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SS Alfred I. Dupont
Career (United States)
Name: Alfred I. Dupont
Namesake: Alfred I. Dupont
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: International Freigting Corp.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2490
Awarded: 23 April 1943
Builder: St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida[1]
Cost: $1,063,551[2]
Yard number: 54
Way number: 6
Laid down: 1 July 1944
Launched: 15 August 1944
Sponsored by: Jessie Ball duPont
Completed: 28 August 1944
Identification:
  • Call sign: WSPY
  • ICS Whiskey.svgICS Sierra.svgICS Papa.svgICS Yankee.svg[2]
Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 25 November 1947
Status: Sold for scrapping, 13 May 1970, withdrawn from fleet, 13 August 1970
General characteristics [3]
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 Filer & Stowell Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • 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 Alfred I. Dupont was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Alfred I. Dupont, an American industrialist, financier, philanthropist and a member of the influential Du Pont family.

    Construction

    Alfred I. Dupont was laid down on 1 July 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2490, by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida; she was sponsored by Jessie Ball duPont, the widow of the namesake, and was launched on 15 August 1944.[1][2]

    History

    She was allocated to the International Freigting Corp., on 28 August 1944. On 25 November 1947, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama. She was sold for scrapping, 13 May 1970, to Southern Scrap Material Co., Ltd., along with SS Jonathan Grout, for $63,777. She was removed from the fleet, 13 August 1970.[4]

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