|SS Stephen Furdek|
|Career (United States)|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||Merchants & Miners Transportation Company|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 2299|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida|
|Laid down:||16 March 1944|
|Launched:||28 April 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Virginia Dickerman|
|Completed:||23 May 1944|
|Fate:||Laid up in National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 27 September 1948|
|Status:||Sold for scrapping, 13 May 1970|
|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 Stephen Furdek was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Stephen Furdek, a Roman Catholic priest, co-founder of the First Catholic Slovak Union, commonly known as Jednota, and an ardent activist for Slovak identity and nationhood.
She was allocated to Merchants & Miners Transportation Company, on 23 May 1944. On 27 September 1948, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in Mobile, Alabama. On 13 May 1970, she was sold, along with SS Isaac M. Singer, for $61,202.08 to Union Minerals and Alloys Corporation, for scrapping. She was withdrawn from the fleet on 1 June 1970.
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- Maritime Administration. "Stephen Furdek". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. https://vesselhistory.marad.dot.gov/sh/ShipHistory/Detail/4682.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)". p. 23. http://www.ww2ships.com/acrobat/us-os-001-f-r00.pdf.
- "SS Stephen Furdek". http://usmaritimecommission.de/query.php?datalist=1&typeofquery=Name%20of%20Ship&valueofquery=Stephen%20Furdek&code=B2299a.
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