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The SS Henry R. Schoolcraft was a Liberty Ship built during World War II. Named in the honor of the American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, the ship was laid down by Permanente Metals Corporation in December 1943 and launched later that month. The vessel operated under the control of the Army Transportation Service until 1947 when it was sold to an unknown private party. The ship was wrecked and scrapped in 1967.