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SS Russell Sage
Career (United States)
Name: Russell Sage
Namesake: Russell Sage
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Marine Transport Lines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1545
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $1,333,089[1]
Yard number: 27
Way number: 6
Laid down: 25 November 1943
Launched: 5 January 1944
Completed: 29 February 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: KVQK
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Victor.svgICS Quebec.svgICS Kilo.svg[1]
Fate: Sold for commercial use, 26 February 1947
Career (Panama)
Name: Glen I
Owner: Caribbean Land & Shipping Corp, Cristóbal, Colón, Panama
Operator: T. Gotaas & Co., New York City
Acquired: 26 February 1947
Fate: Sold, 1950
Career (Panama)
Name:
  • Glen I (1950–1955)
  • Maria Dolores (1950–1955)
Owner:
  • Cia. de Nav. La. Cordillera, Chiriquí, Panama (1950–1954)
  • Flamengo Cia. de Nav. Transoceanica (1954–1958)
  • D'Amico Soc. di Nav., Rome (1958–1965)
  • Operator: D'Amico Soc. di Nav., Rome (1950–1965)
    Acquired: 1950
    Fate: Sold, 1965
    Career (Greece)
    Name: Nikolis M
    Owner: Miltiades Navegaceon
    Operator: Mattheos Mavridoglou, Piraeus, Greece
    Acquired: 1965
    Fate: Wreaked, 1967
    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 Russell Sage was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Russell Sage, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York, financier, and railroad executive.

    Construction

    Russell Sage was laid down on 25 November 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1545, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 5 January 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Marine Transport Lines, Inc., on 29 February 1944. On 26 February 1947, she was sold for $544,506 to Caribbean Land & Shipping Corp., for commercial use.[4][5]

    After going through several owners, in 1967, she was named Nikolis M and owned by Miltiades Navegaceon and sailing under a Greek flag when she stranded in Isabela de Sagua. Her wreck is located at 22°55′27″N 79°56′57″W / 22.924244°N 79.949208°W / 22.924244; -79.949208Coordinates: 22°55′27″N 79°56′57″W / 22.924244°N 79.949208°W / 22.924244; -79.949208.[6][7]

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