|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|
|Laid down:||22 July 1943|
|Launched:||3 October 1943|
|Completed:||16 October 1943|
|Status:||Sold for scrapping, 23 December 1970, removed from fleet, 1 July 1971|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||
|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)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)|
|Capacity:||10,800 long tons deadweight (DWT)|
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.
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.
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. 
- "St. John's River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 16 October 2010. http://shipbuildinghistory.com/shipyards/emergencylarge/stjohnsriver.htm.
- Maritime Administration. "John S. Mosby". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. https://vesselhistory.marad.dot.gov/ShipHistory/Detail/2666.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)". p. 23. http://www.ww2ships.com/acrobat/us-os-001-f-r00.pdf.
- "SS John S. Mosby". http://usmaritimecommission.de/query.php?datalist=1&typeofquery=Name%20of%20Ship&valueofquery=John%20S.Mosby&code=B1207a.
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