SS Salvador Brau

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History
United States
Name: Salvador Brau
Namesake: Salvador Brau
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: William J. Rountree & Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1543
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,306,833[1]
Yard number: 25
Way number: 3
Laid down: 8 November 1943
Launched: 15 December 1943
Completed: 31 January 1944
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet Beaumont, Texas, 1 June 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 16 November 1966
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 Salvador Brau was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Salvador Brau, a journalist, poet, dramatist, novelist, historian, and sociologist. He was designated the official historian of Puerto Rico in 1903, by the first American-appointed governor William Henry Hunt.

Construction[edit]

Salvador Brau was laid down on 8 November 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1543, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 15 December 1943.[3][1]

History[edit]

She was allocated to William J. Rountree & Co., Inc., on 31 January 1944. On 1 June 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Beaumont, Texas. On 16 November 1966, she was sold for $45,179.79 to Southern Scrap Material Co., Ltd., for scrapping. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 21 December 1966.[4][5]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Salvador Brau". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  • "SS Salvador Brau". Retrieved 30 November 2017.