Look up Deedy in Websters Dictionary and you will see the following definition - \Deed"y\, a. Industrious; active. [R.] --Cowper. But to me Deedy is simply my last name and not a very common one at that. My Father always said "find yourself in a strange city? Open a phone book, find a Deedy and give them a call - chances are they are a relative." So, for all the Deedy's out there hello and welcome.

Liberty Ship Lawrence T. Sullivan

My Great-uncle Lawrence T. Sullivan was serving on a merchant marine vessel in 1942 when it was struck by a German U-boat and he was lost at sea. In 1945 a Liberty ship was dedicated in his honor. For the dedication his Mother, surviving 8 siblings and their families and friends gathered for the ceremony. The picture below (click to view larger) was taken at the shipyard and I have numbered the group (36 people) and with the help of various family members managed to put names next to most of the numbers.

I am hoping someone visiting the blog might be able to help fill-in the missing names (or provide corrections if needed) and finish identifying everyone in the photo.For those curious about the fate of the Liberty ship named after Lawrence T. Sullivan - it was scraped in 1971 - see image below for its history (click to view larger).


3 Responses to “Liberty Ship Lawrence T. Sullivan”

  1. # Anonymous Larry Sullivan

    Hi, my name is Lawrence T. Sullivan and I am Jacky's son. I was given articles and documentation of the Vessel LTS. If you are interested in these please let me know. They are only collecting dust now.  

  2. # Anonymous Jane Deedy

    Hi Larry,

    I would love to get copies of whatever articles, photos, or any other family history info you may have. Can you email me at I can send you my address. Also, can you confirm that #27 in the group photo is indeed Jacky Sullivan? I had two different sources identify him, but a couple of others were not sure. The hat might be throwing people off.  

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