BOOKER T. WASHINGTON


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Year Built
1942
Official Number
242392
Shipyard
California Shipbuilding Corporation
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
EC2-S-C1
Ship Length
417.6 feet
Beam
56.8 feet
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
4450 tons
Gross Tons
7176 tons
Cargo Capacity
499573 square feet
Draft, Summer
27.6 tons
Draft, Lightweight
--
Displacement, Summer
--
Displacement, Lightweight
--
Immersion, Summer
--
Immersion, Lightweight
--
Fate
Sold - Scrap


Historical Narrative



This Liberty ship was named for Booker T. Washington (1856-1915). Booker Taliaferro Washington was African-American educator, author, and leader in the African-American community. Born into slavery, Washington became a leading advocate for the education, employment, and rights of African-Americans. Washington was an adviser to U.S. presidents. one of the founders of the National Negro Business League, and the first principal of the Tuskegee Institute.

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Vessel Name History

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON

Mission

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Milestones


Event: Entry
Date: 12/22/1947

Event: Acquisition
Date: 12/22/1947

Event: Disposition
Date: 6/24/1969

Event: Withdrawl
Date: 6/24/1969


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