|SS John B. Gordon|
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||John B. Gordon|
|Namesake:||John B. Gordon|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1504|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia|
|Laid down:||6 September 1943|
|Launched:||16 November 1943|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Charles I. Allan|
|Completed:||26 November 1943|
|Fate:||Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia, 18 May 1946|
|Status:||Sold for scrapping, 15 September 1959|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||
|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)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)|
|Capacity:||10,800 long tons deadweight (DWT)|
SS John B. Gordon was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after John B. Gordon, a Confederate States Army general, United States Senator from Georgia, and 53rd Governor of Georgia.
John B. Gordon was laid down on 6 September 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1504, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Mrs. Charles I. Allan, sister-in-law of J.A. Jones acting president, Edwin Jones, and launched on 16 November 1943.
She was allocated to T.J. Stevenson & Co., Inc., on 26 November 1943. On 18 May 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 15 September 1959, she was sold to Bethlehem Steel, for $71,781, for scrapping. She was delivered on 23 September 1959.
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- Maritime Administration. "John B. Gordon". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. https://vesselhistory.marad.dot.gov/sh/ShipHistory/Detail/2523.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)". p. 23. http://www.ww2ships.com/acrobat/us-os-001-f-r00.pdf.
- "SS John B. Gordon". http://usmaritimecommission.de/.
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