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.[4]

History
United States
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[1]
Cost: $1,251,002[2]
Yard number: 76
Way number: 3
Laid down: 22 November 1944
Launched: 4 January 1945
Sponsored by: Mrs. W.P. Cornelius
Completed: 17 January 1945
Identification:
Fate: Transferred to the, National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 22 October 1947
Status:
  • Transferred to US Navy, 17 March 1967, removed from fleet, 14 April 1967
  • Scuttled, May 1970
General characteristics [3]
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: 490,000 cubic feet (13,875 m3) (bale)
Complement:
Armament:

Construction

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.[1][2]

History

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.[5][6]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  • Maritime Administration. "Michael James Monohan". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  • "SS Michael James Monohan". Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  • "SS Michael James Monohan". www.Wrecksite.eu. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  • "THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE NAMES". Armed-guard.com. Retrieved 13 December 2019.


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