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SS Abigail Gibbons
Career (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:
  • Call Signal: KSZY
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Sierra.svgICS Zulu.svgICS Yankee.svg[1]
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 & type:
  • Liberty ship
  • type EC2-S-C1, standard
Tonnage:
  • 10,865 LT DWT
  • 7,176 GRT
  • Displacement:
  • 3,380 long tons (3,434 t) (light)
  • 14,245 long tons (14,474 t) (max)
  • Length: 441 ft 6 in (135 m)
    Beam: 56 ft 10.75 in (17.3419 m)
    Draft: 27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)
    Installed power:
    • 2 × Oil fired 450 °F (232 °C) boilers, operating at 220 psi (1,500 kPa)
    • 2,500 hp (1,900 kW)
    Propulsion:
  • 2 × oil-fired boilers
  • 1 × triple-expansion steam engine, 2,500 horsepower (1,900 kW) (manufactured by Hamilton Engine Co., Hamilton, Ohio)
  • 1 × screw propeller
  • Speed: 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)
    Capacity: 10,800 long tons deadweight (DWT)
    Complement: 41
    Armament:
    • Stern-mounted 4"/50 caliber (102 mm) gun for use against surfaced submarines
    • variety of anti-aircraft guns

    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

    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

    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]

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