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.
|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|
|Laid down:||11 August 1943|
|Launched:||23 October 1943|
|Completed:||30 November 1943|
|Fate:||Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 21 November 1947|
|Status:||Sold for scrapping, 28 October 1971|
|Class and type:||type Z-EC2-S-C2, army tank transport|
|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)|
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.
- "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.