|SS Duncan U. Fletcher|
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||Duncan U. Fletcher|
|Namesake:||Duncan U. Fletcher|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. Inc.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1529|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida|
|Laid down:||3 May 1943|
|Launched:||10 August 1943|
|Completed:||27 August 1943|
|Fate:||Sold for commercial use, 3 March 1947|
|Acquired:||3 March 1947|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||
|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)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)|
|Capacity:||10,800 long tons deadweight (DWT)|
SS Duncan U. Fletcher was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Duncan U. Fletcher, the 21st and 25th Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, and later the longest serving United States Senator in Florida's history.
Duncan U. Fletcher was laid down on 3 May 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1529, by J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida; she was launched on 10 August 1943.
She was allocated to Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. Inc., on 27 August 1943. On 23 April 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 3 April 1947, she was sold for $544,506 to Ionian Steamship Co., Ltd., for commercial use and renamed Pericles. She was scrapped in 1966.
- "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. http://www.shipbuildinghistory.com/shipyards/emergencylarge/jonespanamacity.htm.
- Maritime Administration. "Duncan U. Fletcher". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. https://vesselhistory.marad.dot.gov/ShipHistory/Detail/1297.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)". p. 23. http://www.ww2ships.com/acrobat/us-os-001-f-r00.pdf.
- "SS Duncan U. Fletcher". http://usmaritimecommission.de/query.php?datalist=1&typeofquery=Name%20of%20Ship&valueofquery=Duncan%20U.Fletcher&code=B1529a.
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