From The Archives – Eddie Grant

Launched at Baltimore June 12th, 1943.The SS Edward L. Grant was a standard Liberty Ship launched on June 12, 1943.  Named after the Giants infielder who was the first Major League Baseball player to die in a war (95 years ago today), the ship was part of the second series of convoys traveling  to Murmansk, Russia to help supply the Russians during the Second World War.

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