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President Cleveland
President Cleveland
Name: SS President Cleveland
Namesake: Grover Cleveland

Operator: American President Lines

Route: Trans-Pacific
Builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co, Alameda, California

Yard number: 9509
Laid down: 28 August 1944
Launched: 23 June 1946
Completed: 1947
Identification: Official number: 254296

Fate: scrapped 1974
General characteristics
Tonnage: ? 15,359 GT
? 10,431 DWT

Displacement: 23,504 long tons (23,881 t)

Length: ? 609 ft 6 in (185.78 m) o/a
? 573 ft (175 m) p/p

Beam: 75 ft 6 in (23.01 m)
Draft: 30 ft 2 in (9.19 m)
Installed power: 20,000 hp (14,914 kW)
Propulsion: ? turbo-electric transmission;
? twin screw

Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)

Capacity: ? 579 passengers (379 first class, 200 economy class)
? 193,984 cubic feet (5,493 m3) cargo
Notes: sister ship: SS President Wilson

SS President Cleveland was an American passenger ship originally ordered by the Maritime Commission during World War II, as one of the Admiral-class Type P2-SE2-R1 transport ships, and intended to be named USS Admiral D. W. Taylor (AP-128). The ship was laid down on 28 August 1944 at the Bethlehem Steel shipyard in Alameda, California, but was cancelled on 16 December 1944.
Redesigned for passenger service long before, she was launched on 23 June 1946 as President Cleveland, completed in 1947, and bareboat chartered to American President Lines.
One of the ship's most famous passengers was the Nobel Prize?winning author Sigrid Undset, who fled the Nazis by travelling across Russia and sailed to the USA on the President Cleveland.
The ship was featured in a 1962 Britannica Films production called "The Seaport", filmed in San Francisco.
She was sold to Oceanic Cruise Development, Inc. (C.Y. Tung Group) on 9 February 1973, and renamed Oriental President. The ship was scrapped at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 1974.

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IMO Number 254296
Type of ship Passenger / Cargo Ship.
Year of build and builder 1947 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co
Added on 20/12/2015
Dimension 1200 x 566
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