SS Newton D. Baker
SS Newton D. Baker was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Newton D. Baker, a lawyer, the 37th Mayor of Cleveland, and the United States Secretary of War, during World War I.
|Name:||Newton D. Baker|
|Namesake:||Newton D. Baker|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||Luckenbach Steamship Co., Inc.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1520|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida|
|Laid down:||3 September 1942|
|Launched:||25 February 1943|
|Sponsored by:||Rose Jones|
|Completed:||6 April 1943|
|Fate:||Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 1 October 1947|
|Status:||Sold for scrapping, 2 January 1968|
|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)|
Newton D. Baker was laid down on 3 September 1942, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1520, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Rose Jones, the wife of the James Addison Jones, the founder J.A. Jones Construction Co., she was launched on 25 February 1943.
She was allocated to Luckenbach Steamship Co., Inc., on 6 April 1943. On 1 October 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama. On 2 January 1968, she was sold for $46,320 to Union Minerals & Alloys, Co., to be scrapped. She was removed from the fleet on 29 January 1968.
- "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
- Maritime Administration. "Newton D. Baker". 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 20 November 2017.
- "SS Newton D. Baker". Retrieved 11 December 2019.