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USS Lorain, 1919 - Ship Christening

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.


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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Taken in April 1919