SS Johan Printz

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History
United States
Name: Johan Printz
Namesake: Johan Printz
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2375
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,026,749[1]
Yard number: 160
Way number: 2
Laid down: 7 August 1944
Launched: 18 September 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Glenn Fite
Completed: 29 September 1944
Identification:
Fate:
Status: Sold for scrapping, 10 July 1970
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:

SS Johan Printz was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Johan Printz, the governor from 1643 until 1653, of the Swedish colony of New Sweden, in North America.

Construction[edit]

Johan Printz was laid down on 7 August 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2375, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Glenn Fite, and launched on 18 September 1944.[3][1]

History[edit]

She was allocated to the Parry Navigation Company, on 29 September 1944. On 24 October 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 25 March 1958, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 10 July 1970, she was sold for $40,300, to Northern Metal Company, for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 28 July 1970.[4][5]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Jones Construction, Brunswick GA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Johan Printz". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  • "SS Johan Printz". Retrieved 11 November 2017.