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SS Henry R. Schoolcraft
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Name: SS Henry R. Schoolcraft
Namesake: Henry R. Schoolcraft
Builder: Richmond Shipyards, Richmond, California
Yard number: 2132
Way number: 1
Laid down: 11 December 1943
Launched: 30 December 1943
Fate: Sold, 1947
Wrecked and scrapped, 1967
General characteristics
Type: Liberty ship
Tonnage: 7,000 long tons deadweight (DWT)
Length: 441 ft 6 in (134.57 m)
Beam: 56 ft 11 in (17.35 m)
Draft: 27 ft 9 in (8.46 m)
Propulsion: Two oil-fired boilers
Triple expansion steam engine
Single screw
2,500 hp (1,864 kW)
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)
Capacity: 9,140 tons cargo
Complement: 41
Armament: • 1 × Stern-mounted 4 in (100 mm) deck gun
• AA guns

SS Henry R. Schoolcraft (MC contract 2132) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II.

Named after Henry R. Schoolcraft, an American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, the ship was laid down by Permanente Metals in their Richmond Yard #1 on 11 December 1943, then launched on 30 December 1943. The vessel was operated under a USAT (United States Army Transport) identification, meaning that it was under the control of the Army Transportation Service. In 1947, the ship was sold into private ownership. However, in 1967, the ship was wrecked and subsequently scrapped.[1]


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