This Date in Wells Fargo History Daily: This Date in History news feed. en-US Copyright 2014, Wells Fargo. All rights reserved. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 history 360 This Date in Wells Fargo History September 17, 1943. The <i>S.S. Henry Wells</i> slid down the ways at the Permanente Metals Corporation shipyard in Richmond, California, joining the large fleet of "Liberty Ships" used to supply Allied troops. American workers built vessels in record time during wartime - including the <i>Henry Wells</i> - just 26 days from keel-laying to launch.

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