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.

History
United States
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
Cost: $620,974[1]
Yard number: 65
Way number: 3
Laid down: 7 September 1944
Launched: 17 October 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Jimmy Mann
Completed: 30 October 1944
Identification:
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Status: Sold for scrapping, 17 January 1969, withdrawn from the fleet, 27 January 1969
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

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.[3][1]

History

She was allocated to Isbrandstsen Steamship Co. Inc., 30 October 1944. On 8 September 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama.[4]

She was sold for scrapping, 17 January 1969, to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp., for $40,125. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 27 January 1969.[4]

References

Bibliography

  • "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.


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