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Marine Eagle Christening

@ Temple University

Mosley, John W


The Christening of the liberty ship, Marine Eagle, the first all-African American conceived and constructed ship at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Chester, Pennsylvania. Sponsor of the ship, Mrs. Rachel Stevenson, Office Matron at Sun Shipbuilding christens the vessel with company President John G. Pew. Mrs. Stevenson was an employee of the company for almost twenty years. The keel of another all-African American ship was laid immediately after the launching.

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Temple University

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PA Digital