SS William Grayson

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SS William Grayson, hull number 2060, was EC2-S-C1 class Liberty Ship constructed during World War II by the United States Maritime Commission. The SS William Grayson was launched on 31 Aug 1942,[1] from the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland[1] was sold to a various private owners after the war[1] and was scrapped in 1968.[1] The total construction time for William Grayson was 60 days.[1]

Original Namesake

William Grayson (1736–1790), a Revolutionary soldier and aide to General Washington, a member of the Continental Congress from Virginia and later a U.S. Senator from Virginia 1789-1790.[2]

Name and Ownership History

  • 1942 Completed as WILLIAM GRAYSON
  • 1942 WSA (Black Diamond SS Corp, NY)
  • 1945 KERKYRA, Greek Gov't.
  • 1946 Condylis Bros (Orion SS Co, New York)- Greek flag
  • 1947 ANNA L. CONDYLIS, same owners
  • 1953 (Orion Shpg & Tdg.Co, NY)
  • 1955 D.L.Condylis - Greek flag (Sea Traffic & Tdg. Corp, NY)
  • 1957 ALEXANDROS, Lamyra Shpg.Co.- Greek flag (same managers)
  • 1962 THEONYMPHOS TINOU, Preveza Shpg. Co.- Lebanese flag (Tsakalotos Nav.Corp, NY)
  • 1968 Scrapped Taiwan

Source: [3]

World War II Convoys

During World War II, the SS William Grayson participated in no fewer than 32 convoys supplying the war effort. The list below, sorted chronologically, most likely represents the complete list of convoys that include the SS William Grayson, but does not represent an exhaustive search.

  • Convoy GZ.9 (Oct 1942: Guantanamo - Cristobal)
  • Convoy NG.313 (Oct 1942: NYC - Guantanamo)
  • Convoy CA.1 (Dec 1942: Capetown - Dispersed)
  • Convoy DC.21 (Apr 1943: Durban - Capetown)
  • Convoy PA.32 (Apr 1943: Bandar abbas - Aden)
  • Convoy BT.14 (May 1943: Bahia - Trinidad)
  • Convoy CN.19 (May 1943: Capetown - Dispersed)
  • TAG.66 (Jun 1943: Trinidad - Guantanamo)
  • Convoy GN.66 (Jun 1943: Guantanamo - NYC)
  • Convoy UGS.13 (Jul 1943: Hampton Roads - Port Said)
  • Convoy AP.43 (Aug 1943: Aden - Bandar Abbas)
  • Convoy GUS.20 (Oct 1943: Alexandria - Hampton Roads)
  • Convoy PA.56 (Oct 1943: Bandar abbas - Aden)
  • Convoy HX.272 (Dec 1943: NYC - Liverpool)
  • 16! Convoy WP.SP 16 (Jan 1944: Milford Haven - Portsmouth)
  • Convoy PW.467 (Jan 1944: Portsmouth - M haven)
  • Convoy ON.223 (Feb 1944: Liverpool - NYC)
  • Convoy HX.283 (Mar 1944: NYC - Liverpool)

Source: [4]

After leaving New York City, the SS William Grayson was involved in a collision that damaged the hull. The SS William Grayson made way for St. Johns, Newfoundland for repairs. Following repairs, the SS William Grayson returned to port.[5]

  • Convoy UGS.51 (Aug 1944: Hampton Roads - Port Said)
  • Convoy GUS.51 (Sep 1944: Port Said - Hampton Roads)
  • Convoy KN.342 (Oct 1944: Key West - NYC)
  • Convoy HX.319 (Nov 1944: NYC - Liverpool)
  • Convoy WVC.16 (Dec 1944: St helens rds - Havre)
  • Convoy ON.280 (Jan 1945: Southend - NYC)
  • Convoy TBC.43 (Jan 1945: Southend - Milford Haven)
  • Convoy BX.149 (Mar 1945: Boston - Halifax)
  • Convoy HX.343 (Mar 1945: NYC - Liverpool)
  • Convoy TAM.119 (Mar 1945: Southend - Antwerp)
  • Convoy ATM.130 (Apr 1945: Antwerp - Southend)
  • Convoy ON.298 (Apr 1945: Southend - NYC)

Source: [4]

References

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  2. "AG and MM Board: Re: Lt. Edmund Nutter". members.boardhost.com. Retrieved 2015-08-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "LibShipsK". www.mariners-l.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-08-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Arnold Hague Convoy Database". convoyweb.org.uk. Retrieved 2015-08-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Convoy HX 283 - warsailors.com". www.warsailors.com. Retrieved 2015-08-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>