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USAPRS Thomas F. Farrel, Jr.
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
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
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
Diesel 1,940 Bbls
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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||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.
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