The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
SS Rebecca Lukens
The SS Rebecca Lukens was one of the famous Liberty Ships used during World War II. Although British in conception, the U.S. adapted the simple, low cost design for the War. Mass produced on an unprecedented scale, it came to symbolize U.S. wartime industrial production. Eighteen American shipyards built 2,710 Liberty Ships between 1941 and 1945, easily the largest number of ships produced to a single design. In 2015, only two Liberty Ships remain as operational museum ships. The Rebecca Lukens was scrapped in 1970.

  • Type: Cargo Ship 
  • Length: 441 ft 
  • Displacement: 14,474 tons
  • Beam: 57 ft 
  • Launched: March 4, 1944