SS George W. Norris

SS George W. Norris was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after George W. Norris, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a United States Senator from Nebraska.

History
United States
Name: George W. Norris
Namesake: George W. Norris
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2388
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $823,133[1]
Yard number: 173
Way number: 3
Laid down: 31 October 1944
Launched: 2 December 1944
Sponsored by: Miss Gretchen Rath
Completed: 12 December 1944
Identification:
Fate: Wrecked and lost off Japan, 1 March 1946
Status: Declared a marine total loss
General characteristics [2]
Class and type:
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

George W. Norris was laid down on 31 October 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2388, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Miss Gretchen Rath, the eleven-year-old granddaughter of the namesake, and launched on 2 December 1944.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to Prudential Steamship Corp., on 12 December 1944. On 6 March 1946, she was wrecked and lost off Tenega Shima, Japan, she was declared a marine total loss.[4][5]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Brunswick GA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "George W. Norris". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  • "SS George W. Norris". Retrieved 16 November 2017.


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