Additional Information: SS Salvador Brau Liberty Ship USMC Hull Number 1543 Displacement 7,176 Tons Built 1944 by: J.A. Jones Construction Company Wainright Yard Panama City, Florida Yard #25 Maritime Commision Design EC2-S-C1 (Emergency Design Cargo Ship) built for The United States War Shipping Administration. Information Available so far: 8 NOV 1943 - Keel Laid at J.A. Jones Construction Company, Wainright Yard, Panama City, Florida 15 DEC 1944 - Launched at J.A. Jones Construction Company, Wainright Yard, Panama City, Florida 31 JAN 1944 - Delivered to William J. Roundtree & Company as operating agents for The United States War Shipping Administration. 1 JUN 1948 - 11:30AM EST, Laid up in the Beaumont Reserve Fleet in the Neches River near Beaumont, Texas. 20 OCT 1966 - Offered for sale on PD-X-742 for scrapping. 16 NOV 1966 - Awarded to South Scrap Material Company of New Orleans, Louisiana; on their bid of $45,180 for scrapping. 21 DEC 1966 - Withdrawned from Beaumont Fleet 1355 Hours CST for tow to New Orleans. 23 DEC 1966 - Arrived, in tow, at New Orleans for demolition. (scrapping). The SS Salvador Brau was named after a Puertorican. Salvador Brau (1842-1912) Historian, sociologist, journalist, poet, novelist, playwright, essayist, newspaperman, politician and one of the main figures of the Puertorican XIX century. He also wrote an earlier history of the island, Historia de Puerto Rico (1904).
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