|SS John Einig|
|Career (United States)|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||United States Navigation Co.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1220|
|Builder:||St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida|
|Laid down:||1 December 1943|
|Launched:||14 January 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Helen Wrenn Early|
|Completed:||31 January 1944|
|Fate:||Laid up in the, National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 1 October 1946|
|Status:||Sold to Italy, 31 December 1946, removed from fleet, 3 January 1947|
|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 Einig was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after John Einig, a former resident of Jacksonville, Florida, that had invented the 32-inch (810 mm) steam whistle nicknamed "Big Jim". Einig is also credited with building the first horseless carriage in Jacksonville, in 1896.
John Einig was laid down on 1 December 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1220, by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida; she was sponsored by Helen Wrenn Early, wife of White House Press Secretary Stephen Early, and was launched on 14 January 1944.
She was allocated to the United States Navigation Co., on 31 January 1944. On 7 June 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama. She was sold, 31 December 1946, to Italy, for $544,506, for commercial use. She was removed from the fleet on 3 January 1947. John Einig was renamed Aida Lauro in 1947. She was scrapped in 1969.
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- Maritime Administration. "John Einig". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. https://vesselhistory.marad.dot.gov/ShipHistory/Detail/2557.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)". p. 23. http://www.ww2ships.com/acrobat/us-os-001-f-r00.pdf.
- "SS John Einig". http://usmaritimecommission.de/query.php?datalist=1&typeofquery=Name%20of%20Ship&valueofquery=John%20Einig&code=B1220a.
- Thousandwinds (10 August 2011). "John Einig". https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/74709970/john-einig.
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