SS William J. Bryan
SS William J. Bryan was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after William J. Bryan, a member of the US House of Representatives from Nebraska, a three time Democratic Party presidential nominee, and United States Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson.
|Name:||William J. Bryan|
|Namesake:||William J. Bryan|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||Standard Fruit & Steamship Company|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1522|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida|
|Laid down:||21 September 1942|
|Launched:||22 April 1943|
|Completed:||20 May 1943|
|Status:||Sold for scrapping, 20 July 1965|
|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)|
She was allocated to the Standard Fruit & Steamship Company, on 20 May 1943. On 10 June 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the Hudson River Group. On 26 March 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 20 July 1965, she was sold for $45,278.78, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 20 August 1965.
- "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
- Maritime Administration. "William Jennings Bryan". 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 21 November 2017.
- "SS William J. Bryan". Retrieved 11 December 2019.