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SS Jasper F. Cropsey
Career (United States)
Name: Jasper F. Cropsey
Namesake: Jasper F. Cropsey
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: United States Navigation Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2484
Awarded: 23 April 1943
Builder: St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida[1]
Cost: $1,116,898[2]
Yard number: 48
Way number: 6
Laid down: 19 May 1944
Launched: 30 June 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. William Thinschneider
Completed: 20 July 1944
Identification:
  • Call sign: WRQZ
  • ICS Whiskey.svgICS Romeo.svgICS Quebec.svgICS Zulu.svg[2]
Fate: Sold for commercial use, 7 April 1947
Career (United States)
Name: Jaspar F. Cropsey
Owner: United States Navigation Co
Fate: Sold, November 1948
Career (United States)
Name:
  • Jaspar F. Cropsey (1948–1949)
  • Oceanic (1949–)
Owner: Panoceanic Steamship Corp.
Operator: Orion Shiping & Trading Co.
Fate: Sold, April 1955
Career * (1955–1957)
  • (1957)
Name: Oceanic
Owner: Tramp Freighter Corp.
Operator: Polarus Steamship Co.
Status: Sold, 21 March 1957
Career (United States)
Name: Oceanic
Owner: Seatramp, Inc.
Operator: Cargo Ships & Tankers Ltd
Fate: Sold, 1 November 1961

SS Jasper F. Cropsey was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Jasper F. Cropsey, an American landscape artist of the Hudson River School.

Construction

Jasper F. Cropsey was laid down on 19 May 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2484, by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida; sponsored by Mrs. William Thinschneider, the granddaughter of the namesake, and was launched on 30 June 1944.[1][2]

History

She was allocated to the United States Navigation Co., Inc., on 20 July 1944. She was sold for commercial use, 7 April 1947, to United States Navigation Co., Inc. After a name and several owner changes she was scrapped in Italy, in 1967.[3]

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