SS Joseph R. Lamar

SS Joseph R. Lamar was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Joseph R. Lamar, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

History
United States
Name: Joseph R. Lamar
Namesake: Joseph R. Lamar
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Agwilines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1491
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $2,445,015[1]
Yard number: 107
Way number: 3
Laid down: 1 August 1942
Launched: 29 April 1943
Sponsored by: Mrs. Ellis Armain
Completed: 17 June 1943
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 8 October 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 28 October 1960
General characteristics [2]
Class and type:
Tonnage:
Displacement:
Length:
  • 441 feet 6 inches (135 m) oa
  • 416 feet (127 m) pp
  • 427 feet (130 m) lwl
Beam: 57 feet (17 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:
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Capacity:
  • 562,608 cubic feet (15,931 m3) (grain)
  • 499,573 cubic feet (14,146 m3) (bale)
Complement:
Armament:

ConstructionEdit

Joseph R. Lamar was laid down on 1 August 1942, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1491, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Mrs. Ellis Armain, and launched on 29 April 1943.[3][1]

HistoryEdit

She was allocated to Agwilines, Inc., on 17 June 1943. On 8 October 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Mobile, Alabama. On 28 October 1960, she was sold to Pinto Island Metals Company for $56,000, for scrapping, she was delivered on 8 December 1960.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • "Jones Construction, Brunswick GA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Joseph R. Lamar". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 27 October 2017.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • "SS Joseph R. Lamar". Retrieved 4 November 2017.