SS Charles Lummis

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SS Charles Lummis
SS Charles Lummis.jpg
Sister ship of SS Charles Lummis
Name SS Charles Lummis
Owner US Marine Corps
Launched 5 May 1943
Completed June 1943
In service 4 Jul 1943
Fate Scrapped 1965
General characteristics
Type Cargo vessel
Tonnage 7,176 tons
Length 134.57 metres
Beam 17.3 metres
Depth 8.5 metres
Propulsion Two oil fired boilers, single screw
Speed 11 knots
Capacity 38 - 62 crew plus 21 - 40 Naval staff to man armanents.


A US Liberty Ship named after an early American Journalist and first editor of the Los Angeles Times, Charles Fletcher Lummis. Laid down on 13 April she was launched on 5 May 1943. Her first voyage was from Los Angeles to Hobart, and then on to Karachi and Milne Bay in PNG.

Armament - Stern-mounted 4-in (102 mm) deck gun for use against surfaced submarines, variety of anti-aircraft guns.

Soldiers carried

Cairns to Morotai 28 April to 9 May 1945