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The 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: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book details the formation of the Todd-Bath Iron Shipbuilding Co. and the South Portland Shipbuilding Corp., and the congressional investigation that resulted in the merger of both companies into the New England Shipbuilding Corporation in April, 1943. Also featured is the Jeremiah O'Brien, one of only two operational Liberty ships left in the world"--
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Genre/Form: History
Registers (Lists)
Registers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg H Williams
ISBN: 9780786479450 0786479450 9781476617541 1476617546
OCLC Number: 893609107
Description: v, 364 pages ; 26 cm
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.
Other Titles: History of the Jeremiah O'Brien
Responsibility: Greg H. Williams.

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"This book details the formation of the Todd-Bath Iron Shipbuilding Co. and the South Portland Shipbuilding Corp., and the congressional investigation that resulted in the merger of both companies into the New England Shipbuilding Corporation in April, 1943. Also featured is the Jeremiah O'Brien, one of only two operational Liberty ships left in the world"--

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"packed with information, much of it new.... A solid reference book and well worth its price"--Nautical Research Journal; "a superb overview of the subject, which leaves no detail out. Read more...

 
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