SS Joseph M. Medill
SS Joseph M. Medill was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Joseph M. Medill, the co-owner and managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, and Mayor of Chicago after the great fire of 1871.
|Name:||Joseph M. Medill|
|Namesake:||Joseph M. Medill|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1523|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida|
|Laid down:||28 September 1942|
|Launched:||3 May 1943|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Ellen Pearson|
|Completed:||31 May 1943|
|Fate:||Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 20 January 1948|
|Status:||Sold for scrapping, 21 April 1960|
|Class and type:||
|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)|
Joseph M. Medill was laid down on 28 September 1942, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1523, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Mrs. Ellen Pearson, the great-granddaughter of the namesake, she was launched on 3 May 1943.
She was allocated to the Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc., on 31 May 1943. On 20 January 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 19 February 1960, she was sold for $70,161, to Bethlehem Steel, for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 21 April 1960.
- "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- Maritime Administration. "Joseph M. Medill". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- "SS Joseph M. Medill". Retrieved 11 December 2019.