History
United States
Name: Duncan L. Clinch
Namesake: Duncan L. Clinch
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2378
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $941.295[1]
Yard number: 163
Way number: 5
Laid down: 22 August 1944
Launched: 6 October 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Harry B. Vickers
Completed: 20 October 1944
Identification:
Fate: Struck a mine near Le Havre, France, 23 December 1945
Status: Declared constructive total loss (CTL)
General characteristics [2]
Class and type:
Tonnage: 7,176 GRT
Displacement: 14,245 long tons (14,474 t) (max)
Length:
  • 441 feet 6 inches (135 m) oa
  • 417 feet 8.75 inches (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 boilers
  • 2,500 hp (1,900 kW)
Propulsion:
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Capacity:
  • 10,856 LT DWT
  • 7,176 GT
  • 562,608 cubic feet (15,931 m3) (grain)
  • 499,573 cubic feet (14,146 m3) (bale)
Complement:
Armament:

SS Duncan L. Clinch was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Duncan L. Clinch, an American army officer and a commander during the First Seminole War and Second Seminole Wars. He also served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Georgia.

Construction

Duncan L. Clinch was laid down on 22 August 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2378, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Harry B. Vickers, and launched on 6 October 1944.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to American Export Lines, Inc., on 20 October 1944. On 23 December 1945, she struck a mine, two miles (3.2 km) west of Le Havre, France. She was declared a constructive total loss (CTL) the same day.[4][5]

References

Bibliography

  • "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. "Duncan L. Clinch". 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 Duncan L. Clinch". Retrieved 14 November 2017.