|The construction sequence on a typical Liberty Ship. Fourth Day at Outfitting Dock.
The Henry Dodge, hull number 1581 and type EC2-S-C1. Her keel was laid in Permanente Metals Richmond, CA, Yard 2 on June 4, 1943. She was launched on June 25, 1943 and delivered on July 7, 1943. The Henry Dodge was 21 days on the Ways, 12 days in the Water and 34 days to Delivery. After delivery to the WSA, she was operated by the Waterman SS Corp, Mobile. In 1947, the Henry Dodge was sold and renamed the Giovanni Amendola. She was registered under the Italian flag. In 1962, she was renamed the Alheli and registered under the Lebanese flag.
The Alheli sprang a leak on April 22, 1968 and was abandoned. She sank on the same day at 33°15N 45°50W