SS Russell Sage

SS Russell Sage was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Russell Sage, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York, financier, and railroad executive.

History
United States
Name: Russell Sage
Namesake: Russell Sage
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Marine Transport Lines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1545
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,333,089[1]
Yard number: 27
Way number: 6
Laid down: 25 November 1943
Launched: 5 January 1944
Completed: 29 February 1944
Identification:
Fate: Sold for commercial use, 26 February 1947
Panama
Name: Glen I
Owner: Caribbean Land & Shipping Corp, Cristóbal, Colón, Panama
Operator: T. Gotaas & Co., New York City
Acquired: 26 February 1947
Fate: Sold, 1950
Panama
Name:
  • Glen I (1950–1955)
  • Maria Dolores (1950–1955)
Owner:
  • Cia. de Nav. La. Cordillera, Chiriquí, Panama (1950–1954)
  • Flamengo Cia. de Nav. Transoceanica (1954–1958)
  • D'Amico Soc. di Nav., Rome (1958–1965)
Operator: D'Amico Soc. di Nav., Rome (1950–1965)
Acquired: 1950
Fate: Sold, 1965
Greece
Name: Nikolis M
Owner: Miltiades Navegaceon
Operator: Mattheos Mavridoglou, Piraeus, Greece
Acquired: 1965
Fate: Wreaked, 1967
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

Russell Sage was laid down on 25 November 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1545, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 5 January 1944.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to Marine Transport Lines, Inc., on 29 February 1944. On 26 February 1947, she was sold for $544,506 to Caribbean Land & Shipping Corp., for commercial use.[4][5]

After going through several owners, in 1967, she was named Nikolis M and owned by Miltiades Navegaceon and sailing under a Greek flag when she stranded in Isabela de Sagua. Her wreck is located at 22.924244°N 79.949208°W / 22.924244; -79.949208.[6][7]

References

Bibliography

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Russell Sage". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  • "SS Russell Sage". Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  • "Historia del Nikolis M". Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  • "LIBERTY SHIPS - R". Retrieved 20 December 2017.


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