USS John Penn (APA-23) was a John Penn-class attack transport that served with the US Navy during World War II. Named after John Penn, a signatory to the American Declaration of Independence, she was the only ship in her class.
The ship was initially launched as Excambion in 1931 by the New York Shipbuilding Company of Camden, New Jersey as one of American Export Lines's original "Four Aces." She was acquired by the Navy 8 January 1942; and commissioned 6 April 1942, Captain Harry W. Need in command.
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“They have a right to censure that have a heart to help: the rest is cruelty, not justice.”
—William Penn (16441718)
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And at the third question thou must not shrink,
But tell me here truly what I do think.”
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