BENJAMIN F. COSTON


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Year Built
1944
Official Number
246378
Shipyard
J. A. Jones Construction Company
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
EC2-S-C1
Ship Length
422.6 feet
Beam
57 feet
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
4380 tons
Gross Tons
7176 tons
Cargo Capacity
499573 square feet
Draft, Summer
37 tons
Draft, Lightweight
--
Displacement, Summer
--
Displacement, Lightweight
--
Immersion, Summer
--
Immersion, Lightweight
--
Fate
Sold - Scrap


Historical Narrative



This Liberty ship was named for Benjamin F. Coston (1820-1848) Benjamin Franklin Coston was a naval officer and scientist. Coston was the chief scientist at the Washington Navy Yard, and is credited with inventing the Coston Signal Flare.

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Vessel Name History

BENJAMIN F. COSTON

Mission

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Milestones


Event: Entry
Date: 5/14/1946

Event: Acquisition
Date: 5/14/1946

Event: Disposition
Date: 10/8/1964

Event: Withdrawl
Date: 10/8/1964


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