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SS Howell E. Jackson
Career (United States)
Name: Howell E. Jackson
Namesake: Howell E. Jackson
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Marine Transport Line
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1498
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1.851.609[1]
Yard number: 114
Way number: 4
Laid down: 22 May 1943
Launched: 6 September 1943
Sponsored by: Nobie Ramspeck
Completed: 25 September 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KIRA
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS India.svgICS Romeo.svgICS Alpha.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 7 June 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 9 August 1962
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 Howell E. Jackson was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Howell E. Jackson, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and a United States Senator from Tennessee.

    Construction

    Howell E. Jackson was laid down on 22 May 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1498, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia;[3] sponsored by Nobie Ramspeck,[4][1] wife of House Majority Whip Robert Ramspeck, and launched on 6 September 1943.[3]

    History

    She was allocated to Marine Transport Line, on 25 September 1943. On 7 June 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 9 August 1962, she was sold to North American Smelting Company, for $45,025, for scrapping, she was delivered on 29 August 1962.[5][6]

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