SS John M. Harlan

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History
United States
Name: John M. Harlan
Namesake: John M. Harlan
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1497
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1.892.040[1]
Yard number: 113
Way number: 3
Laid down: 5 May 1943
Launched: 29 August 1943
Sponsored by: Mrs. Henry V. Mason
Completed: 16 September 1943
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 3 March 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 25 February 1966
General characteristics [2]
Class and type:
Tonnage: 7,176 GRT
Displacement: 14,245 long tons (14,474 t) (max)
Length:
  • 441 feet 6 inches (135 m) oa
  • 417 feet 8.75 inches (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 boilers
  • 2,500 hp (1,900 kW)
Propulsion:
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Capacity:
  • 10,856 LT DWT
  • 7,176 GT
  • 562,608 cubic feet (15,931 m3) (grain)
  • 499,573 cubic feet (14,146 m3) (bale)
Complement:
Armament:

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

Construction[edit]

John M. Harlan was laid down on 5 May 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1497, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; sponsored by Mrs. Henry V. Mason, and launched on 29 August 1943.[3]

History[edit]

She was allocated to Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc., on 16 September 1943. On 3 March 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Mobile, Alabama. On 25 February 1966, she was sold, along with Elbridge Gerry and Henry St. G. Tucker, to Southern Scrap Material for $151,079.79, for scrapping, she was delivered on 11 April 1966.[4][5]

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