SS Duncan U. Fletcher
SS Duncan U. Fletcher was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Duncan U. Fletcher, the 21st and 25th Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, and later the longest serving United States Senator in Florida's history.
|Name:||Duncan U. Fletcher|
|Namesake:||Duncan U. Fletcher|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. Inc.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1529|
|Builder:||J.A. Jones Construction, Panama City, Florida|
|Laid down:||3 May 1943|
|Launched:||10 August 1943|
|Completed:||27 August 1943|
|Fate:||Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, 11 October 1946|
|Status:||Sold for commercial use, 3 March 1947|
|Acquired:||3 March 1947|
|Class and type:||
|Beam:||57 feet (17 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (21.3 km/h; 13.2 mph)|
She was allocated to Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. Inc., on 27 August 1943. On 23 April 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, in the James River Group, Lee Hall, Virginia. On 3 April 1947, she was sold for $544,506 to Ionian Steamship Co., Ltd., for commercial use and renamed Pericles. She was wrecked in 1966, and later scrapped.
- "Jones Construction, Panama City FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
- Maritime Administration. "Duncan U. Fletcher". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)" (PDF). p. 23. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
- "SS Duncan U. Fletcher". Retrieved 11 December 2019.