Dedicated to my father and the other civilians who sailed in these (mostly) unarmed merchants ships during WWII
Living symbol of the Arsenal of Democracy
Built in 56 days.
Launched in 1943.
One of three remaining Liberty Ships
Out of the 2,170 built during the war.
A rare survivor of the D-Day armada,
After D-Day, transferred to the Pacific Theater
Outlasting most of the people who built her
The crew who served on her
The enemy who tried to sink her.
Mothballed in 1946.
Restored as museum ship in 1979.
Returning to Normandy
for the D-Day 50th anniversary.
Still serving in 2019.
Facts from Wikipedia