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SS George G. Crawford
Career (United States)
Name: George G. Crawford
Namesake: George G. Crawford
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1510
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,370,642[1]
Yard number: 126
Way number: 4
Laid down: 16 November 1943
Launched: 1 January 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. I.M. Aiden
Completed: 13 January 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KVLY
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Victor.svgICS Lima.svgICS Yankee.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia, 21 September 1945
Status: Sold for commercial use, 20 February 1947
Career (Greece)
Name: Megalohar
Owner: John Theodorakopoulos and Manuel E. Kulukundis
Acquired: 20 February 1947
Fate: Scrapped, February 1968
General characteristics [2]
Class & type:
  • Liberty ship
  • type EC2-S-C1, standard
Tonnage:
  • 10,865 LT DWT
  • 7,176 GRT
  • Displacement:
  • 3,380 long tons (3,434 t) (light)
  • 14,245 long tons (14,474 t) (max)
  • Length: 441 ft 6 in (135 m)
    Beam: 56 ft 10.75 in (17.3419 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:
  • 2 × oil-fired boilers
  • 1 × triple-expansion steam engine, 2,500 horsepower (1,900 kW) (manufactured by Hamilton Engine Co., Hamilton, Ohio)
  • 1 × screw propeller
  • Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)
    Capacity: 10,800 long tons deadweight (DWT)
    Complement: 41
    Armament:
    • Stern-mounted 4"/50 caliber (102 mm) gun for use against surfaced submarines
    • variety of anti-aircraft guns

    SS George G. Crawford was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after George G. Crawford, the president of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company in Birmingham, Alabama and later president of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Construction

    George G. Crawford was laid down on 16 November 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1510, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. I.M. Aiden, and launched on 1 January 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to the American Liberty Steamship Co., on 13 January 1944. On 21 September 1945, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 20 February 1947, she was sold to John Theodorakopoulos and Manuel E. Kulukundis, for $544,506, for commercial use. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 27 February 1947. She was renamed Megalohar and scrapped in February 1968.[4][5]

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