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SS Ira Nelson Morris
Career (United States)
Name: Ira Nelson Morris
Namesake: Ira Nelson Morris
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2387
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $866,952[1]
Yard number: 172
Way number: 2
Laid down: 26 October 1944
Launched: 25 November 1944
Sponsored by: Constance Lily Morris
Completed: 8 December 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: ANBG
  • ICS Alpha.svgICS November.svgICS Bravo.svgICS Golf.svg[1]
Fate:
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group, 27 April 1946
  • Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay Group, 12 October 1948
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 2 November 1965
    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 Ira Nelson Morris was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Ira Nelson Morris, the US Minister to Sweden (1914–1923), he also saved 19 year old Ellen Neilson aboard the Scandinavian America Line liner United States in 1921, from being washed overboard.

    Construction

    Ira Nelson Morris was laid down on 26 October 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2387, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Constance Lily Morris, widow of the namesake, and launched on 25 November 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Seas Shipping Co., Inc., on 8 December 1944. On 27 April 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the Hudson River Group. On 12 October 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the Suisun Bay Group. On 2 November 1965, she was sold for $48,398.18, to National Metal & Scrap Corp., for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 22 November 1965.[4][5]

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