SS Nick Stoner

SS Nick Stoner was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Nick Stoner , a hunter and trapper that served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution and later the United States Army during the War of 1812.

History
United States
Name: Nick Stoner
Namesake: Nick Stoner
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: North Atlantic & Gulf Steamship Co.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2307
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $927,137[1]
Yard number: 48
Way number: 5
Laid down: 12 May 1944
Launched: 17 June 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs.Eula Brown
Completed: 30 June 1944
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 22 October 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 14 May 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

Nick Stoner was laid down on 12 May 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2307, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was sponsored by Mrs. Eula Brown, and launched on 17 June 1944.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to North Atlantic & Gulf Steamship Co., on 30 June 1944. On 11 June 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Mobile, Alabama. On 14 May 1963, she was sold for $48,765.56 to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., to be scrapped. She was removed from the fleet on 17 June 1963.[4][5]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Nick Stoner". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  • "SS Nick Stoner ". Retrieved 22 December 2017.


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