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USAT Charles P. Steinmetz
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Laid down, 4 February 1943, as SS Charles P. Steinmetz a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) Cargo Ship under Maritime Commission contract (MCE 471) at
Kaiser Permanente No.2, Richmond, CA.
Launched, 24 March 1943
Delivered, 15 March 1943, to the War Shipping Administration, allocated the the War Department the same day
Named for Charles P. Steinmetz (1865-1923). Charles Proteus Steinmetz was a mathematician, engineer, author, and professor. Steinmetz was prominent in the field of
alternating current. His theories and discoveries led to the expansion of the electric power industry in the U.S.
Laid up, 30 September 1946, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Brunswick River, Wilmington, N.C.
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 18 April 1961, to Union Mining & Alloys (PD-X-600 dated 17 March 1961 for $53,639,89, withdrawn, 3 May 1961
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 12.5 kts.
Cargo Capacity 7,700 DWT
non-refrigerated 404,274 Cu ft
Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
two single 40mm AA gun mounts
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 7,285 Bbls
one General Machine Corp. vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
two Combustion Engineering header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
Ship's Service Generators
three recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
one turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 2,500shp
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