SS John M. Harlan

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History
United States
Name: John M. Harlan
Namesake: John M. Harlan
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1497
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1.892.040[1]
Yard number: 113
Way number: 3
Laid down: 5 May 1943
Launched: 29 August 1943
Sponsored by: Mrs. Henry V. Mason
Completed: 16 September 1943
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 3 March 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 25 February 1966
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 John M. Harlan was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after John M. Harlan, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Construction[edit]

John M. Harlan was laid down on 5 May 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1497, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Mrs. Henry V. Mason, and launched on 29 August 1943.[3]

History[edit]

She was allocated to Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc., on 16 September 1943. On 3 March 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Mobile, Alabama. On 25 February 1966, she was sold, along with Elbridge Gerry and Henry St. G. Tucker, to Southern Scrap Material for $151,079.79, for scrapping, she was delivered on 11 April 1966.[4][5]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Jones Construction, Brunswick GA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "John M. Harlan". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  • "SS John M. Harlan". Retrieved 5 November 2017.