ABEL PARKER UPSHUR


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Year Built
1942
Official Number
241780
Shipyard
North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
EC2-S-C1
Ship Length
--
Beam
--
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
4375 tons
Gross Tons
7177 tons
Cargo Capacity
500000 square feet
Draft, Summer
27.6 tons
Draft, Lightweight
--
Displacement, Summer
--
Displacement, Lightweight
--
Immersion, Summer
--
Immersion, Lightweight
--
Fate
Scrapped

Historical Narrative



This Liberty ship was named for Abel Parker Upshur (1791-1844). Abel Parker Upshur was a lawyer, judge, and politician from Virginia. Upshur served as U.S. Secretary of the Navy from 1841-1843, and U.S. Secretary of State from 1843-1844.

MARAD has no written history for the Liberty ship Abel Parker Upshur at this time.

Photo Captions

1.) Abel Parker Upshur at anchor, view of port side.  January 4, 1943.  U.S. Coast Guard Photograph.


Vessel Name History

ABEL PARKER UPSHUR

Mission

No Mission for this vessel

Historical Documents
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Milestones


Event Date Content
Entry
7/14/1942 Delivered to WSA by builders under General Agency Agreement (GAA).
Disposition
5/24/1966 Acquired by Horton Industries, Inc. as scrap
Withdrawl
5/24/1966

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Plans


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Shipwreck Information


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