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SS John S. Mosby
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Career (United States)
Name: John S. Mosby
Namesake: John S. Mosby
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Isthmian Steamship Co.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1207
Builder: St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida[1]
Cost: $1,661,505[2]
Yard number: 15
Way number: 3
Laid down: 22 July 1943
Launched: 3 October 1943
Completed: 16 October 1943
Identification:
  • Call sign: KTNX
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Tango.svgICS November.svgICS X-ray.svg[2]
Fate:
  • Laid up in the, National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina, 7 June 1948
  • Laid up in the, Hudson River Reserve Fleet, Jones Point, New York, 3 October 1957
  • Status: Sold for scrapping, 23 December 1970, removed from fleet, 1 July 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 S. Mosby was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after John S. Mosby, a Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War. After the war, Mosby worked as an attorney, supporting his former enemy's commander, U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. He also served as the American consul to Hong Kong and in the US Department of Justice.

    Construction

    John S. Mosby was laid down on 22 July 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1207, by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida; she was launched on 3 October 1943.[1][2]

    History

    She was allocated to Isthmian Steamship Co., on 16 October 1943. On 7 June 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Wilmington, North Carolina. She was laid up in the, Hudson River Reserve Fleet, Jones Point, New York, 3 October 1957. She was sold for scrapping, on 23 December 1970, to Dawood Corp., Ltd. She was removed from the fleet on 1 July 1971. [4]

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