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

   The World War II Liberty ship SS Abram S. Hewitt (built 1943-44 at Richmond, California; sold 1947 and renamed, ultimately as the Golfo di Trieste; sank 1964 in the South China Sea) was named for Abram S. Hewitt.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS James Swan (built 1944 at Savannah Georgia; sank 1952 in the Pacific Ocean) was named for James Swan.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Burke (built 1942 at Portland, Oregon; bombed by kamikazi and sank in the Sulu Sea, 1944) was named for John Burke.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George Walton (built 1942-43 at Savannah, Georgia; burned and sank in the North Pacific Ocean, 1951) was named for George Walton.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Howell Cobb (built 1943 at Richmond, California; scuttled as a breakwater in Cook Inlet, 1966) was named for Howell Cobb.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John F. Shafroth (built 1944 at Richmond, California; scuttled with obsolete ammunition in the North Pacific Ocean, 1964) was named for John F. Shafroth.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS Isaac Van Zandt (built 1944 at Houston, Texas; scuttled with obsolete ammunition in the North Pacific Ocean, 1966) was named for Isaac Van Zandt.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John Adams (built 1941-42 at Richmond, California; torpedoed and lost in the Coral Sea, 1942) was named for John Adams.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS George W. Norris (built 1944 at Brunswick, Georgia; wrecked and lost in the North Pacific Ocean, 1946) was named for George W. Norris.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John P. Gaines (built 1943 at Portland, Oregon; broke in two and sank in the North Pacific Ocean, 1943) was named for John Pollard Gaines.
   The World War II Liberty ship SS John A. Rawlins (built 1942 at Richmond, California; wrecked in a typhoon in the North Pacific Ocean, 1945) was named for John Aaron Rawlins.
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