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SS Samfairy
Career (United States)
Name: Samfairy
Ordered: as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2350
Builder: J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia
Cost: $1,108,248[1]
Yard number: 135
Way number: 1
Laid down: 31 January 1944
Launched: 16 March 1944
Sponsored by: Mrs. Fran O. Sherrill
Completed: 28 March 1944
Fate: Transferred to the British Ministry of War Transport upon completion.
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Samfairy
Acquired: 28 March 1944
Identification:
  • Call Signal: MYTM
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Fate: Sold, 24 April 1947
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Admiral Cunningham
Operator: S.G. Embiricos, Ltd.
Acquired: 24 April 1947
Fate: Scrapped, 1969
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 Samfairy was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was transferred to the British Ministry of War Transportation (MoWT) upon completion.

    Construction

    Samfairy was laid down on 31 January 1944, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 2350, by J.A. Jones Construction, Brunswick, Georgia; she was sponsored by Mrs. Fran O. Sherrill, and launched on 16 March 1944.[3][1]

    History

    She was allocated to Haldin & Philips, on 28 March 1944. On 24 April 1947, she was sold to S.G. Embiricos, Ltd.,[4] and renamed Admiral Cunningham.[5] She was scrapped in 1969.[6]

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