GENERAL DANIEL L. SULTAN

[FORMERLY ADM W. S. BENSON] 

AP  120

 

BUILT:  1944  BEAM:  75'-6"  DRAFT:  26'-6" 
LENGTH:  608'-11"   CARGO [cu ft]:  46,640   PASS [troop ship]:  4,843  
PROP: Turbine-elec 2   RADIUS [miles]: 15,000 TONS:  17,000
TYPE:   P2 SPEED [knots]:  19 DEPENDENTS TO JAPAN: Yes

Named originally in honor of Adm William Shepherd Benson, USNA Class 1877, Chief of Naval Opns 1915, and later drafted naval terms of the armistice with Germany 1918. Chairman U.S. Shipping Board 1920.

Renamed Gen Daniel L Sultan.

Ref:  http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/22/22120.htm 

 

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Courtesy Sandra Hammond Hall

 

Yokohama to San Francisco May 1954