SS Frederic C. Howe

SS Frederic C. Howe was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Frederic C. Howe, a member of the Ohio Senate, Commissioner of Immigration of the Port of New York, and president of the League for Small and Subject Nationalities.

Frederic C. Howe
History
United States
Name: Frederic C. Howe
Namesake: Frederic C. Howe
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: United Fruit Co.
Ordered: as type (Z-EC2-S-C2) hull, MC hull 1536
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,824,649[1]
Yard number: 18
Way number: 2
Laid down: 24 August 1943
Launched: 30 October 1943
Completed: 6 December 1943
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia, 10 October 1947
Status: Sold for non-transportation use (NTU), 9 June 1972
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: type Z-EC2-S-C2, army tank transport
Tonnage:
Displacement:
Length:
  • 441 feet 6 inches (135 m) oa
  • 416 feet (127 m) pp
  • 427 feet (130 m) lwl
Beam: 57 feet (17 m)
Draft: 27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)
Installed power:
  • 2 × Oil fired 450 °F (232 °C) boilers, operating at 220 psi (1,500 kPa)
  • 2,500 hp (1,900 kW)
Propulsion:
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Capacity:
  • 562,608 cubic feet (15,931 m3) (grain)
  • 499,573 cubic feet (14,146 m3) (bale)
Complement:
Armament:

Construction

Frederic C. Howe was laid down on 24 August 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1536, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 30 October 1943.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to United Fruit Co., on 6 December 1943. On 30 October 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 9 June 1972, she was sold for $38,753.54 to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., for non-transportation use (NTU). She was removed from the fleet on 18 August 1972.[4][5]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Frederic C. Howe". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  • "SS Frederic C. Howe". Retrieved 28 November 2017.


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