SS Julius Rosenwald

SS Julius Rosenwald was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Julius Rosenwald, co-owner of Sears, Roebuck and Company, founder of the Rosenwald Fund, and principal founder and backer of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

History
United States
Name: Julius Rosenwald
Namesake: Julius Rosenwald
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Blidberg & Rothchild Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1533
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,710,928[1]
Yard number: 15
Way number: 3
Laid down: 7 July 1943
Launched: 13 September 1943
Completed: 29 September 1943
Identification:
Fate: Sold to Italy, 15 December 1946, removed from fleet, 27 December 1946
Status: Scrapped 1963
Italy
Name: Assiria
Acquired: 27 December 1963
Fate: Scrapped, 1963
General characteristics [2]
Class and type:
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

Julius Rosenwald was laid down on 7 July 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1533, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 13 September 1943.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to Blidberg & Rothchild Co., Inc., on 29 September 1943. On 15 December 1946, she was sold to the Italian Government, for $544,506, which in turn sold her to Adriatica Socite Anon di Navigazione, on 27 December 1946. She was renamed Assiria and scrapped in 1963.[4]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Julius Rosenwald". 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 27 November 2017.
  • "SS Julius Rosenwald". Retrieved 11 December 2019.


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