SS Gouverneur Morris

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United States
Name: SS Gouverneur Morris
Namesake: Gouverneur Morris
Builder: Oregon Shipbuilding Company, Portland, Oregon[1]
Laid down: 29 March 1943
Launched: 18 April 1943
Fate: Transferred to Russia, 1943
Soviet Union
Name: Leningrad
Acquired: 1943
Renamed: Ivan Kulibin
Fate: Scrapped, 1974
General characteristics
Type: Liberty ship
Tonnage: 7,000 long tons deadweight (DWT)
Length: 441 ft 6 in (134.57 m)
Beam: 56 ft 10.75 in (17.3419 m)
Draft: 27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)
  • 2 × oil-fired boilers
  • Triple expansion steam engine, 2,500 hp (1,864 kW)
  • single screw
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Capacity: 9,140 tons cargo
Complement: 41

SS Gouverneur Morris (Hull Number 1627) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Gouverneur Morris, author of large sections of the United States Constitution, including the Preamble.

The ship was laid down on 29 March 1943, then launched on 18 April 1943. She was given to the Soviet Union in 1943, where she was renamed the Leningrad. Later in her life, she was given the name Ivan Kulibin, but was eventually scrapped in 1974.

(Ivan Petrovich Kulibin (April 21, 1735 – August 11, 1818) was a Russian mechanic and inventor. He was born in Nizhny Novgorod in the family of a trader. From childhood, Kulibin displayed an interest in constructing mechanical tools. Soon, clock mechanisms became a special interest of his. His realizations as well as his prolific imagination inspired the work of many.)


  1. ^ "Kaiser Oregon Shipbuilding". Retrieved 2009-11-28.