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USAPRS Thomas F. Farrell, Jr.
Europa (AK-81) (1943)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Meddle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
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
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Allocated to the US Army Corp of Engineers
Renamed USAPRS Thomas F. Farrell Jr., conversion to a a Port Rehabilitation Ship completed circa June 1944 at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Inc., Baltimore, MD.
Thomas F. Farrell Jr. served as a Corp of Engineers port repair ship until her transfer to the Maritime Commission in 1947
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. Farrell, 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.
Europa (AK-81) / USAPRS Thomas F. Farrell, Jr.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
United States Army in World War II - The Corps of Engineers: Troops and Equipment- Chapter XVII - Preparing to Reconstruct Ports
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