Salvador Brau

Salvador Brau







Salvador Brau






Salvador Brau, 1842 - 1912. A historian, journalist, sociologist, poet, novelist, playwright, newspaperman, politician, and essayist, he wrote an earlier history of the island, Historia de Puerto Rico (1904). He was one of the main figures of the XIX century. The Liberty Ship, SS Salvador Brau, was named in his honor.




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).

Pictured below is a drawing of Salvador Brau.


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Pictured below is a photo of the SS Salvador Brau.


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