Ladies Who Launch: Ship Christening Photographs from Delaware Valley Shipyards

SS Gold Star, 1919

Launching Party, SS Gold Star, July 1919. Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware.

Built for the U. S. Shipping Board, the Gold Star was soon after obtained by the U. S. Navy. From 1924 until 1946, it served in the Pacific, transporting cargo and passengers among ports in Japan, China, the Philippines and Australia.

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