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Photographs of the Christening of the SS John B. Gordon

Identifier: ahc.VIS309

Scope and Content

This collection contains images of the christening of the SS John B. Gordon. Included are photographs of individuals involved in the ceremony, including: Reverend G. Borthern Jones; McWhorter Milner; Annabell Allen; Miss Carl Wohlford; Frank Poole; Mrs. Charles I. Allan (spelled Allen in the captions on the photos); Mrs. Edwin L. Jones; and Ellen Beasley.


  • 1943 Nov. 16

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

Under a Martime Commission Contract, J.A. Jones Construction Company laid the keel for the SS John B. Gordon on September 6, 1943, in Brunswick, Georgia. The ship was allocated to T. J. Stevenson and Company, Inc. and was sponsored by Mrs. Charles I. Allan. It was named for John B. Gordon, a Confederate States Army general, United States Senator from Georgia, and 53rd Governor of Georgia. It was launched and christened on November 16, 1943, and served as a Liberty ship for the United States Navy during World War II. On September 15, 1959, the ship was sold to Bethlehem Steel for scrapping.


11 image(s) (11 black and white photographs)




VIS 309 was previously cataloged as JBG.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2018.
Photographs of the Christening of the SS John B. Gordon
In Process
Felicia D. Render
June 2018
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305