SS Charles S. Haight

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History
United States
Name: Charles S. Haight
Namesake: Charles S. Haight
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2376
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $974,111[1]
Yard number: 161
Way number: 3
Laid down: 15 August 1944
Launched: 23 September 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. James J. Harris
Completed: 3 October 1944
Identification:
Fate: Grounded off Cape Ann, 1 April 1946
Status: Sold, 30 December 1947
General characteristics [2]
Class and type:
Tonnage:
Displacement:
Length:
  • 441 feet 6 inches (135 m) oa
  • 416 feet (127 m) pp
  • 427 feet (130 m) lwl
Beam: 57 feet (17 m)
Draft: 27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)
Installed power:
  • 2 × Oil fired 450 °F (232 °C) boilers, operating at 220 psi (1,500 kPa)
  • 2,500 hp (1,900 kW)
Propulsion:
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Capacity:
  • 562,608 cubic feet (15,931 m3) (grain)
  • 499,573 cubic feet (14,146 m3) (bale)
Complement:
Armament:

SS Charles S. Haight was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Charles Haight, a member of the New Jersey General Assembly and the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey.

Construction[edit]

Charles S. Haight was laid down on 15 August 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2376, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Glenn Fite, and launched on 23 September 1944.[3][1]

History[edit]

She was allocated to Marine Transport Lines, Inc., on 3 October 1944. On 1 April 1947, she was grounded off Cape Ann, near Rockport, Massachusetts, she was declared a Constructive Total Loss (CTL) the next day. On 30 December 1947, she was sold for $500, to A. Joseph Martell & Arthur Wagner, without restrictions.[4][5]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Jones Construction, Brunswick GA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Charles S. Haight". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  • "SS Charles S. Haight". Retrieved 14 November 2017.