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SS Rebecca Lukens (MC contract 1551) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was the country's first Liberty ship named after a woman industrialist.[1] Dubbed "America's first female CEO of an industrial company" by Fortune Magazine, Rebecca Webb Pennock Lukens owned and managed the iron works which became Lukens Steel Company.[2]

The ship was laid down on January 7, 1944, then launched on March 4, 1944. She was scrapped in 1970.


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  2. Nulty, Peter; Patty de Llosa (April 4, 1994). "The National Business Hall of Fame". Fortune. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 

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