|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|
|Laid down:||16 November 1943|
|Launched:||1 January 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. I.M. Aiden|
|Completed:||13 January 1944|
|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|
|Owner:||John Theodorakopoulos and Manuel E. Kulukundis|
|Acquired:||20 February 1947|
|Fate:||Scrapped, February 1968|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||
|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)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)|
|Capacity:||10,800 long tons deadweight (DWT)|
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.
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.
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 She was withdrawn from the fleet on 27 February 1947.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.
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- "Liberty Ships – World War II". http://www.glynngen.com/nautical/glynn/libertyships.htm.
- Maritime Administration. "George G. Crawford". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. https://vesselhistory.marad.dot.gov/sh/ShipHistory/Detail/1893.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)". p. 23. http://www.ww2ships.com/acrobat/us-os-001-f-r00.pdf.
- "SS George G. Crawford". http://usmaritimecommission.de/.
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