A really big STEAM ENGINE. There are 17 engines aboard, all operated by steam. No diesel engines.
ships formed the backbone of a supply line that enabled the Allies to
wage total war against the Axis Powers during World War II. In what has
been called "the most stupendous building program the world will
probably ever see", some 2,700 Liberty ships — making up nearly
three-quarters of the 40 million dead-weight tons of shipbuilding in
the United States during the war — were built at an average cost of
US$1.6 million each in 18 shipyards. 2,751 were planned
and 2,710 completed. 3 are preserved; SS Jeremiah O'Brien,
the SS John
W. Brown and Hellas Victory, the former SS Arthur M. Huddell, located in
From: "The Story of the 225th AAA Searchlight Battlion"
General Cargo Vessel Type EC2-S-C1:
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tons Length: 441 ft. 6 in. Beam:
56 ft 10.75 in. Draft: 27 ft. 9.25 in. Propulsion: Two oil-fired
boilers - 3 cylinder triple-expansion
steam engine single screw, 2,500 hp. Speed: 11–11.5 knots (13–13.2 mph) Range: 20,000 nmi (23,000 mi) Complement: 38–62 USMM
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