SS Michael James Monohan
SS Michael James Monohan was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Michael James Monohan, a Merchant marine killed when U-123 torpedoed SS Gulfamerica, 5 mi (8.0 km) off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, 11 April 1943.
|Name:||Michael James Monohan|
|Namesake:||Michael James Monohan|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||Alcoa Steamship Co., Inc.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C5) hull, MC hull 2335|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida|
|Laid down:||22 November 1944|
|Launched:||4 January 1945|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. W.P. Cornelius|
|Completed:||17 January 1945|
|Fate:||Transferred to the, National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 22 October 1947|
|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)|
|Capacity:||490,000 cubic feet (13,875 m3) (bale)|
Michael James Monohan was laid down on 22 November 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2335, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Mrs. W.P. Cornelius, the wife of Colonel W.P. Cornelius, US Army, she was launched on 4 January 1945.
She was allocated to Alcoa Steamship Co., Inc., on 17 January 1945. After a number of contracts, on 22 October 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina. On 14 April 1967, she was transferred to the US Navy for use as a Disposal Ship. She was scuttled with obsolete rocket motors off the coast of Virginia.
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