Ladies Who Launch: Ship Christening Photographs from Delaware Valley Shipyards

SS Lone Star State, 1920

Miss Georgiana W. Dean, sponsor, SS Lone Star State, December 23, 1920. New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey.

This ship was one of 16 large transports ordered by the Emergency Fleet Corporation for the First World War. Completed after the Armistice, vessels of this class were converted to passenger ships. After service with the United States Lines, the Lone Star State was sold to a Belgian passenger line in 1940. It was bombed by German aircraft later that same year.

Independence Seaport Museum
New York Shipbuilding Corporation Collection

See all photos in the Ladies Who Launch Exhibit »

Contact ISM Library