ABIEL FOSTER


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Abiel Foster at anchor, view of starboard side. June 16, 1943. U.S. Coast Guard photograph.
Year Built
1942
Official Number
241606
Shipyard
California Shipbuilding Corporation
General Type
General Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
EC2-S-C1
Ship Length
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Beam
--
Mast Height
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Net Tons
4380 tons
Gross Tons
7176 tons
Cargo Capacity
499573 square feet
Draft, Summer
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Draft, Lightweight
--
Displacement, Summer
--
Displacement, Lightweight
--
Immersion, Summer
--
Immersion, Lightweight
--
Fate
Scrapped

Historical Narrative



This Liberty ship was named for Abiel Foster (1735-1806). Abiel Foster was a minister and politician. Foster served as a New Hampshire delegate to the Continental Congress. Foster was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire from 1789-1791 and again from 1795-1803.

MARAD has no written history for the Liberty ship Abiel Foster at this time.

Photo Captions

1.) Abiel Foster at anchor, view of starboard side. June 16, 1943. U.S. Coast Guard photograph.


2.) Abiel Foster underway, view of starboard side. October 27, 1943. U.S. Coast Guard photograph.


3.) Abiel Foster at anchor, view of starboard side. March 2, 1944. U.S. Coast Guard photograph.


Vessel Name History

ABIEL FOSTER

Mission

No Mission for this vessel

Historical Documents
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Milestones


Event Date Content
Entry
5/16/1942 Delivered to USMC and WSA by builder.
Entry
5/30/1946 Entered Reserve Fleet.
Acquisition
5/30/1946
Disposition
11/29/1960 Sold as scrap to Northern Metal Company for $45,045
Withdrawl
11/29/1960

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Documents


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Plans


No documents for this vessel


Shipwreck Information


No ship wreck information for this vessel