During World War II eighteen American shipyards created 2751 Liberty Ships. Portland’s Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard in St. Johns built 322 of them, and the last one, the SS Peter Moran, launched on January 28, 1944.
The Oregonian reported the next day:
The last Liberty was the Peter Moran, named for a Seattle shipbuilder and christened by Mrs. Elmer Comstock, Salem. Wife of a swing shift shopfitter, whose name was drawn at a yard lottery a week ago.