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Governor Stone sinks

On 26 September 1906, schooner Governor Stone sinks in Hurricane in Heron Bay Alabama. This must have been 'Hurricane Six' which moved in on the evening of the 26th.

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SS John W. Brown in service

On 19 September 1942, Liberty ship SS John W. Brown went in service with the War Shipping Administration.
She was the 62nd Liberty ship constructed at the Bethlehem-Fairfield yard, and completed in just 54 days.

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Governor Stone purchased

On 15 September 1942, Schooner Governor Stone was purchased for $1 by the US War Shipping administration, and was converted for use as a training vessel by the Merchant Marine Academy.

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SS Meteor added to NHRP

On 9 September 1974 experimental class of lakers "whaleback" ship, SS Meteor was added to the National Register of Historic Places

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SS John W. Brown launched

On September 7, 1942, Liberty ship SS John W. Brown, was launched at at Bethlehem Fairfield, Baltimore,Maryland, sponsored by Annie Green, the wife of the president of the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers.

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NS Savannah maiden voyage

On 20 August 1962 the first nuclear-powered merchant ship NS Savannah started her maiden voyage

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Governor Stone returned

On 7 August 1946, schooner Governor Stone was returned to owner Isaac Rhea by US War shipping administration.

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SS John W. Brown steams under own power first time in 45 years

On 24 August 1991 Liberty ship SS John W. Brown steamed under her own power for the first time in 45 years.

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SS John W. Brown laid down

On 28 July 1942. Liberty ship SS John W. Brown was laid down at Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Sparrows-Point, Maryland.
Here seen as New York City's Metropolitan Vocational High School in which capacity she served from 1946 to mid 1982.

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NS Savannah launched

On 21 July 1959, NS Savannah was launched at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, NJ, christened by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.

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