ABIEL FOSTER


Default Generic Ship Image
Year Built
1942
Official Number
241606
Ship Yard
California Shipbuilding Corporation
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
EC2-S-C1
Ship Length
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Beam
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Mast Height
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Net Tons
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Gross Tons
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Cargo Capacity
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Draft, Summer
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Draft, Lightweight
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Displacement, Summer
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Displacement, Lightweight
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Immersion, Summer
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Immersion, Lightweight
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Fate
Scrapped


Historical Narrative



This Liberty ship was named for Abiel Foster (1735-1806). Abiel Foster was a minister and politician. Foster served as a New Hampshire delegate to the Continental Congress. Foster was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire from 1789-1791 and again from 1795-1803.

MARAD has no written history for the Liberty ship Abiel Foster at this time.

Mission
Mission Name
Korean War
Grain Program
Historical Documents

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Milestones


Event: Entry
Date: 5/16/1942

Delivered to USMC and WSA by builder.
Event: Entry
Date: 5/30/1946

Entered Reserve Fleet.
Event: Acquisition
Date: 5/30/1946

Event: Disposition
Date: 11/29/1960

Sold as scrap to Northern Metal Company for $45,045
Event: Withdrawl
Date: 11/29/1960


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Status Cards


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Documents


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Plans


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Shipwreck Information


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