USS Mercer, 1918 - Ship Christening

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    Mrs. R. McGregor, sponsor, USS Mercer, 1918. Federal Shipbuilding Company, Kearny, New Jersey.

    In this ship's 39-year history, under 6 owners and 3 ports of registry, it was known variously as Mercer, Empire Kangaroo, Parthenia, Erminia Mazzella and Pina Onorato.

    For more background and additional photos, visit the Ladies Who Launch - Ship Christening Photographs exhibit at Philadelphia's Independence Seaport Museum.

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