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SS Jerry S. Foley
Career (United States)
Name: Jerry S. Foley
Namesake: Jerry S. Foley
Owner: War Shipping Administration (WSA)
Operator: American South African Lines, Inc.
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2497
Awarded: 23 April 1943
Builder: St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida[1]
Cost: $993,706[2]
Yard number: 61
Way number: 1
Laid down: 23 August 1944
Launched: 29 September 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Jerry S. Foley
Completed: 11 October 1944
Identification:
  • Call sign: KTEW
  • ICS Kilo.svgICS Tango.svgICS Echo.svgICS Whiskey.svg[2]
Fate: Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas, 9 October 1948
Status: Sold for scrapping, 5 October 1970, withdrawn from fleet, 12 November 1970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 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 Jerry S. Foley was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Jerry S. Foley a prominent businessman in Jacksonville, Florida. Foley was the president of the Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company, in Foley, Florida; on the board of directors of the Atlantic National Bank, in Jacksonville; president of the Bahamas-Cuban Co.; and president of the LOP&G Railroad.

    Construction

    Jerry S. Foley was laid down on 23 August 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2497, by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida; she was sponsored by Mrs. Jerry S. Foley, the wife of the namesake, and was launched on 29 September 1944.[1][2]

    History

    She was allocated to the American South African Lines Inc., on 11 October 1944. On 9 October 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Beaumont, Texas. She was sold for scrapping, 5 October 1970, to Reman Shipping Co., for $42,500. She was removed from the fleet, 12 November 1970.[4]

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