ALANSON B. HOUGHTON


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Year Built
1944
Official Number
245378
Ship Yard
J. A. Jones Construction Company
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
4380 tons
Gross Tons
7176 tons
Cargo Capacity
499573 square feet
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
Sold - Scrap


Historical Narrative



This Liberty ship was named for Alanson B. Houghton (1863-1941). Alanson Bigelow Houghton was an industrialist, politician, and diplomat. Houghton served as the president of Corning Glass Works, was a Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives from New York from 1919-1922, and the  U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1925-1929.

MARAD has no written history for the Liberty ship Alanson B. Houghton at this time.

Mission

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Milestones


Event: Entry
Date: 10/14/1949

Event: Acquisition
Date: 10/14/1949

Event: Sold
Date: 10/28/1971

Sold as scrap to Union Minerals and Alloys Company under PD-X-918 contract for $513,800

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