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SS Johan Printz
Career (United States)
Name: Johan Printz
Namesake: Johan Printz
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2375
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,026,749[1]
Yard number: 160
Way number: 2
Laid down: 7 August 1944
Launched: 18 September 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Glenn Fite
Completed: 29 September 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KSMZ
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Sierra.svgICS Mike.svgICS Zulu.svg[1]
Fate:
  • Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 24 October 1947
  • Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia, 25 March 1958
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 10 July 1970
    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 Johan Printz was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Johan Printz, the governor from 1643 until 1653, of the Swedish colony of New Sweden, in North America.

    Construction

    Johan Printz was laid down on 7 August 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2375, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Glenn Fite, and launched on 18 September 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to the Parry Navigation Company, on 29 September 1944. On 24 October 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Wilmington, North Carolina. On 25 March 1958, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 10 July 1970, she was sold for $40,300, to Northern Metal Company, for scrapping. She was removed from the fleet on 28 July 1970.[4][5]

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