SS John Barton Payne

SS John Barton Payne was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after John Barton Payne, the counsel for the Emergency Fleet Corporation during World War I, Chairman of the U.S. Shipping Board from 1919 until February 1920, and the United States Secretary of the Interior under Woodrow Wilson.

History
United States
Name: John Barton Payne
Namesake: John Barton Payne
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Isthmian Steamship Co.
Ordered: as type (Z-EC2-S-C2) hull, MC hull 1535
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,862,684[1]
Yard number: 17
Way number: 5
Laid down: 11 August 1943
Launched: 23 October 1943
Completed: 30 November 1943
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 21 November 1947
Status: Sold for scrapping, 28 October 1971
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

John Barton Payne was laid down on 11 August 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1535, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 23 October 1943.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to Isthmian Steamship Co., on 30 November 1943. On 21 November 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Mobile, Alabama. On 28 October 1971, she was sold, along with 13 other ships, for $513,800, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., to be scrapped. She was removed from the fleet on 22 February 1972.[4][5]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "John Barton Payne". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  • "SS John Barton Payne". Retrieved 12 December 2019.


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