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SS Julius Rosenwald
Career (United States)
Name: Julius Rosenwald
Namesake: Julius Rosenwald
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Blidberg & Rothchild Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1533
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,710,928[1]
Yard number: 15
Way number: 3
Laid down: 7 July 1943
Launched: 13 September 1943
Completed: 29 September 1943
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KXWZ
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS X-ray.svgICS Whiskey.svgICS Zulu.svg[1]
Fate: Sold to Italy, 15 December 1946, removed from fleet, 27 December 1946
Career (Italy)
Name: Assiria
Acquired: 27 December 1946
Fate: Scrapped, 1963
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 Filer & Stowell Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • 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 Julius Rosenwald was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Julius Rosenwald, co-owner of Sears, Roebuck and Company, founder of the Rosenwald Fund, and principal founder and backer of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

    Construction

    Julius Rosenwald was laid down on 7 July 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1533, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 13 September 1943.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Blidberg & Rothchild Co., Inc., on 29 September 1943. On 15 December 1946, she was sold to the Italian Government, for $544,506, which in turn sold her to Adriatica Socite Anon di Navigazione, on 27 December 1946. She was renamed Assiria and scrapped in 1963.[4]

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