SS Joseph R. Lamar

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History
United States
Name: Joseph R. Lamar
Namesake: Joseph R. Lamar
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Agwilines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1491
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $2,445,015[1]
Yard number: 107
Way number: 3
Laid down: 1 August 1942
Launched: 29 April 1943
Sponsored by: Mrs. Ellis Armain
Completed: 17 June 1943
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 8 October 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 28 October 1960
General characteristics [2]
Class and type:
Tonnage: 7,176 GRT
Displacement: 14,245 long tons (14,474 t) (max)
Length:
  • 441 feet 6 inches (135 m) oa
  • 417 feet 8.75 inches (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 boilers
  • 2,500 hp (1,900 kW)
Propulsion:
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Capacity:
  • 10,856 LT DWT
  • 7,176 GT
  • 562,608 cubic feet (15,931 m3) (grain)
  • 499,573 cubic feet (14,146 m3) (bale)
Complement:
Armament:

SS Joseph R. Lamar was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Joseph R. Lamar, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Construction[edit]

Joseph R. Lamar was laid down on 1 August 1942, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1491, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Mrs. Ellis Armain, and launched on 29 April 1943.[3][1]

History[edit]

She was allocated to Agwilines, Inc., on 17 June 1943. On 8 October 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Mobile, Alabama. On 28 October 1960, she was sold to Pinto Island Metals Company for $56,000, for scrapping, she was delivered on 8 December 1960.[4][5]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Jones Construction, Brunswick GA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Joseph R. Lamar". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  • "SS Joseph R. Lamar". Retrieved 4 November 2017.