USAT Jane Addams

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Typical Liberty ship configuration
Name USAT Jane Addams
Builder/Built California Shipbuilding Corp, Terminal Island.
Type Liberty ship Hull No 635 EC2-S-C1 type
Displacement 14,245 tons
Speed 11 knots


American construction practices were designed to increase production efficiency. Riveting methods were changed to save significant labor costs. To further increase efficiency, a new method of construction was invented: the ships were to be built in modularized sections, all over the country before being brought to location where they would be put together by welding instead of rivets. The resulting ship looked unconventional, or even ugly by some standards.

Named after

Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 28, 1935) was an American settlement activist, reformer, social worker, sociologist, public administrator and author. She was an important leader in the history of social work and women's suffrage in the United States and advocated for world peace.

Soldiers carried

Darwin to Jacquinot Bay, New Britain 25 November - 3 December 1943