|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|
|Laid down:||30 November 1944|
|Launched:||6 January 1945|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. William H. Jordan|
|Completed:||17 January 1945|
|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|Status:||Sold for scrapping, 30 October 1964, withdrawn from fleet, 31 December 1964|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 |
|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 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.
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.
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.
- "St. John's River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 16 October 2010. http://shipbuildinghistory.com/shipyards/emergencylarge/stjohnsriver.htm.
- Maritime Administration. "Harold A. Jordan". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. https://vesselhistory.marad.dot.gov/ShipHistory/Detail/2089.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)". p. 23. http://www.ww2ships.com/acrobat/us-os-001-f-r00.pdf.
- "SS Harold A. Jordan". http://usmaritimecommission.de/query.php?datalist=1&typeofquery=Name%20of%20Ship&valueofquery=Harold%20A.Jordan&code=B2514a.
- "SS Millinocket". www.Uboat.net. https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ship/1829.html.
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