80 years ago today - Aug 17, 1942

The 'SS Brigham Young' is launched as a Liberty Ship for transporting troops, prisoners, and freight. Christened by Lucy Gates Bowen (his granddaughter) in Los Angeles Harbor. On 22 May 1943 the 'SS Joseph Smith' is launched. The former survives World War II, but the latter sinks in heavy seas on 11 Jan. 1944.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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