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Crater-class cargo ship is a category of freighter
A cargo ship or freighter is any sort of ship or vessel that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another. Thousands of cargo carriers ply the world's seas and oceans each year; they handle the bulk of international trade...
that was constructed for use by the United States Navy
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during World War II
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under Maritime Commission EC2-S-C1 type.
The class was named for the lead ship of its type, the . There were a total of 62 ships of this class built, the largest count of U.S. Navy cargo ship classes.
The ships were propelled by a reciprocating steam engine using a single screw with a power of 1950 hp shaft.