WWII  LIBERTY  SHIPS

A really big STEAM ENGINE. There are 17 engines aboard, all operated by steam. No diesel engines.
Liberty 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 Piraeus, Greece.
From: "The Story of the 225th AAA Searchlight Battlion"

General Cargo Vessel Type EC2-S-C1:
 (E = emergency, C = cargo, 2 = waterline length between 400 – 500ft,
S = steam power, C1 = this design)

Other Liberties
SS Star of Oregon   -   SS General Lyon   -   SS  Granville S. Hall

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Displacement: 14,245 long 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

The LIBERTY SHIP's Steam, powers everything aboard the ship using PISTON TYPE steam engines.
The [1] MAIN ENGINE, [1] BLOWER FAN ENGINE, [3] ELECTICAL GENERATOR ENGINES, and [1] RUDDER CONTROL ENGINE.
Also all of ships WINCHES are powered by piston type steam action.

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