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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 flic.kr/s/aHsk4EH1wW

 

For an article on Patrick Whalen, see washingtonspark.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1683...

 

Photographer unknown. Retrieved from www.armed-guard.com/lsip11.html 2/2/2015.

 

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Taken sometime in 1953