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The SS John W. Brown is one of only two surviving operational Liberty ships. The SS Abner Doubleday was identical.

Career (US)
Name: Abner Doubleday
Namesake: Abner Doubleday
Builder: Oregon Shipbuilding
Laid down: 25 October 1942
Launched: 20 November 1942
Identification: Maritime Commission hull number 598
Fate: Scrapped 1968
General characteristics
Class & type: Cargo ship
Displacement: 14,245 long tons (14,474 t)
Length: 135 m (441 ft 6 in)
Beam: 17.3 m (56 ft 10.75 in)
Draft: 8.5 m (27 ft 9.25 in)
Propulsion: Two oil-fired boilers,

triple-expansion steam engine, single screw, 2,500 horsepower (1,864 kW)

Speed: 11 to 11.5 knots (20 to 21 km/h)
Range: 23,000 miles (37,000 km)
Capacity: 10,856 t (10,685 long tons) deadweight (DWT)
Complement: 41 men
Armament: Stern-mounted 4-in (102 mm) deck gun for use against surfaced submarines, variety of anti-aircraft guns



The SS Abner Doubleday was a liberty ship built during World War II. The ship was named after Abner Doubleday, a general during the American Civil War. Her keel was laid down on 25 October 1942 and she launched 20 November 1942. Abner Doubleday was scrapped in 1968.

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