SS Art Young
SS Art Young was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Art Young, an American cartoonist and writer from Illinois. Young is best known for his socialist cartoons in the left-wing magazine The Masses.
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||A. L. Burbank & Co., Ltd.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2328|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida|
|Laid down:||5 October 1944|
|Launched:||13 November 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs.J.Philo Caldwell|
|Completed:||22 November 1944|
|Status:||Sold for scrapping, 31 January 1961, withdrawn from the fleet, 26 July 1961|
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|Beam:||57 feet (17 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)|
Art Young was laid down on 5 October 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2328, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Mrs. J. Philo Caldwell, wife of the chief estimator at JAJCC, and launched on 13 November 1944.
She was allocated to A. L. Burbank & Co., Ltd., 22 November 1944. On 15 April 1948, she was placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 10 May 1952, she was placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Beaumont, Texas.
- "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
- Maritime Administration. "Art Young". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
- "SS Art Young". Retrieved 11 December 2019.