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SS John Barton Payne
Career (United States)
Name: John Barton Payne
Namesake: John Barton Payne
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Isthmian Steamship Co.
Ordered: as type (Z-EC2-S-C2) hull, MC hull 1535
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,862,684[1]
Yard number: 17
Way number: 5
Laid down: 11 August 1943
Launched: 23 October 1943
Completed: 30 November 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KYLV
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Yankee.svgICS Lima.svgICS Victor.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 21 November 1947
Status: Sold for scrapping, 28 October 1971
General characteristics [2]
Class & type: type Z-EC2-S-C2, army tank transport
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 Barton Payne was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after John Barton Payne, the counsel for the Emergency Fleet Corporation during World War I, Chairman of the U.S. Shipping Board from 1919 until February 1920, and the United States Secretary of the Interior under Woodrow Wilson.

    Construction

    John Barton Payne was laid down on 11 August 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1535, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 23 October 1943.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Isthmian Steamship Co., on 30 November 1943. On 21 November 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Mobile, Alabama. On 28 October 1971, she was sold, along with 13 other ships, for $513,800, to Union Minerals and Alloys Corporation, to be scrapped. She was removed from the fleet on 22 February 1972.[4][5]

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