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SS John R. McQuigg
Career (United States)
Name: John R. McQuigg
Namesake: John R. McQuigg
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: American South African Lines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2311
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,107,976[1]
Yard number: 52
Way number: 2
Laid down: 14 June 1944
Launched: 19 July 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. John R. McQuigg
Completed: 31 July 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: WRQB
  • ICS Whiskey.svgICS Romeo.svgICS Quebec.svgICS Bravo.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group, 1 June 1946
Status: Sold to Italy, 16 December 1946
Career (Italy)
Name: Villa Di Brugine
Owner: Italian Commission
Acquired: 27 December 1946
Fate: Scrapped, 1968
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 R. McQuigg was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after John R. McQuigg, the National Commander of the American Legion, 1925–1926.

    Construction

    John R. McQuigg was laid down on 14 June 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2311, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was sponsored by Mrs. John R. McQuigg, the widow of the namesake, and launched on 19 July 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to the American South African Lines, Inc., on 31 July 1944. On 1 June 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the Hudson River Group. On 16 December 1946, she was transferred to the Italian Government, which in turn sold her to the Italian Commission, for $555,667.40, on 27 December 1946. She was renamed Villa Di Brugine. In 1968, she was scrapped.[3][4]

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