ABRAHAM LINCOLN


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Abraham Lincoln underway, view of port side. December 5, 1943. U.S. Coast Guard photograph.
Year Built
1942
Official Number
242654
Shipyard
Delta Ship Building Company
General Type
General Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
EC2-S-C1
Ship Length
442 feet
Beam
57 feet
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
4360 tons
Gross Tons
7176 tons
Cargo Capacity
499573 square feet
Draft, Summer
--
Draft, Lightweight
--
Displacement, Summer
--
Displacement, Lightweight
--
Immersion, Summer
--
Immersion, Lightweight
--
Fate
Sold - Scrap

Historical Narrative



This Liberty ship was named for Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer, politician, and the sixteenth President of the United States. Lincoln was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois from 1847-1849, and President of the U.S. from 1860-1865.  During his presidency, Lincoln led the Union to victory in the American Civil War and ended slavery in the United States before becoming the first U.S. President to be assassinated in 1865.  Most historians consider Lincoln to be one of the greatest presidents in American history.    

MARAD has no written history for the Liberty ship Abraham Lincoln at this time.


Photo Captions

1.) Abraham Lincoln underway, view of port side. December 5, 1943. U.S. Coast Guard photograph.

2.) Abraham Lincoln pierside, view of port side. 1942. U.S. Coast Guard photograph.



Vessel Name History

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Mission

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Historical Documents
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Milestones


Event Date Content
Entry
12/30/1942 Delivered to WSA by builder
Entry
11/22/1946 Entered the Reserve Fleet
Re-entry
10/29/1947 Re-entered the Reserve Fleet
Disposition
10/3/1967 Sold for scrap to Pinto Island Metals Company for $45,280
Ship Sunk
2/2/2004 This ship sunk.
Restored Ship
2/3/2004 Ship was pulled from the depths.

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Plans


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Shipwreck Information


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