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SS James M. Wayne
Career (United States)
Name: James M. Wayne
Namesake: James M. Wayne
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Waterman Steamship Company
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1489
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $3,169,686[1]
Yard number: 105
Way number: 1
Laid down: 6 July 1942
Launched: 13 March 1943
Completed: 7 May 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KHQB
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Hotel.svgICS Quebec.svgICS Bravo.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 24 April 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 21 February 1967
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 James M. Wayne was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after James M. Wayne, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and a United States Representative from Georgia.

    Construction

    James M. Wayne was laid down on 6 July 1942, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1489, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia, and launched on 13 March 1943.[3]

    History

    She was allocated to the Waterman Steamship Company on 7 May 1943. On 19 September 1944, she collided with the Liberty ship Chistopher S. Flanagan near Cardiff, Wales. She was repaired in Cardiff, and left on 30 September 1944. On 24 April 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 21 February 1967, she was sold to Union Minerals & Alloys for $48,259, and scrapped.[4][5]

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