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Liberty Ships of World War II : a Record of the 2,710 Vessels and Their Builders, Operators and Namesakes, with a History of the Jeremiah O'Brien

Author: Greg H Williams
Publisher: McFarland, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of Liberty ships and the Emergency Shipbuilding Program during World War II and, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Williams, Greg H.
Liberty Ships of World War II.
McFarland 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Greg H Williams
ISBN: 9781476617541 1476617546 1306958571 9781306958578
OCLC Number: 883892069
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Liberty Ship builders --
The beginning: the British contract and six companies --
Building the Liberty Ships --
Liberty Ship construction by shipyard --
Liberty Ship operation and the general agents --
The Liberty Ship Jeremiah O'Brien --
Post-war restoration and voyages of the Jeremiah O'Brien --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Greg H. Williams.

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This is the story of Liberty ships and the Emergency Shipbuilding Program during World War II and, 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 Ship.

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