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

   The World War II Liberty ship SS Albert Gallatin (built 1941 at Terminal Island, Los Angeles, California; torpedoed and sunk 1944 in the Arabian Sea) was named for Albert Gallatin.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Pierce Butler (built 1942 at Baltimore Maryland; torpedoed and lost 1942 in the Indian Ocean) was named for Pierce Butler.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Manasseh Cutler (built 1943 at Portland Oregon; torpedoed and lost 1943 in the Gulf of Aden) was named for Manasseh Cutler.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry C. Wallace (built 1943 at Terminal Island, California; sold and renamed SS California Sun; after explosion and fire, sank in Indian Ocean, 1967) was originally named for Henry Cantwell Wallace.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George C. Childress (built 1943 at Houston, Texas; sold and renamed SS K. Hadjipateras; sunk during a storm in the Bay of Bengal, 1967) was originally named for George C. Childress.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry Knox (built 1941-42 at Terminal Island, California; torpedoed and lost in the Indian Ocean, 1943) was named for Henry Knox.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Drayton (built 1942 at Wilmington, North Carolina; torpedoed and lost in the Indian Ocean, 1943) was named for John Drayton.
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