SS Camden, 1920 - Ship Christening

Miss E. May Watson, sponsor, SS Camden, November 24, 1920. New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey.

 

This oil tanker was built for the Standard Oil Company, and was sunk by a Japanese submarine off the coast of Oregon on October 3, 1942.

 

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 November 1920