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SS John A. Campbell
Career (United States)
Name: John A. Campbell
Namesake: John Archibald Campbell
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1496
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1.866.006[1]
Yard number: 112
Way number: 2
Laid down: 13 April 1943
Launched: 14 August 1943
Sponsored by: Mrs. Frank Dowd
Completed: 31 August 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KIRC
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS India.svgICS Romeo.svgICS Charlie.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Astoria, Oregon, 21 October 1947
Status: Sold for scrapping, 6 July 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 Filer & Stowell Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • 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 John A. Campbell was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after John A. Campbell, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and Peace Commissioner for the Confederate States of America.

    Construction

    John A. Campbell was laid down on 13 April 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1496, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Mrs. Frank Dowd, and launched on 14 August 1943.[3]

    History

    She was allocated to Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc., on 31 August 1943. On 21 October 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Astoria, Oregon. On 9 June 1954, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be loaded with grain under the "Grain Program 1954", she returned loaded with grain on 23 June 1954. She was again withdrawn from the fleet on 8 October 1957, to have the grain unloaded, she returned empty on 11 October 1957. On 6 July 1967, she was sold to Universal Salvage and Construction for $51,700, for scrapping, she was delivered on 29 August 1967.[4][5]

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