SS Gouverneur Morris
SS Gouverneur Morris (Hull Number 1627) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Gouverneur Morris, author of large sections of the United States Constitution, including the Preamble.
|Builder:||Oregon Shipbuilding Company, Portland, Oregon|
|Laid down:||29 March 1943|
|Launched:||18 April 1943|
|Fate:||Transferred to Russia, 1943|
|Tonnage:||7,000 long tons deadweight (DWT)|
|Length:||441 ft 6 in (134.57 m)|
|Beam:||56 ft 10.75 in (17.3419 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)|
|Capacity:||9,140 tons cargo|
The ship was laid down on 29 March 1943, then launched on 18 April 1943. She was given to the Soviet Union in 1943, where she was renamed the Leningrad. Later in her life, she was given the name Ivan Kulibin after an 18th-century Russian mechanic and inventor before the ship was scrapped in 1974.