SS Samuel G. Howe
SS Samuel G. Howe was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Samuel G. Howe, a nineteenth century American physician, abolitionist, and an advocate of education for the blind.
|Name:||Samuel G. Howe|
|Namesake:||Samuel G. Howe|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||Isbrandstsen Steamship Co., Inc.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2324|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida|
|Laid down:||7 September 1944|
|Launched:||17 October 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Jimmy Mann|
|Completed:||30 October 1944|
|Fate:||Placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 8 September 1948|
|Status:||Sold for scrapping, 17 January 1969, withdrawn from the fleet, 27 January 1969|
|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)|
Samuel G. Howe was laid down on 7 September 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2324, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Mrs. Jimmy Mann, wife of plant superintendent, and launched on 17 October 1944.
- "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
- Maritime Administration. "Samuel G. Howe". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
- "SS Samuel G. Howe". Retrieved 9 December 2019.