BUTTON GWINNETT


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Year Built
1943
Official Number
243442
Shipyard
Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation
General Type
General Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
EC2-S-C1
Ship Length
417.6 feet
Beam
56.8 feet
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
4380 tons
Gross Tons
7176 tons
Cargo Capacity
--
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 Button Gwinnett (1735-1777). Button Gwinnett was a British-born merchant, planter, politician, and Founding Father of the United States. Gwinnett was a Georgia delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence. Gwinnett served as Governor of Georgia in 1777 before being killed in a duel in May 1777.

MARAD has no written history for the Liberty ship Button Gwinnett at this time.


Vessel Name History

BUTTON GWINNETT

Mission

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Milestones


Event Date Content
Entry
6/7/1948
Acquisition
6/7/1948
Disposition
5/16/1968
Withdrawl
5/16/1968

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