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SS Samuel G. French
Career (United States)
Name: Samuel G. French
Namesake: Samuel G. French
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Oliver J. Olson & Company
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2294
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $999,159[1]
Yard number: 35
Way number: 2
Laid down: 31 January 1944
Launched: 21 March 1944
Sponsored by: Miss Ada French
Completed: 22 April 1944
  • Call Signal: KWKB
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Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Hudson River Group, 25 May 1946
Status: Sold to the Netherlands, 25 November 1946
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Egmond
Namesake: Egmond
Owner: Netherlands Government
Acquired: 25 November 1946
Fate: Sold, 1947
Career (Netherlands)
Name: Alcyone
Namesake: Alcyone
Owner: Van Nievelt, Goudriaan & Co's Stoomvaart-Maatschappij N.V.
Acquired: 1947
Fate: Sold, 1958
Career (Liberia)
Name: Nicos S.
Owner: Goulandris Ltd., London
Operator: Tricontinental Transport Corp.
Acquired: 1958
Fate: Sold, 1963
Career (Greece)
Name: Nicos S.
Owner: Syros Shipping Co., London
Acquired: 1963
Fate: Scrapped, 1971

SS Samuel G. French was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Samuel G. French, a United States Military Academy graduate in 1843, he obtained the rank of Captain in the US Army and was a veteran of the Mexican–American War. French joined the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, raising to the rank of Major General.


Samuel G. French was laid down on 31 January 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2294, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Miss Ada French, granddaughter of namesake, she was launched on 21 March 1944.[2][1]


She was allocated to Oliver J. Olson & Company, on 22 April 1944. On 25 May 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the Hudson River Group. On 25 November 1946, she was sold to the Netherlands for $549,890.31 for commercial use and renamed Egmond. After going through several more owners she was scrapped in Castellon, Spain, in 1971.[3][4]



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