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SS John McKinley
Career (United States)
Name: John McKinley
Namesake: John McKinley
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Dichman, Wright, and Pugh
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1495
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,952,888[1]
Yard number: 111
Way number: 1
Laid down: 23 March 1943
Launched: 31 July 1943
Sponsored by: Myrtle McCranie Willacoochee
Completed: 20 August 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KIQY
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Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, 19 October 1945
Status: Delivered for scrapping, 7 February 1967
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 McKinley was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after John McKinley, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and U.S. Senator from Alabama.

    Construction

    John McKinley was laid down on 23 March 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1495, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Myrtle McCranie Willacoochee, and launched on 31 July 1943.[3]

    History

    She was allocated to Dichman, Wright, and Pugh, on 20 August 1943. On 19 October 1945, she entered the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Suisun Bay. She was sold to Zidell Exploration, Inc., Portland, Oregon, for $45,101, and delivered for scrapping on 7 February 1967.[4][5]

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