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SS John L. McCarley
Career (United States)
Name: John L. McCarley
Namesake: John L. McCarley
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Alcoa Steamship Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C5) hull, MC hull 2342
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida[1]
Cost: $1,058,347[2]
Yard number: 83
Way number: 4
Laid down: 10 January 1945
Launched: 14 February 1945
Sponsored by: Mrs. Estell Twing
Completed: 27 February 1945
Identification:
  • Call sign: ANIL
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Fate: Transferred to the, National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 19 August 1949
Status: Sold for scrapping, 1 May 1972, removed from fleet, 13 July 1972
General characteristics [3]
Class & type:
Tonnage:
  • 10,600 LT DWT
  • 7,200 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 Joshua Hendy Iron Works, Sunnyvale, California)
  • 1 × screw propeller
  • Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)
    Capacity:
    • 490,000 cubic feet (13,875 m3) (bale)
    Complement: 41
    Armament:
    • Stern-mounted 4"/50 caliber (102 mm) gun for use against surfaced submarines
    • variety of anti-aircraft guns

    SS John L. McCarley was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after John L. McCarley.

    Construction

    John L. McCarley was laid down on 10 January 1945, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2342, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Mrs. Estell Twing, the wife of W.B. Twing, general delivery, she was launched on 14 February 1945.[1][2]

    History

    She was allocated to Alcoa Steamship Co., Inc., on 27 February 1945. After a number of contracts, on 19 August 1949, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama. She was sold for scrapping, 1 May 1972, to Pinto Island Metals Co., for $36,850. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 13 July 1972.[4]

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