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SS Samuel G. Howe
Career (United States)
Name: Samuel G. Howe
Namesake: Samuel G. Howe
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Isbrandstsen Steamship Co., Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2324
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida
Cost: $620,974[1]
Yard number: 65
Way number: 3
Laid down: 7 September 1944
Launched: 17 October 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Jimmy Mann
Completed: 30 October 1944
Identification:
  • Call sign: KTEG
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Tango.svgICS Echo.svgICS Golf.svg[1]
Fate: Placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 8 September 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 17 January 1969, withdrawn from the fleet, 27 January 1969
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 Samuel G. Howe was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Samuel G. Howe, a nineteenth century American physician, abolitionist, and an advocate of education for the blind.

    Construction

    Samuel G. Howe was laid down on 7 September 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2324, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; sponsored by Mrs. Jimmy Mann, wife of plant superintendent, and launched on 17 October 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Isbrandstsen Steamship Co. Inc., 30 October 1944. On 8 September 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama.[4] She was sold for scrapping, 17 January 1969, to Union Minerals and Alloys Corp., for $40,125. She was withdrawn from the fleet, 27 January 1969.[4]

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