The SS Elwood Mead would be a Liberty ship designed for service during The Second World War.

The ship was named for Elwood Mead, a professor, politician and engineer, noted for heading the U . s . States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) from 1924 until his dying in 1936. Throughout his tenure, he oversaw probably the most complex projects the Bureau of Reclamation has carried out. These incorporated the Hoover, Grand Coulee and Owyhee dams. Lake Mead is known as in the recognition.

The vessel was built through the Or Shipbuilding Corporation, Portland, Or. It had been set on 18 December 1943, and launched only 18 days later, on 5 The month of january 1944.

The sponsor from the ship was Mrs. Elwood Mead. Her flower girl was her daughter, Becky Kaiser, 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar T. Kaiser. Mrs. Frank A. Banks, Grand Coulee, Washington, would be a matron of recognition in the Or Shipbuilding Corporation’s launching.

Throughout the 1944 fight for that Philippines, “The Elwood Mead reported 83 general alarms within the 30-day period following her arrival at Leyte on November 19, but reported not one other action.”

In 1947, SS Elwood Mead was offered to Goulandris Bros, Piraeus, A holiday in greece, included in the vast purchase of shipping which constituted a lot of the Greek-flagged fleet within the publish-war years. It had been renamed SS Ioannis P. Goulandris, taking the an 1897 freighter (operating as since 1910) which was lost 12 March 1942 following a collision.

Upon the market from service in November 1968, she was scrapped that year at Itozaki, Japan.