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Atlantic Ocean Places & Things Named for U.S. Politicians

   The World War II Liberty ships SS Sam Houston (built 1941, at Houston, Texas; torpedoed and sunk 1942 in the Atlantic Ocean) and SS Sam Houston II (built 1943 at the same shipyard; scrapped 1959) were named for Sam Houston.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James W. Denver (built 1943 at Baltimore Maryland; torpedoed and lost 1943 in the Atlantic Ocean) was named for James W. Denver.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Martin Van Buren (built 1943 at Baltimore Maryland; torpedoed and lost 1944 in the North Atlantic Ocean) was named for Martin Van Buren.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Alexander Ramsey (built 1942 at Richmond California; scuttled 1974 as an artificial reef in the Atlantic Ocean) was named for Alexander Ramsey.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James B. Richardson (built 1942 at Wilmington North Carolina; scuttled 1968 in the North Atlantic Ocean) was named for James Burchill Richardson.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James W. Nesmith (built 1942 at Portland, Oregon; damaged by a torpedo and later scuttled in the North Sea, 1946) was named for James W. Nesmith.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Joel R. Poinsett (built 1942-43 at Houston, Texas; broke in two and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, 1944) was named for Joel Roberts Poinsett.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS J. Pinckney Henderson (built 1943 at Houston, Texas; collided and burned in the North Atlantic Ocean, 1943) was named for J. Pinckney Henderson.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Morgan (built 1943 at Baltimore, Maryland; collided, exploded, and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, 1943) was named for John T. Morgan.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Iredell (built 1942 at Wilmington, North Carolina; damaged by air attack and scuttled in the English Channel, 1944) was named for James Iredell.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Randolph (built 1941 at Baltimore, Maryland; mined and sank, in the Denmark Strait, 1942) was named for John Randolph of Roanoke.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS J. D. Ross (built 1943 at Portland, Oregon; sold and renamed SS Lampsis; sank during a storm in the North Atlantic Ocean, 1966) was originally named for J. D. Ross.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS J. L. M. Curry (built 1941-42 at Mobile, Alabama; sank in the North Sea, 1943) was named for Jabez L. M. Curry.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Horace Greeley (built 1942 at Terminal Island, California; scuttled with obsolete ammunition in the North Atlantic Ocean, 1966) was named for Horace Greeley.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry Dodge (built 1943 at Richmond, California; sold and renamed SS Alheli; sank during a storm in the North Atlantic Ocean, 1968) was originally named for Henry Dodge.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George Thatcher (built 1942 at Terminal Island, California; torpedoed and lost in the South Atlantic Ocean, 1942) was named for George Thatcher.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Carter Rose (built 1942 at Baltimore, Maryland; torpedoed and lost in the North Atlantic Ocean, 1942) was named for John C. Rose.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Jeremiah Wadsworth (built 1942 at Houston, Texas; torpedoed and lost in the South Atlantic Ocean, 1942) was named for Jeremiah Wadsworth.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John R. Park (built 1943 at Richmond, California; torpedoed and lost in the English Channel, 1945) was named for John R. Park.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Sevier (built 1942 at Portland, Oregon; torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean, 1943) was named for John Sevier.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James K. Polk (built 1942 at Wilmington, North Carolina; 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, North Carolina; torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean, 1943) was named for Jeremiah Van Rensselaer.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John A. Treutlen (built 1944 at Savannah, Georgia; torpedoed and wrecked in the English Channel, 1944; beached and scrapped) was named for John A. Treutlen.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George Clymer (built 1941-42 at Portland, Oregon; torpedoed and wrecked in the South Atlantic Ocean, 1942) was named for George Clymer.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Longstreet (built 1942 at Houston, Texas; wrecked 1943, used as target until 1970, sunk 1996 in Cape Cod Bay) was named for James Longstreet.
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