SS Arthur M. Huddell

A WWII LIBERTY SHIP

SS Arthur M Huddell, became a source of parts for the SS John W Brown
while being moored in James River.  from: LIBERTY SHIPS CALENDER

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Ab140 ton Liberty Ship Engine

The Huddell, named after the former president of the International Union of Operating Engineers, was converted into
 a pipelayer in 1944 and set fuel lines across the English Channel in the wake of the D-Day landings in France.

One of the last Liberty ships from World War II, anchored for years in the James River "Ghost Fleet."

It was stored in Suisan Bay near San Francisco in 1946 but was later used to lay cable for AT&T in 50s and 60s.
The Huddell was retired in 1984 and was placed in the Ghost Fleet, off Fort Eustis in Newport News.


A 2002 inventory of Ghost Fleet ships listed the Huddell as holding 80.6 long tons of oil.
Its hull scored a "3," or about average, on a scale measuring the potential for leaks.


from: LIBERTY SHIP.COM 

The U.S. Maritime Administration, in an agreement with the Greek government moved the 7,000-ton relic,
to a port near Athens where it became a museum piece.

Huddell became "SS Hellas Liberty" in Piraeus Harbour, Greece   WIKIPEDIA

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