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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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