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USS Winona County, 1919 - Ship Christening

USS Winona County Entering the Hackensack, August 16, 1919. Federal Shipbuilding Company, Kearny, New Jersey.


Winona County was built for the U. S. Shipping Board, and was sold to Great Britain in 1941. The ship, renamed Empire Whale, was sunk by a German U‑boat on March 29, 1943.


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 August 1919