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USAPRS Thomas F. Farrel, Jr.
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Europa (AK-81) (1943)


Enceladus Class Cargo Ship
  • Laid down, 2 March 1942 as MV William Lester, a Maritime Commission type (N3-M-A1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract, (MC hull 464), at Penn-Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Camden, N.J.
  • Assigned to the US Navy as Europa (AK-81)
  • Launched, 7 December 1942
  • Delivered to the Navy uncompleted, 24 November 1943
  • Transferred to the US Army Transportation Service, 25 November 1943
  • Commissioned USAPRS Thomas F. Farrel Jr., a Port Rehabilitation vessel
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1967
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,677 t.(lt), 5,200 t.(fl)
    Length 269' 10"
    Beam 42' 6"
    Draft 20' 8"
    Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
    Bow Cathead Capacity 40 t.
    Cargo Capacity 3,175 DWT
    non-refrigerated 115,873 Cu. ft.
    Speed 10.25 kts
    Complement 83
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,940 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Cooper Bessemer Diesel engine
    Ship's Service Generators
    three Diesel-drive100Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    two Diesel-drive 40Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 1,190shp
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    Europa 159k USAPRS Thomas F. Farrel, Jr. underway off the East Coast of the United States, 26 August 1944.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-420158 RG-80-G, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Ramon Jackson

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