S. S. Rock Hill Victory Ship Christening Bottle and Album- Accession 1706
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Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of the christening bottle used during the launch of the Victory Ship the S. S. Rock Hill. Also included is a commemorative book containing photographs of the ship, the ship’s construction, and the christening ceremony. The book also contains vital statistics of the ship and information about the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards in Baltimore, Maryland. The S.S. Rock Hill Victory Ship was launched on April 6, 1945 at the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards in Baltimore, Maryland with the daughter of Rock Hill Mayor Erwin Carothers, Ann Carothers, serving as sponsor. The bottle in this collection was used by Ann Carothers to christen the ship the S. S. Rock Hill. The S. S. Rock Hill Victory like most Victory ships was a cargo ship produced during World War II. It had the MC Hull No. 647, was a Type VC2-S-AP2, was keeled on February 15, 1945, Launched on April 6, 1945, and Delivered on May 2, 1945.
The S. S. Rock Hill Victory Christening Bottle and Album was donated to the Louise Pettus Archives by the York County Library on August 8, 2019.
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "S. S. Rock Hill Victory Ship Christening Bottle and Album- Accession 1706". Finding Aid 1161.