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SS Nick Stoner
Career (United States)
Name: Nick Stoner
Namesake: Nick Stoner
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: North Atlantic & Gulf Steamship Co.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2307
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $927,137[1]
Yard number: 48
Way number: 5
Laid down: 12 May 1944
Launched: 17 June 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs.Eula Brown
Completed: 30 June 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: WQZQ
  • ICS Whiskey.svgICS Quebec.svgICS Zulu.svgICS Quebec.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 22 October 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 14 May 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 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 Nick Stoner was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Nick Stoner, a hunter and trapper that served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution and later the United States Army during the War of 1812.

    Construction

    Nick Stoner was laid down on 12 May 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2307, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was sponsored by Mrs. Eula Brown, and launched on 17 June 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to North Atlantic & Gulf Steamship Co., on 30 June 1944. On 11 June 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Mobile, Alabama. On 14 May 1963, she was sold for $48,765.56 to Union Minerals and Alloys Corporation, to be scrapped. She was removed from the fleet on 17 June 1963.[4][5]

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