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The SS Benjamin Harrison was a Liberty Ship built during World War II to be used by the United States for war operations. The ship was named after the 23rd President of the United States. It was launched in January 1942 and, on its first mission which was delivering cargo in North Africa as part of the convoy UGS 6, the ship was torpedoed by a German submarine, suffering 3 casualties in the process. The vessel sunk on 16 March 1943.