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SS Joseph R. Lamar
Career (United States)
Name: Joseph R. Lamar
Namesake: Joseph R. Lamar
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Agwilines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1491
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $2,445,015[1]
Yard number: 107
Way number: 3
Laid down: 1 August 1942
Launched: 29 April 1943
Sponsored by: Mrs. Ellis Armain
Completed: 17 June 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KIQB
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Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 8 October 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 28 October 1960
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 Joseph R. Lamar was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Joseph R. Lamar, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Construction

    Joseph R. Lamar was laid down on 1 August 1942, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1491, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Mrs. Ellis Armain, and launched on 29 April 1943.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Agwilines, Inc., on 17 June 1943. On 8 October 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Mobile, Alabama. On 28 October 1960, she was sold to Pinto Island Metals Company for $56,000, for scrapping, she was delivered on 8 December 1960.[4][5]

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