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Ship Named After Justice Brandeis Will Be Launched Tomorrow at Baltimore Yards

February 19, 1943
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A 10,000-ton Liberty ship named after the late Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis will be launched here on Saturday at the Fairfax yards of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company, it was announced today. Mrs. Susan Brandeis Gilbert, daughter of Justice Brandeis, will perform the launching ceremony.

The ship, the Louis D. Brandeis, was named by President Roosevelt in compliance with a suggestion in a letter from a Bethlehem employee, who proposed that three ships be named for Brandeis, Judah P. Benjamin and Hyam Solomon. Benjamin was a famed supporter of the Confederacy; Solomon was a financial figure of note behind the American Revolution. The writer of the letter described himself as “a Scotchman.”

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