MUSEUM SHIP SS ‘HELLAS LIBERTY’ (Images, Part I)

MUSEUM SHIP SS ‘HELLAS LIBERTY’ (ex- SS ‘Arthur M. Huddell’)

SS ‘Hellas Liberty’ in Piraeus Port, Greece after major restoration (2010)
Namesake: union leader Arthur M. Huddell (1869-1931)
Ordered: MCE hull 1215
Builder: St. Johns River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville, Florida
Laid down: 25 October 1943
Launched: 7 December 1943
Christened: SS ‘Arthur M. Huddell’
Refit: 1944
Sold for preservation to Greece in 2008, and after extensive restoration was converted to museum ship, re-flagged under the Flag of Greece and re-named SS ‘Hellas Liberty’. Presently moored at the Port of Piraeus, Greece.

General characteristics
SS ‘Arthur M Huddel’, IMO: 5025706, is a Liberty ship built by St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company with keel laid 25 October 1943 and the yard workers working overtime to launch on 7 December 1943 and complete outfitting nine days later.                                                             Type: General cargo

Displacement: (as built) 14,257 (fl) tons
Length: 441 feet 6 inches (134.6 m)
Beam: (molded) 56 feet 10.75 inches (17.3 m)
Draft: (as built) 25 feet 3.25 inches (7.7 m)
Installed power: Two Combustion Engineering oil-fired boilers
Propulsion: Filer and Stowell triple expansion, reciprocating engine; 2,500-shaft horsepower (shp)
Speed: 11 knots
Range: 19,000 nautical miles

SS ‘Hellas Liberty’ is one of three Liberties remaining afloat, with the others being SS ‘John W. Brown’ and SS ‘Jeremiah O’Brien’ in the United States.


 

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In Piraeus Port, impeccably restored museum ship SS ‘Hellas Liberty’, one of the last three surviving ‘Liberty Ships’ of WWII – A vessel design intended to bring supplies for a prompt end of war in Europe but indadvertedly launched many a great shipping fortunes.

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In Piraeus Port, impeccably restored museum ship SS ‘Hellas Liberty’, one of the last three surviving ‘Liberty Ships’ of WWII.

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In Piraeus Port, impeccably restored museum ship SS ‘Hellas Liberty’, one of the last three surviving ‘Liberty Ships’ of WWII.

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In Piraeus Port, impeccably restored museum ship SS ‘Hellas Liberty’, one of the last three surviving ‘Liberty Ships’ of WWII – A vessel design intended to bring supplies for a prompt end of war in Europe but indadvertedly launched many a great shipping fortunes.

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In Piraeus Port, Impeccably restored museum ship SS ‘Hellas Liberty’, one of the last three surviving ‘Liberty Ships’ of WWII – A vessel design intended to bring supplies for a prompt end of war in Europe but indadvertedly launched many a great shipping fortunes.

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In Port of Piraeus, impeccably restored museum ship SS ‘Hellas Liberty’, one of the last three surviving ‘Liberty Ships’ of WWII.

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In Port of Piraeus, impeccably restored museum ship SS ‘Hellas Liberty’, one of the last three surviving ‘Liberty Ships’ of WWII.

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In Port of Piraeus, impeccably restored museum ship SS ‘Hellas Liberty’, one of the last three surviving ‘Liberty Ships’ of WWII.

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In Port of Piraeus, impeccably restored museum ship SS ‘Hellas Liberty’, one of the last three surviving ‘Liberty Ships’ of WWII.

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In Port of Piraeus, impeccably restored museum ship SS ‘Hellas Liberty’, one of the last three surviving ‘Liberty Ships’ of WWII.

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In Port of Piraeus, impeccably restored museum ship SS ‘Hellas Liberty’, one of the last three surviving ‘Liberty Ships’ of WWII.

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In Port of Piraeus, impeccably restored museum ship SS ‘Hellas Liberty’, one of the last three surviving ‘Liberty Ships’ of WWII.


 

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