S.S. Edwin Clarence Eckel
The S.S. Edwin Clarence Eckel was built by McCloskey and Company in Tampa, Florida in 1944. She was used for several years by the US Army in the South Pacific.
On November 5, 1946, the Eckel sailed from Shanghai, bound for San Francisco with a cargo of ammunition and explosives. On November 11th, the ship suffered rudder damage during a heavy storm and was towed 287 miles to Yokohama six days later. Finally, she was declared a total loss not worthy of repair. The Eckel was stripped and scuttled in January of 1947.
The S.S. Edwin Clarence Eckel was scuttled off Yokohama, Japan. Her exact location and condition are unknown.
None available. However, since all the McCloskey ships are identical, you can see photos of the other ships to see what the S.S. Edwin Clarence Eckel looked like.
Gross Weight: 4,690 Tons
Net Weight: 2,738 Tons
Dimensions: 102.53 meters x 16.45 m x 10.66 m
Engine: T.3-cyl, Prescott Mehy Co.