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This book details the Liberty ships and the Emergency Shipbuilding Program during World War II. For the first time, comprehensive information is provided about the builders, the namesakes, and the operators under one cover.

Author: Greg H. Williams

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476617541

Category: Transportation

Page: 372

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This book details the Liberty ships and the Emergency Shipbuilding Program during World War II. For the first time, comprehensive information is provided about the builders, the namesakes, and the operators under one cover. Included is a list of all 2,710 Liberty ships delivered by U.S. shipyards, giving each ship’s namesake and detailed descriptions of the companies that built the ships and the steamship companies that operated them during the war. This book also details the formation of two shipyards in South Portland, Maine, the Todd-Bath Iron Shipbuilding Co. and the South Portland Shipbuilding Corp. South Portland’s shady operations were investigated by the U.S. Congress and resulted in the merger of both companies into the New England Shipbuilding Corporation in April 1943. Also featured is the Jeremiah O’Brien. Built by New England Ship in 1943 and one of only two operational Liberty ships left in the world, its service history and crew information are given along with its postwar restoration and return to Normandy in 1994.
2014-07-15 By Greg H. Williams

The 2,710 Liberty ships placed into service between 1941 and 1945 provided a vital link in the supply chain not only of US but also Allied forces during WWII.

Author: David Doyle

Publisher: Schiffer Military History

ISBN: 0764359592

Category: History

Page: 128

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Although not a weapon in the traditional sense of the word, arguably no item in the Allied arsenal contributed as much to the defeat of the Axis during WWII as did the Liberty ships. The 2,710 Liberty ships placed into service between 1941 and 1945 provided a vital link in the supply chain not only of US but also Allied forces during WWII. Although the basic design itself was obsolete even before the first one slid down the builder's ways, it had the advantage of being relatively easy to produce, and simple to operate and maintain. Thus, the vessels were mass-produced by no fewer than eighteen shipyards. Building time, initially 244 days, dropped to forty-two days per ship, although as a publicity stunt the Robert E. Peary was launched four days and fifteen and a half hours after the keel was laid.
2020-05-28 By David Doyle

Author: Bill Lee

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:812796814

Category: Liberty ships

Page: 60

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2009 By Bill Lee

This richly illustrated work covers all 39 ships that served as U.S. Navy and Army hospital ships during World War II. Each ship's history is fully covered, concentrating on the ship's hospital service.

Author: Emory A. Massman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476609638

Category: Transportation

Page: 509

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The first U.S. hospital ship of World War II saw service in mid–1943. By war’s end, the fleet had carried nearly 17,000 sick and wounded home. This richly illustrated work covers all 39 ships that served as U.S. Navy and Army hospital ships during World War II. Each ship’s history is fully covered, concentrating on the ship’s hospital service. Information is presented on each ship’s personnel, the handling of patients, types of wounds and diseases encountered, and life aboard the ships. General layouts of the ships and technical data are also included. Biographies are provided on persons for whom ships were named.
2015-08-13 By Emory A. Massman

The most comprehensive study of America's shipbuilding industry during World War II.

Author: Frederic Chapin Lane

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801867525

Category: History

Page: 881

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The most comprehensive study of America's shipbuilding industry during World War II.
2001-09-21 By Frederic Chapin Lane

The two were on a fishing trip to the Eastern Shore. 1. PATRICK HENRY, 12–41, 241252, KIVU (1736–1799) governor of Virginia and Revolutionary War patriot.

Author: Greg H. Williams

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786479450

Category: Transportation

Page: 372

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This book details the Liberty ships and the Emergency Shipbuilding Program during World War II. For the first time, comprehensive information is provided about the builders, the namesakes, and the operators under one cover. Included is a list of all 2,710 Liberty ships delivered by U.S. shipyards, giving each ship's namesake and detailed descriptions of the companies that built the ships and the steamship companies that operated them during the war. This book also details the formation of two shipyards in South Portland, Maine, the Todd-Bath Iron Shipbuilding Co. and the South Portland Shipbuilding Corp. South Portland's shady operations were investigated by the U.S. Congress and resulted in the merger of both companies into the New England Shipbuilding Corporation in April 1943. Also featured is the Jeremiah O'Brien. Built by New England Ship in 1943 and one of only two operational Liberty ships left in the world, its service history and crew information are given along with its postwar restoration and return to Normandy in 1994.
2014-07-17 By Greg H. Williams

In the dark, frenzied years of World War II, the San Francisco Bay Area was the geographic center of a $6.3 billion West Coast shipbuilding industry.

Author: Nicholas Veronico

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738547174

Category: History

Page: 127

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In the dark, frenzied years of World War II, the San Francisco Bay Area was the geographic center of a $6.3 billion West Coast shipbuilding industry. Stretching from the Golden Gate to Vallejo to Sunnyvale, 14 Bay Area yards launched many of the ships that helped save the free world. Basalt Rock of Napa, Bethlehem Steel of San Francisco and Alameda, Hunters Point and Mare Island Naval Shipyards, Joshua Hendy Iron Works of Sunnyvale, Marinship of Sausalito, Permanente Metals in Richmond, and Western Pipe and Steel in South San Francisco are names that still conjure memories for many locals of one of the most impassioned war efforts in human history. Offering new opportunities for African Americans and women, recruiters searched the nation for workers who relocated here by the thousands. These motivated men and women delivered Liberty cargo ships like the SS Robert E. Peary, built in seven and a half days, a shipbuilding record that stands to this day.

Author: John Bunker

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015027331407

Category: Liberty ships

Page: 287

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1972 By John Bunker

Author: Leonard Arthur Sawyer

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035279947

Category: Cargo ships

Page: 223

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230534431

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Page: 70

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 69. Chapters: List of Liberty ships, List of Liberty ships (A-F), List of Liberty ships (G-Je), List of Liberty ships (Je-L), List of Liberty ships (M-R), List of Liberty ships (S-Z). Excerpt: This section of List of Liberty ships is a sortable list of Liberty ships-cargo ships built in the United States during World War II-with names beginning with A through F. See also: This section of List of Liberty ships is a sortable list of Liberty ships-cargo ships built in the United States during World War II-with names beginning with S through Z. See also: This section of List of Liberty ships is a sortable list of Liberty ships-cargo ships built in the United States during World War II-with names beginning with G through Je. See also: This section of List of Liberty ships is a sortable list of Liberty ships-cargo ships built in the United States during World War II-with names beginning with Je through L. This section of List of Liberty ships is a sortable list of Liberty ships-cargo ships built in the United States during World War II-with names beginning with M through R. See also: This is a list of Liberty ships, a type of mass-produced cargo ships built to inexpensively meet the United States' World War II maritime transport needs. Because of the large number of entries, the list has been divided into five sections by the first letter of the ship's name: Note: These are sortable lists, which also allows ships to be looked up by Hull number.
2013-09 By Source Wikipedia

Liberty Ships were built as an emergency response to a critical shortage of cargo ships at the start of World War II . when enemy submarines were sinking ...

Author: Harry A. Butowsky

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002931952S

Category: Historic ships

Page: 700

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'Unsung Sailors' is a long-overdue tribute to the thousands of gallant Americans who served in the 'Other Navy' of World War II.

Author: Justin F. Gleichauf

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: WISC:89058643206

Category: History

Page: 432

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During World War II nearly 150,000 Americans served in the U.S. Naval Armed Guard protecting merchant ships and their precious cargoes around the globe, yet this branch of the Navy and its significant contributions to the war effort are little known to the public. As gunners, radio operators, signalmen, and medics assigned to some six thousand merchant ships, the guardsmen helped get desperately needed supplies to their destinations. Often working under horrendous conditions, they frequently engaged the enemy in the U-boat-infested Atlantic, on the deadly Murmansk Run, and in the Mediterranean Pacific, and Indian oceans. To tell their story Justin Gleichauf spent five years gathering material and interviewing more than one hundred Naval Armed Guard veterans. This dramatic narrative history draws heavily on their interviews, and the veterans' lively accounts are supported by an authoritative analysis of their activities. The result is a complete picture of life aboard an astounding variety of vessels, including the famed liberty ships, and a moving tribute to the wartime service of these so-called stepchildren of the U.S. Navy.

As WW II progressed , some of the ships were modified to transport troops to and from the war zones . Some Liberty Ships were attached to the U.S. Navy : On ...

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ISBN: MINN:30000004131839

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 90

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Liberty Ships Originally designed to meet wartime supply requirements and expedite victory, 2,695 Liberty ships, known as the “workhorses of World War II,” ...

Author: David T. Zabecki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135812423

Category: History

Page: 1550

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
2015-05-01 By David T. Zabecki

The shipyards grew from nearly nothing in 1939 to become industries employing thousands of men and women by 1945 and making a major contribution to the story of America in World War II.

Author: Gerald Sandvick

Publisher: Images of America

ISBN: 1467125814

Category: History

Page: 128

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World War II hinged on the Allies having enough ships to both fight the enemy and to carry millions of tons of war goods across the world's oceans. Shipyards on the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific Coasts built thousands of vessels, but America's sometimes forgotten Fourth Coast, the Great Lakes, built hundreds of ships as well. From 1940 to 1945, warships, cargo haulers, Coast Guard tenders, and fleet service auxiliaries of many types were launched from the two cities of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin, which lie at the far western end of Lake Superior. During the war, half a dozen shipyards in Duluth-Superior produced more than 200 vessels of 10 main types, up to 338 feet long and 5,000 tons, all having to make close to a 2,400-mile journey to the ocean. The shipyards grew from nearly nothing in 1939 to become industries employing thousands of men and women by 1945 and making a major contribution to the story of America in World War II.
2017-05-15 By Gerald Sandvick

The British ship Dorington Court of 1939 was the basis for the Liberty ship design, adapted for welded construction and with improved crew accommodation.

Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844573

Category: History

Page: 751

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• More than 450 A–Z entries • A comprehensive chronology • Numerous illustrations of individuals, weapons, and battles • Maps • A glossary of naval terms • A comprehensive bibliography, plus cross-references and suggestions for further reading at the end of each entry
2011-11-30 By Spencer Tucker

Notes the efforts of Project Liberty Ship, Inc. to restore the John W. Brown as a sailing monument. Posts contact information for the Baltimore, Maryland, based organization via mailing address and telephone number.

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ISBN: OCLC:494911731

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"Describes the role sailors played during World War II. Readers' choices reveal various historical details"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Elizabeth Raum

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781429647809

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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"Describes the role sailors played during World War II. Readers' choices reveal various historical details"--Provided by publisher.
2013 By Elizabeth Raum

Figure 20 Liberty ship The backbone of the British–American global war effort was merchant shipping, and the most important type was the Liberty ship.

Author: Evan Mawdsley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108496094

Category: History

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This is a revised and updated edition of Evan Mawdsley's acclaimed global history of World War II. Beginning with the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War, Evan Mawdsley shows how the war's origins lay in a conflict between the old international order and the new and traces its globalisation as it swept through Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The primary focus is on the war's military and strategic history, though also examines the political, economic, ideological and cultural factors which influenced the course of events. The war's consequences are examined too, not only in terms of the defeat of the Axis but also of the break-up of colonial empires and the beginning of the Cold War. Accessibly written and well-illustrated with maps and photographs, the book also includes insightful short studies of the figures, events and battles that shaped the war, as well as fully updated guides to further reading.
2020-05-31 By Evan Mawdsley

Author: L. A. Sawyer

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:841663642

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1973 By L. A. Sawyer

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