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SS Harold A. Jordan
Career (United States)
Name: Harold A. Jordan
Namesake: Harold A. Jordan
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Parry Navigation Co.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2514
Awarded: 23 April 1943
Builder: St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida[1]
Cost: $995,807[2]
Yard number: 78
Way number: 6
Laid down: 30 November 1944
Launched: 6 January 1945
Sponsored by: Mrs. William H. Jordan
Completed: 17 January 1945
Identification:
  • Call sign: ANFG
  • ICS Alpha.svgICS November.svgICS Foxtrot.svgICS Golf.svg[2]
Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 4 March 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 30 October 1964, withdrawn from fleet, 31 December 1964
General characteristics [3]
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 Harold A. Jordan was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Harold A. Jordan, a Merchant seaman killed on the cargo ship SS Millinocket, 17 June 1942, when she was struck and sunk by a torpedo from German submarine U-129.[4]

    Construction

    Harold A. Jordan was laid down on 30 November 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2514, by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida; she was sponsored by Mrs. William H. Jordan, the mother of the namesake, and she was launched on 6 January 1945.[1][2]

    History

    She was allocated to the Parry Navigation Co., on 17 January 1945. On 26 September 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina. She was sold for scrapping, 30 October 1954, to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., for $48,129.79. She was removed from the fleet, 31 December 1964.[5]

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