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Monday, January 23, 2012

SS CORNELIUS VANDERBILT [A DAMAGED LIBERTY]

Now folks here is a Liberty ship that really lived up the greatness of whom she was actually named after.

Mr. Cornelius Vanderbilt....built his wealth on long term investments of simple river ferries, steamboats, ocean steam boats and finally railroads....and he started all this at 16 yrs old....yes sir he went into business at that early age....and actually made money!!!!

The Liberty ship he was named after was helping the WW II effort by early 1944....yes she was damaged in Okinawa...but stayed afloat.....was sold to another country....and hung in there for the long haul until being scrapped in November of 1967.

She served with honor


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