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SS F. Southall Farrar
Career (United States)
Name: F. Southall Farrar
Namesake: F. Southall Farrar
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2365
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $989,957[1]
Yard number: 150
Way number: 4
Laid down: 22 May 1944
Launched: 4 July 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. James A. Jones Jr.
Completed: 20 July 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: WQAG
  • ICS Whiskey.svgICS Quebec.svgICS Alpha.svgICS Golf.svg[1]
Fate: Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas, 28 June 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 30 December 1965
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 F. Southall Farrar was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after F. Southall Farrar, an agriculturist and 4-H leader from Virginia.

    Construction

    F. Southall Farrar was laid down on 22 May 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2365, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. James A. Jones Jr., daughter-in-law of James Addison Jones, and launched on 4 July 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to the Union Sulphur & Oil Co. Inc., on 20 July 1944. On 28 June 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet in Beaumont, Texas. On 30 December 1965, she was sold, to Sampson Iron & Supply Co., for $51,505, to be scrapped. She was removed from the fleet on 17 January 1966.[4][5]

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