Military Wiki
Advertisement
SS James H. Courts
Career (United States)
Name: James H. Courts
Namesake: James H. Courts
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2516
Awarded: 23 April 1943
Builder: St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida[1]
Cost: $1,002,548[2]
Yard number: 80
Way number: 2
Laid down: 12 December 1944
Launched: 21 January 1945
Sponsored by: Mrs. A.H. Laney
Completed: 31 January 1945
Fate: Transferred to Greece, 31 January 1945
Career (Greece)
Name:
  • Niki (1945-1949)
  • Hadiotis
Owner: Kassos Steam Navigation Co., Ltd.
Operator: Rethymnis & Kulukundis
Fate: Sold, 1965
Career (Greece)
Name: Achilles
Owner: Cia. Nav. Tierra del Fuego
Operator: Counties Shipping, Ltd.
Fate: Grounded, 21 November 1965
Status: Declared Constructive total loss, scrapped, 1966
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 James H. Courts was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after James H. Courts, a Merchant seaman killed on the cargo ship SS Expositor, 22 February 1943, when she was struck by a torpedo from German submarine U-606.[4]

    Construction

    James H. Courts was laid down on 12 December 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2516, by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida; she was sponsored by Mrs. A.H. Laney, the wife of the superintendent of the warehouse at St.Johns River SBC, and she was launched on 21 January 1945.[1][2]

    History

    She was transferred to Greece, under the Lend-Lease program, on 31 January 1945. She was sold for commercial use, 18 December 1946, to Kassos Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., for $575,339.53.[5]

    References

    Bibliography


    This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
    Advertisement