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Ships for victory : a history of shipbuilding under the U.S. Maritime Commission in World War II

Author: Frederic Chapin Lane; United States. Maritime Commission.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Johns Hopkins paperbacks edView all editions and formats
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A chronicle of America's intensive shipbuilding programme during World War II, this explores the development of revolutionary construction methods and the recruitment, training, housing and union activities of the workers.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lane, Frederic Chapin, 1900-
Ships for victory.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606587040
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederic Chapin Lane; United States. Maritime Commission.
ISBN: 0801867525 9780801867521
OCLC Number: 45799004
Notes: "Originally published by Johns Hopkins Press, 1951"--Title page verso.
Description: xxviii, 881 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The Commission and the Shipbuilding Industry --
A General View of Wartime Shipbuilding --
The Maritime Commission Before the War --
The Long-Range Program --
Standard Types of Cargo Vessels --
The Shipyards of the Country in 1940 --
Emergency Shipbuilding Before the Declaration of War --
The Inception of the Emergency Program --
Selecting the Sites and Managers --
The Second Wave of Expansion --
The Third Wave --
Popularizing the Program --
Design and Initial Procurement for the Liberty Ship --
The Basic Design Decision and the Working Plans --
Modifications in Design --
Purchasing Through a Central Agent --
The Break with Gibbs and Cox --
Contracts with Shipbuilders and Their Supervision --
Lump-Sum Contracts --
Facilities Contracts --
Manhour Contracts --
Price-Minus Contracts --
The Commission's Supervisory Staff --
Expansion and Reorganization After Pearl Harbor --
The Fourth Wave of Expansion --
The Fifth and Final Wave --
Politics and Administrative Methods in the Selection of Shipyard Sites --
The Commission Under the War Powers --
Decentralization of Supervision --
Excess Capacity and the Cancellation of the Higgins Contract --
The Inclusion of Military Types and the Signs of Over-expansion --
Plans and Progress at the Higgins Yard --
The Decision to Cancel --
Inquest Post-Mortem --
Speed and Productivity in Multiple Production --
Standardization and Subassembly --
The Plans of the New Shipyards --
Assembly-Line Methods --
The Productivity of Labor --
Building the Labor Force --
Job Breakdown and Union Rules.
Responsibility: by Frederic C. Lane ; with the collaboration of Blanche D. Coll, Gerald J. Fischer, David B. Tyler ; charts by Joseph T. Reynolds ; with a new preface by Arthur Donovan.
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A chronicle of America's intensive shipbuilding programme during World War II, this explores the development of revolutionary construction methods and the recruitment, training, housing and union activities of the workers.

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