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Year Built
Official Number
Ship Yard
Oregon Shipbuilding Company
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
Ship Length
Mast Height
Net Tons
4380 tons
Gross Tons
7176 tons
Cargo Capacity
500229 square feet
Draft, Summer
Draft, Lightweight
Displacement, Summer
Displacement, Lightweight
Immersion, Summer
Immersion, Lightweight

Historical Narrative

This Liberty ship was named for C. J. Jones (1844-1919). Charles Jesse "Buffalo" Jones was a frontiersman, politician, hunter, rancher and conservationist. Jones served as the game warden at Yellowstone National Park, and was a friend and hunting companion of President Theodore Roosevelt. Although Jones earned the nickname "Buffalo" for his skill at hunting American bison, he was instrumental in preventing the species' extinction through conservation efforts.

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Event: Lend-Lease
Date: 8/21/1943

Vessel lent to British Ministry of War Transport
Event: Sunk
Date: 6/6/1944

Vessel shelled and sunk.

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