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SS John Catron
Career (United States)
Name: John Catron
Namesake: John Catron
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: American Foreign Steamship, Co.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1494
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $2,126,882[1]
Yard number: 110
Way number: 6
Laid down: 3 September 1942
Launched: 11 July 1943
Completed: 31 July 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KIQN
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Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 30 August 1949
Status: Sold for scrapping, 9 November 1971
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 John Catron was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after John Catron, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Construction

    John Catron was laid down on 3 September 1942, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1494, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia, and launched on 11 July 1943.[3]

    History

    She was allocated to American Foreign Steamship, Co., on 31 July 1943. On 30 August 1949, she entered the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Mobile, Alabama. She was sold to Andy Equipment, Inc., Houston, Texas, on 9 November 1971, and delivered for scrapping on 10 December 1971.[4][5]

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