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SS John H. McIntosh
Career (United States)
Name: John H. McIntosh
Namesake: John H. McIntosh
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Stockard Steamship Corp.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2496
Awarded: 23 April 1943
Builder: St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida[1]
Cost: $1,019,254[2]
Yard number: 60
Way number: 6
Laid down: 16 August 1944
Launched: 23 September 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. D.M. Barnett
Completed: 30 September 1944
Identification:
  • Call sign: KSZB
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Sierra.svgICS Zulu.svgICS Bravo.svg[2]
Fate:
  • Laid up in the, National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington,North Carolina, 2 June 1948
  • Laid up in the, Hudson River Reserve Fleet, Jones Point, New York, 18 April 1952
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 8 September 1970, removed from fleet, 16 September 1970
    General characteristics [3]
    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 H. McIntosh was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after John H. McIntosh, an American college football player and coach, as well as an attorney and newspaper editor. He was the head coach of the Colorado State (1904–1905) and Montana State (1908–1910) football programs.

    Construction

    John H. McIntosh was laid down on 16 August 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2496, by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida; she was sponsored by Mrs. D.M. Barnett, the wife of the executive vice president of Barnett National Bank, Jacksonville, and was launched on 23 September 1944.[1][2]

    History

    She was allocated to the Stockard Steamship Corp., on 30 September 1944. On 2 June 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina. On 18 April 1952, she was laid up in the Hudson River Reserve Fleet, Jones Point, New York. On 13 July 1953, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be loaded with grain under the "Grain Program 1953", she returned loaded on 22 July 1953. On 27 June 1956, she was withdrawn to be unload, she returned refilled under the "Grain Program 1956" on 13 July 1956. On 9 July 1963, she was withdrawn from the fleet to be unloaded, she returned empty on 15 July 1963. She was sold for scrapping, 8 September 1970, to Eckhardt & Co., Gmbh., for $90,500. She was removed from the fleet on 16 September 1970.[4]

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