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Luzerne

 

County in east‑central Pennsylvania named for Chevalier de la Luzerne, the French Minister to the United States during the Anglo‑American peace negotiations of June 1781.

 

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The name Luzerne was assigned to APA‑243 (ex‑MCV‑867) on 26 April 1945, but the Maritime Commission contract with Oregon Shipbuilding Corp., Portland, Oreg., was canceled 27 August prior to launching.