SS R. J. Reynolds

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History
United States
Name: R.J. Reynolds
Namesake: R. J. Reynolds
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2377
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $947,562[1]
Yard number: 162
Way number: 4
Laid down: 19 August 1944
Launched: 30 September 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Richard J.E. Reynolds Jr.
Completed: 12 October 1944
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 11 January 1947
Status: Sold for scrapping, 13 December 1957
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 R.J. Reynolds was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after R. J. Reynolds, founder of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

Construction[edit]

R.J. Reynolds was laid down on 19 August 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2377, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Richard J.E. Reynolds Jr., and launched on 30 September 1944.[3][1]

History[edit]

She was allocated to Black Diamond Steamship Co., on 12 October 1944. On 11 January 1947, she laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 13 December 1957, she was sold for $88,636, to Boston Metals Scrap Company, for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 8 February 1958.[4][5]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Jones Construction, Brunswick GA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "R.J. Reynolds". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  • "SS R.J. Reynolds". Retrieved 14 November 2017.