Launch of the SS Zebulon Vance

Launch of the SS Zebulon Vance
Launch of the United States Liberty Ship S.S. Zebulon B. Vance, the first ship to be completed at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company shipyard in Wilmington, N.C.
December 06, 1941
Original Format
22cm x 17cm
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Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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john may Sep 02 2014

I care for a young lady that was on that ship with you on April 4, 1946. and it brings back good memorys for her

richard j weinrich Feb 04 2013

I was a 16 years old engine room wiper from 4/1947 to 10/1947.Great experience for a youngster. I also remember stopping in mid-ocean to transfer a sick seaman from another ship to the Vance.ALSO THE TIME WE STOPPED NEAR BREMENHAVEN FOR SOME LOOSE FLOATIN MINES.

Anthony Armstrong May 26 2012

My mother, Jean Armstrong, a GI War Bride from Stoke-On-Trent, England and my brother came to the U.S. on the Zebulon B. Vance on the same voyage. She lives in Oklahoma with my father. They have been married 67 years.

not given Oct 28 2010

I came to this country as a GI bride on the Zebulon B. Vance. It docked in NY on April 4, 1946. Mayor Laguardia came and welcomed us to this country. It was a very bright sunny day. The voyage had taken 15 days and 15 nights because we had to come the great circle way to avoid mines possibly still in the ocean. It was a great ship.

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