SS Benjamin Harrison

The SS Benjamin Harrison (Hull Number 25) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Benjamin Harrison, the twenty-third President of the United States.

The ship was laid down on 27 September 1941, then launched on 24 January 1942. She was loaded with stores for Allied forces in North Africa and sailed from Hampton Roads on 4 March 1943 with convoy UGS 6. She was torpedoed by U-172 during the only successful wolf pack attack on the trans-Atlantic UG convoys. Three of her crew perished, and she was scuttled on 16 March 1943.

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