Ladies Who Launch: Ship Christening Photographs from Delaware Valley Shipyards

USS Lorain, 1919

Launching Party, USS Lorain, April 17, 1919. Federal Shipbuilding Company, Kearny, New Jersey.

The steam merchant ship Lorain was given to Britain in 1942 and renamed Empire Thrush. Later that same year, it was sunk by a German U‑boat near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

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