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SS John M. Harlan
Career (United States)
Name: John M. Harlan
Namesake: John M. Harlan
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1497
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1.892.040[1]
Yard number: 113
Way number: 3
Laid down: 5 May 1943
Launched: 29 August 1943
Sponsored by: Mrs. Henry V. Mason
Completed: 16 September 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KIRI
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS India.svgICS Romeo.svgICS India.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 3 March 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 25 February 1966
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 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 M. Harlan was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after John M. Harlan, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Construction

    John M. Harlan was laid down on 5 May 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1497, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Mrs. Henry V. Mason, and launched on 29 August 1943.[3]

    History

    She was allocated to Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc., on 16 September 1943. On 3 March 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Mobile, Alabama. On 25 February 1966, she was sold, along with Elbridge Gerry and Henry St. George Tucker, to Southern Scrap Material for $151,079.79, for scrapping, she was delivered on 11 April 1966.[4][5]

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