Here is a link to a website I used when searching for information on my father's Liberty Ship: https://www.wrecksite.eu/ . His ship caught fire on November 6, 1951 while in tow at West Cape Flattery, Washington. She was on route from Portland Oregon to Bombay, India.
In addition, I used this link www.usmm.org as a source in discovering the SS George Walton was named after one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. He was the signer from Georgia.
Good luck in your research.
Thank you so much, Jill,
I hadn't had luck with usmm.org, but have not seen the other site, so I greatly appreciate the information.
To help others trying to find similar information:
I was able to find some post WWII information about this ship on the Maritime Administration website: https://www.maritime.dot.gov/,which included who took over operation of the ship after the war
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Dear Ms. Stern,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Official Logbooks of Merchant Vessels, 1942 - 1989 in the Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26) that include logbooks of the SS Hutchinson I. Cone for voyages ending at the port of New York on 27 September 1945, in January 1946, and in October 1946. For access to these logbooks, please contact the National Archives at New York (RE-NY) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also located the Official Logbooks of Merchant Vessels for the Port of Baltimore, 1942 - 1982 in Record Group 26 that includes the Official Logbook of Merchant Vessel Hutchinson I. Cone for the voyage ending in October 1947. In addition, we located the Official Logbooks of Merchant Vessels, Port of Philadelphia, 1920 - 1980 in Record Group 26 that includes the Official Logbook of Merchant Vessel Hutchinson I. Cone for the voyage ending in July 1947 and in February 1948. For access to these logbooks, please contact the National Archives at Philadelphia (RE-PA) via email at email@example.com.
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We were unable to locate additional logbooks of the SS Hutchinson I. Cone after February 1948 until it was sold for scrap in 1962.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am good a sleuthing things out online, but am new to looking through this kind of database and archive. This is tremendously helpful. I appreciate this so much.