SS Josephine Shaw Lowell
SS Josephine Shaw Lowell was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Josephine Shaw Lowell, a Nineteenth century Progressive Reform leader and creator of the National Consumers League.
|Name:||Josephine Shaw Lowell|
|Namesake:||Josephine Shaw Lowell|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||Luckenbach Steamship Co., Ltd.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2296|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida|
|Laid down:||19 February 1944|
|Launched:||4 April 1944|
|Completed:||3 May 1944|
|Fate:||Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group, 31 May 1946|
|Status:||Sold to Italy, 15 January 1947|
|Owner:||Societe Italiana di Navigazione, Albaro, Genoa, Italy|
|Acquired:||22 January 1947|
|Owner:||Aegean Cia. Nav., Panama|
|Operator:||Phoenix Maritime Agencies, New York|
|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)|
Josephine Shaw Lowell was laid down on 19 February 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2296, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 4 April 1944.
She was allocated to Luckenbach Steamship Co., Ltd., on 3 May 1944. On 31 May 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the Hudson River Group. On 15 January 1947, she was transferred to the Italian Government, which in turn sold her for $545,601.37 to Societe Italiana di Navigazione, Albaro, Genoa, Italy, on 22 January 1947, for commercial use. She was renamed Albaro. In 1963, she was sold to Aegean Cia. Nav., Panama, and renamed Aigaion. She was scrapped in Osaka, Japan, in 1968.
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- Maritime Administration. "Josephine Shaw Lowell". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
- "SS Josephine Shaw Lowell". Retrieved 8 December 2017.