SS Niels Poulson

History
United States
Name: Niels Poulson
Namesake: Niels Poulson
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2371
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $972,154[1]
Yard number: 156
Way number: 4
Laid down: 6 July 1944
Launched: 18 August 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. W.H. McWhirter
Completed: 5 September 1944
Identification:
Fate: Struck a mine off Gorgona, Italy, 6 December 1946
Status: Sold for scrapping, 20 February 1948
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 Niels Poulson was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Niels Poulson, an architect and philanthropist.

Construction[]

Niels Poulson was laid down on 6 July 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2371, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. W.H. McWhirter, and launched on 18 August 1944.[3][1]

History[]

She was allocated to the Dichmann Wright & Pugh Company, on 5 September 1944. On 6 December 1946, she struck a mine off Gorgona, Italy, and was towed to Leghorn, Italy, where she was declared a constructive total loss (CTL) on 19 December.[1] On 20 February 1948, she was sold, along with 39 other vessels, including her sister ships SS Isaac Shelby and SS Cassius Hudson, for $520,000, to Venturi Salvaggi Ricuperi Imprese Marittime Societa per Azioni, Genoa.[4][5]

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