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SS Josephine Shaw Lowell
Career (United States)
Name: Josephine Shaw Lowell
Namesake: Josephine Shaw Lowell
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Luckenbach Steamship Co., Ltd.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2296
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $982,965[1]
Yard number: 37
Way number: 3
Laid down: 19 February 1944
Launched: 4 April 1944
Completed: 3 May 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KWVZ
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Whiskey.svgICS Victor.svgICS Zulu.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group, 31 May 1946
Status: Sold to Italy, 15 January 1947
Career (Italy)
Name: Albaro
Owner: Societe Italiana di Navigazione, Albaro, Genoa, Italy
Acquired: 22 January 1947
Fate: Sold, 1963
Career (Greece)
Name: Aigaion
Namesake: Aegean Sea
Owner: Aegean Cia. Nav., Panama
Operator: Phoenix Maritime Agencies, New York
Acquired: 1963
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 Iron Fireman Manufacturing Co., Portland, Oregon)
  • 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 Josephine Shaw Lowell was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Josephine Shaw Lowell, a Nineteenth century Progressive Reform leader and creator of the National Consumers League.

    Construction

    Josephine Shaw Lowell was laid down on 19 February 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2296, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 4 April 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Luckenbach Steamship Co., Ltd., on 3 May 1944. On 31 May 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the Hudson River Group. On 15 January 1947, she was transferred to the Italian Government, which in turn sold her for $545,601.37 to Societe Italiana di Navigazione, Albaro, Genoa, Italy, on 22 January 1947, for commercial use. She was renamed Albaro. In 1963, she was sold to Aegean Cia. Nav., Panama, and renamed Aigaion. She was scrapped in Osaka, Japan, in 1968.[4][5]

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