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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
    Complement 83
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    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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