SS Abigail Gibbons

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History
United States
Name: Abigail Gibbons
Namesake: Abigail Gibbons
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2379
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $930,609[1]
Yard number: 164
Way number: 6
Laid down: 1 September 1944
Launched: 12 October 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. W. Franklin Brown
Completed: 25 October 1944
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 30 September 1949
Status: Sold for scrapping, 7 September 1971
General characteristics [2]
Class and type:
Tonnage: 7,176 GRT
Displacement: 14,245 long tons (14,474 t) (max)
Length:
  • 441 feet 6 inches (135 m) oa
  • 417 feet 8.75 inches (127 m) pp
  • 427 feet (130 m) lwl
Beam: 57 feet (17 m)
Draft: 27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)
Installed power:
  • 2 × Oil fired boilers
  • 2,500 hp (1,900 kW)
Propulsion:
Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)
Capacity:
  • 10,856 LT DWT
  • 7,176 GT
  • 562,608 cubic feet (15,931 m3) (grain)
  • 499,573 cubic feet (14,146 m3) (bale)
Complement:
Armament:

SS Abigail Gibbons was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Abigail Gibbons, an abolitionist and co-founder of the Women's Prison Association.

Construction[edit]

Abigail Gibbons was laid down on 1 September 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2379, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. W. Franklin Brown, daughter of Edwin L. Jones, and launched on 12 October 1944.[3][1]

History[edit]

She was allocated to Foreign Steamship Corp., on 25 October 1944. On 30 September 1949, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Mobile, Alabama. On 7 September 1971, she was sold for $35,424.54 to Union Minerals & Alloys Co., to be scrapped. She was removed from the fleet on 20 September 1971.[4][5]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • "Jones Construction, Brunswick GA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  • "Liberty Ships – World War II". Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  • Maritime Administration. "Abigail Gibbons". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  • Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  • "SS Abigail Gibbons". Retrieved 15 November 2017.