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New Hanover County
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New Hanover County Places & Things Named for Politicians

   The World War II Liberty ship SS Abel Parker Upshur (built 1942 at Wilmington; scrapped 1966) was named for Abel Parker Upshur.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Abner Nash (built 1942 at Wilmington; scrapped 1964) was named for Abner Nash.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Alexander Lillington (built 1942 at Wilmington; scrapped 1961) was named for Alexander Lillington.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Alexander Martin (built 1942 at Wilmington; scrapped 1963) was named for Alexander Martin.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Philip Doddridge (built 1943 at Wilmington; scrapped 1969) was named for Philip Doddridge.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James B. Richardson (built 1942 at Wilmington; scuttled 1968 in the North Atlantic Ocean) was named for James Burchill Richardson.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Paul Hamilton (built 1942 at Wilmington; torpedoed and sank 1944 in the Mediterranean Sea) was named for Paul Hamilton.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Samuel Ashe (built 1942 at Wilmington; scrapped 1970) was named for Samuel Ashe.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Turner (built 1942 at Wilmington; scrapped 1970) was named for James Turner.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Iredell (built 1942 at Wilmington; damaged by air attack and scuttled in the English Channel 1944) was named for James Iredell.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John C. Calhoun (built 1941-42 at Wilmington; destroyed in cargo explosion at Finchhafen, Papua New Guinea, 1944) was named for John C. Calhoun.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James J. Pettigrew (built 1942 at Wilmington; scrapped 1960) was named for J. Johnston Pettigrew.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George Davis (built 1942 at Wilmington; scrapped 1960) was named for George Davis.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Owen (built 1943 at Wilmington; scrapped 1964) was named for John Owen.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James I. McKay (built 1943 at Wilmington; scrapped 1967) was named for James I. McKay.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry Middleton (built 1942 at Wilmington; scrapped 1971) was named for Henry Middleton.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John P. Mitchel (built 1943 at Wilmington; scrapped 1971) was named for John Purroy Mitchel.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George E. Badger (built 1942-43 at Wilmington; scrapped 1972) was named for George E. Badger.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Hannis Taylor (built 1943 at Wilmington; scrapped 1972) was named for Hannis Taylor.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Branch (built 1943 at Wilmington; sold 1947 scrapped 1962) was named for John Branch.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John M. Morehead (built 1943 at Wilmington; sold 1947 scrapped 1966) was named for John Motley Morehead.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Penn (built 1941-42 at Wilmington; torpedoed and lost in the Greenland Sea 1942) was named for John Penn.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Sprunt (built 1943 at Wilmington; torpedoed and lost in the Caribbean Sea 1943) was named for James Sprunt.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Drayton (built 1942 at Wilmington; torpedoed and lost in the Indian Ocean 1943) was named for John Drayton.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James K. Polk (built 1942 at Wilmington; torpedoed in the North Atlantic Ocean 1943; towed away and scrapped) was named for James K. Polk.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Jeremiah Van Rensselaer (built 1942 at Wilmington; torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean 1943) was named for Jeremiah Van Rensselaer.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Hugh Williamson (built 1942 at Wilmington; ran aground and wrecked in Pernambuco, Brazil, 1946; later scrapped) was named for Hugh Williamson.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Hilary A. Herbert (built 1943 at Wilmington; scrapped 1967) was named for Hilary A. Herbert.
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