United States
NameCharles C. Randleman
NamesakeCharles C. Randleman
Orderedas type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2402
BuilderJ.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Yard number187
Way number5
Laid down15 January 1945
Launched25 February 1945
Sponsored byMrs. Harry R. Baggett
Completed13 March 1945
FateGrounded on Apo Reef, 31 August 1945 and Constructive total loss (CTL)
General characteristics [2]
Class and type
  • 441 feet 6 inches (135 m) oa
  • 416 feet (127 m) pp
  • 427 feet (130 m) lwl
Beam57 feet (17 m)
Draft27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)
Installed power
  • 2 × Oil fired 450 °F (232 °C) boilers, operating at 220 psi (1,500 kPa)
  • 2,500 hp (1,900 kW)
Speed11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
  • 562,608 cubic feet (15,931 m3) (grain)
  • 499,573 cubic feet (14,146 m3) (bale)

SS Charles C. Randleman was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Charles C. Randleman, who was lost at sea while he was a messman on SS William C. McTarnaban, after she was torpedoed by German submarine U-506, on 16 May 1942, in the Gulf of Mexico.


Charles C. Randleman was laid down on 15 January 1945, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2402, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Harry R. Baggett, sister of the namesake, and launched on 25 February 1945.[3][1]


She was allocated to the American Foreign Steamship Corporation, on 13 March 1945. On 31 August 1945, she was grounded on Apo Reef, off Mindoro Island, and declared a constructive total loss (CTL).[4][5]



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