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SS John Miller
Career (United States)
Name: John Miller
Namesake: John Miller
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Isbrandstsen Steamship Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2515
Awarded: 23 April 1943
Builder: St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida[1]
Cost: $999,281[2]
Yard number: 79
Way number: 1
Laid down: 7 December 1944
Launched: 15 January 1945
Sponsored by: Mrs. Margie Knight
Completed: 24 January 1945
Identification:
  • Call sign: ANFH
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Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas, 23 August 1949
Status: Sold for scrapping, 3 December 1970, withdrawn from fleet, 17 February 1971
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 Miller was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after John Miller, a Merchant seaman killed on the Liberty ship SS Samuel Heintzelman, 9 July 1943, when she was struck and sunk by a torpedo from German submarine U-511.[4]

    Construction

    John Miller was laid down on 7 December 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2515, by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida; she was sponsored by Mrs. Margie Knight, the sister of the namesake, and she was launched on 15 January 1945.[1][2]

    History

    She was allocated to the Isbrandstsen Steamship Co., Inc., on 15 January 1945. On 23 August 1949, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas. She was sold for scrapping, 3 December 1970, to Luria Bros. & Co., for $40,100. She was removed from the fleet, 17 February 1971.[5]

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