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SS Patrick B Whalen (flagged as the Seadragon): 1953 | by Washington Area Spark
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SS Patrick B Whalen (flagged as the Seadragon): 1953

The Liberty Ship SS Patrick B Whalen in 1953 flagged as the Seadragon. This was one of many other names utilized by the ship during the McCarthy era.


The ship was launched in 1945 built by the J A. Jones Construction Company in Brunswick, Georgia.


It was named after Baltimore National Maritime Union leader Patrick B. “Paddy” Whalen who was killed along with 31 other crewmembers when the SS Illinois was torpedoed June 2, 1942


The SS Patrick B Whalen was scrapped in Taiwan in 1967.


For more information and additional images, see


For an article on Patrick Whalen, see


Photographer unknown. Retrieved from 2/2/2015.


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Taken sometime in 1953