SS Bjarne A. Lia
|Name:||Bjarne A. Lia|
|Namesake:||Bjarne A. Lia|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||Moore-McCormack Lines Inc.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2332|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida|
|Laid down:||31 October 1944|
|Launched:||30 November 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Bjarne A. Lia|
|Completed:||12 December 1944|
|Fate:||Placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Reserve Fleet, Jones Point, New York, 6 April 1948|
|Status:||Sold for commercial use, 24 May 1949, withdrawn from fleet, 27 May 1949|
|Name:||Frederic C. Collin|
|Owner:||Bulkcargo Shipping Corp.|
|Operator:||Penn Shipping Co.|
|Owner:||Pan American Tankers Corp.|
|Operator:||George T. Bates & Co.|
|Owner:||Santa Sofia Cia Armadora, Panama|
|Owner:||Ocean Transport Co.|
|Operator:||Neris Carbon and Oil Corp.|
|Owner:||Coast Navigation Inc.|
|Operator:||Hugo Neu Corp|
|Status:||Sold for scrapping, 1968|
|Class and type:||
|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)|
Bjarne A. Lia was laid down on 31 October 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2332, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Mrs. Bjarne A. Lia, widow of the namesake, and launched on 30 November 1944.
She was allocated to the Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc., 14 December 1944.
After a series of sales and name changes she was returned to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) on 23 December 1963, under an exchange program, and placed in the James River Reserve Fleet, in Lee Hall, Virginia. She was sold for scrapping, 22 February 1972, to Eckhardt and Co., for $62,222. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 27 March 1972.
- "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
- Maritime Administration. "Bjarne A. Lia". 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 Bjarne A. Lia". Retrieved 11 December 2019.