The SS John Bascom was an American Liberty Ship built by J. A. Jones Construction in Florida to be used for World War II Operations. The ship was launched in March 1943 and allocated to Moore-McCormack Lines Inc. for operation. The SS John Bascom had a short service period because the vessel got heavily damaged during the German air raid in Bari, Italy, December 1943. The wreck was sold for scrapping in 1948.