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Launching of 10,000 ton ships. The first of 90 sister ships to be built for the Maritime Commission slides off the dock into the Atlantic. Launched just one year from the time construction work started on the shipyards, this 10,000 ton vessel is of the "Virginia Dare" type. In the future these ships will slide down the runway at the rate of one per week. From laying of keel to launching takes only 90 days

Launching of 10,000 ton ships. The first of 90 sister ships to be buil...

Photo shows the launch of the liberty ship the USS Zebulon B. Vance on Dec. 6, 1941, by the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, in Wilmington, NC. (Source: C. Seavey, 2017) Actual size of negative is C (approx... More

Launching of 10,000 ton ships. The first of 90 sister ships to be built for the Maritime Commission slides off the dock into the Atlantic. Launched just one year from the time construction work started on the shipyards, this 10,000 ton vessel is of the "Virginia Dare" type. In the future these ships will slide down the runway at the rate of one per week. From laying of keel to launching takes only 90 days

Launching of 10,000 ton ships. The first of 90 sister ships to be buil...

Photo shows the launch of the liberty ship the USS Zebulon B. Vance on Dec. 6, 1941, by the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, in Wilmington, NC. (Source: C. Seavey, 2017) Actual size of negative is C (approx... More

Launching of 10,000 ton ships. The first of 90 sister ships to be built for the Maritime Commission slides off the dock into the Atlantic. Launched just one year from the time construction work started on the shipyards, this 10,000 ton vessel is of the "Virginia Dare" type. In the future these ships will slide down the runway at the rate of one per week. From laying of keel to launching takes only 90 days

Launching of 10,000 ton ships. The first of 90 sister ships to be buil...

Photo shows the launch of the liberty ship the USS Zebulon B. Vance on Dec. 6, 1941, by the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, in Wilmington, NC. (Source: C. Seavey, 2017) Actual size of negative is C (approx... More

Launching of 10,000 ton ships. The first of 90 sister ships to be built for the Maritime Commission slides off the dock into the Atlantic. Launched just one year from the time construction work started on the shipyards, this 10,000 ton vessel is of the "Virginia Dare" type. In the future these ships will slide down the runway at the rate of one per week. From laying of keel to launching takes only 90 days

Launching of 10,000 ton ships. The first of 90 sister ships to be buil...

Photo shows the launch of the liberty ship the USS Zebulon B. Vance on Dec. 6, 1941, by the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, in Wilmington, NC. (Source: C. Seavey, 2017) Actual size of negative is D (approx... More

Launching of 10,000 ton ships. The first of 90 sister ships to be built for the Maritime Commission slides off the dock into the Atlantic. Launched just one year from the time construction work started on the shipyards, this 10,000 ton vessel is of the "Virginia Dare" type. In the future these ships will slide down the runway at the rate of one per week. From laying of keel to launching takes only 90 days

Launching of 10,000 ton ships. The first of 90 sister ships to be buil...

Photo shows the launch of the liberty ship the USS Zebulon B. Vance on Dec. 6, 1941, by the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, in Wilmington, NC. (Source: C. Seavey, 2017) Actual size of negative is C (approx... More

Shipbuilding. "Liberty" ships. These are rolled plates for the shaft tunnel of one of Uncle Sam's new "Liberty Ships," under construction at a large Eastern shipyard. All parts are prefabricated in this large Eastern plant which formerly turned out freight cars. The completed sections are then carried six miles to the ways on flatcars. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc., Baltimore, Maryland

Shipbuilding. "Liberty" ships. These are rolled plates for the shaft t...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... More

California Shipbuilding Corporation, Wilmington, California. Row of Liberty ships in various stages of completion

California Shipbuilding Corporation, Wilmington, California. Row of Li...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

"DEMOCRACY IN ACTION NO.III"

"DEMOCRACY IN ACTION NO.III"

Liberty Ships named in honor of George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington, and Frederick Douglass. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston

California Shipbuilding Corporation, Wilmington, California. Rolls of cable at the fitting out pier awaiting installation in Liberty ships

California Shipbuilding Corporation, Wilmington, California. Rolls of ...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Sturdy cargo ships fill the sea lanes leading to all fronts, bearing guns, tanks, and planes for the United Nations. The Liberty ships are visible in this section of the convoy

Sturdy cargo ships fill the sea lanes leading to all fronts, bearing g...

Image source: U.S. Navy. Office of Public Relations. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More... More

"IN THE VANGUARD FOR DEMOCRACY!!"

"IN THE VANGUARD FOR DEMOCRACY!!"

Liberty Ships: S.S. Robert L. Vann, S.S. Robert S. Abbott, S.S. John H. Murphy - with caption. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston

California shipbuilding yards, Terminal Island, California. Building Liberty ships

California shipbuilding yards, Terminal Island, California. Building L...

Annotation on original negative jacket. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information ... More

California shipbuilding yards, Terminal Island, California. Building Liberty ships

California shipbuilding yards, Terminal Island, California. Building L...

Annotation on original negative jacket. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information ... More

Baseball players in war production. George Stovall, retired manager of the Cleveland Indians, does his bit at the California Ship Building Corporation where he helps build Liberty ships

Baseball players in war production. George Stovall, retired manager of...

Actual size of negative is D (approximately 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Divisi... More

Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. Tugs shifting Liberty ships

Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyards, Baltimore, Maryland. Tugs shifting Libe...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

California shipbuilding yards. Terminal Island, California. Building Liberty ships

California shipbuilding yards. Terminal Island, California. Building L...

Annotation on original negative jacket. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information ... More

California shipbuilding yards, Terminal Island, California. Building Liberty ships

California shipbuilding yards, Terminal Island, California. Building L...

Annotation on original negative jacket. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information ... More

Ägare:/1942-48/: Amerikanska staten. Hemort: Baltimore.

Ägare:/1942-48/: Amerikanska staten. Hemort: Baltimore.

Ägare:/1942-48/: Amerikanska staten. Hemort: Baltimore.

SS Jeremiah O'Brien., Bernard Spragg Photo

SS Jeremiah O'Brien., Bernard Spragg Photo

SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a Liberty ship built during World War II and named for American Revolutionary War ship captain Jeremiah O'Brien (1744–1818)...Now based in San Francisco, she is a rare survivor of the 6,9... More

Turret Ship

Turret Ship

This is a view of the turret ship ‘Grangesberg’ under construction by William Doxford & Sons, Pallion, c1903...Reference: DS.DOX/4/PH/3/2..Sunderland has a remarkable history of innovation in shipbuilding and m... More

Sea trials of the 'Empire Halley'

Sea trials of the 'Empire Halley'

Sea trials of the cargo ship ‘Empire Halley’, built by J.L. Thompson & Sons, North Sands, Sunderland, c1941. This style of vessel developed by the shipyard was the forebear of the Liberty ships built by the Uni... More

The wheelhouse on 'Nicola'

The wheelhouse on 'Nicola'

View of wheelhouse on ‘Nicola’ the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill at the Southwick shipyard, Sunderland (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/4/3732H)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line of... More

'Nicola's engine room

'Nicola's engine room

Inside the engine room on ‘Nicola’ the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/4/3732B)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line of standard ships designed by the Su... More

The crew's messroom on 'Nicola'

The crew's messroom on 'Nicola'

View of crew’s messroom on ‘Nicola’ the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill at the Southwick shipyard, Sunderland (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/4/3732R)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long li... More

'Nicola' getting a coat of paint

'Nicola' getting a coat of paint

View of ‘Nicola’ shortly before launch from the Southwick yard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, mid December 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/52047B). She's getting a coat of paint and you can now see her name...This set c... More

Wintry scene at the Southwick shipyard

Wintry scene at the Southwick shipyard

Winter scene as ‘Nicola’, nears completion, the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland, 11 December 1967 (TWAM ref. 3396/51969 A)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line... More

Inside the Doxford Engine Works Sub Assembly Shop

Inside the Doxford Engine Works Sub Assembly Shop

View of the Doxford Engine Works Sub Assembly Shop, Pallion, Sunderland, August 1954 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/6/11/9/6). Looking along the Northerly bay from East to West...Sunderland has a remarkable history of innov... More

'Nicola's stern frame in place

'Nicola's stern frame in place

Stern frame in place on ‘Nicola’, the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill, 20 November 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51857A)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line of standard ships ... More

Double bottoms near completion

Double bottoms near completion

Double bottoms near completion of ‘Nicola’, the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill, 23 October 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51703B)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long line of standa... More

Double bottoms of the first SD14

Double bottoms of the first SD14

View of the double bottoms of ‘Nicola’, the first SD14 to be built by Austin & Pickersgill, Southwick Yard, 16 October 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51644A)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, the first in a long li... More

Aerial view of 'Nicola' under construction

Aerial view of 'Nicola' under construction

Aerial photograph of the Southwick Yard of Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, showing vessels under construction, including the ‘Nicola’, 11 October 1967 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/51618E)...This set celebrates the ‘Nicola’, t... More

Shipyard workers at Bartram & Sons, Sunderland

Shipyard workers at Bartram & Sons, Sunderland

Fabricating a bow section at the shipyard of Bartram & Sons Ltd, Sunderland, November 1956 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/16664D)...Sunderland has a remarkable history of innovation in shipbuilding and marine engineering.... More

Welding a bedplate at the Doxford Engine Works

Welding a bedplate at the Doxford Engine Works

View inside the Doxford Engine Works Fabricating Department, Pallion, Sunderland, August 1954 (TWAM ref. DS.DOX/6/11/9/10). The image shows workers welding the bedplate of a six cylinder marine engine...Sunderl... More

SS Harrison Gray Otis underway 1943

SS Harrison Gray Otis underway 1943

Aerial starboard side view of the American Liberty ship SS Harrison Gray Otis. She was commissioned on 17 January 1943 and was heavily damaged by an Italian limpet mine off Gibraltar on 4 August 1943. Two of th... More

Starr King (AWM 128144)

Starr King (AWM 128144)

AWM Caption: United States of America Liberty Ship 'Starr King' sinks off Port Macquarie, NSW after being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. During the six months after 18 January 1943, Japanese attacked 21 All... More

Another Convoy Goes Through To N Africa. 14 April 1943, Algiers, Amongst a Recent Convoy Was An American Liberty Ship. She Had a Royal Navy Escort Plus An Allied Aerial Escort. A16335

Another Convoy Goes Through To N Africa. 14 April 1943, Algiers, Among...

Another Convoy Goes Through To N Africa. 14 April 1943, Algiers, Amongst a Recent Convoy Was An American Liberty Ship. She Had a Royal Navy Escort Plus An Allied Aerial Escort. The guns under the white Ensign, ... More

Shipbuilding in the Kaiser Shipyards in the USA during the Second World War A12090

Shipbuilding in the Kaiser Shipyards in the USA during the Second Worl...

Shipbuilding in the Kaiser Shipyards in the USA during the Second World War Transfer of after peak section of a Liberty ship under construction at Richmond Shipyard Number Two of the Richmond Shipbuilding Corp... More

SS John Burke

SS John Burke

John Burke on May 10th 1944 at position 50°50'N 130°127'W north west of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Owned by U.S.Department of Commerce and operated by Northland Transportation Co.under WSA Serv... More

U.S. Navy Shipyards, WWII - Lot-3452-2 (26786338701)

U.S. Navy Shipyards, WWII - Lot-3452-2 (26786338701)

Lot-3452-2: Biography of a Liberty Ship. The keel is laid for one of the new EC-2 Emergency cargo ships at an eastern shipyard. These ships, popularly known as “Liberty Ships” are scheduled for production du... More

"Capt. Clifton Lastic, Master of Liberty Ship (SS) Bert Williams chats with Joe Curran, President of N.M.U. (National Ma - NARA - 542397

"Capt. Clifton Lastic, Master of Liberty Ship (SS) Bert Williams chats...

Scope and content: The SS Bert Williams is named for an African-American comedian.

"DEMOCRACY IN ACTION^" - NARA - 535671

"DEMOCRACY IN ACTION^" - NARA - 535671

Scope and content: Booker T. Washington Liberty Ship.

"IN THE VANGUARD FOR DEMOCRACY^" - NARA - 535659

"IN THE VANGUARD FOR DEMOCRACY^" - NARA - 535659

Scope and content: Liberty Ships: S.S. Robert L. Vann, S.S. Robert S. Abbott, S.S. John H. Murphy - with caption.

"THE GREATEST INSURANCE OF ALL" - NARA - 535661

"THE GREATEST INSURANCE OF ALL" - NARA - 535661

Scope and content: Liberty ship named for John Merrick - with caption.

USS Philadelphia (CL-41) in New York Harbor, 26 April 1943 (80-G-63791)

USS Philadelphia (CL-41) in New York Harbor, 26 April 1943 (80-G-63791...

The U.S. Navy light cruiser USS Philadelphia (CL-41) in New York Harbor (USA), 26 April 1943. A Liberty ship is in the background, with a crated deck cargo.

Christening of the Liberty Ship S. S. Carole Lombard 1944

Christening of the Liberty Ship S. S. Carole Lombard 1944

Photo of the christening of the Liberty Ship S. S. Carole Lombard on January 15, 1944; this was one day short of the second anniversary of Lombard's death in a plane crash while on a publicity tour to promote t... More

Face detail, Liberty Ship scaler HD-SN-99-02466 (cropped)

Face detail, Liberty Ship scaler HD-SN-99-02466 (cropped)

Miss Eastine Cowner, a former waitress, is helping in her job as a scaler to construct the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver

Liberty Ship scaler HD-SN-99-02466 (cropped)

Liberty Ship scaler HD-SN-99-02466 (cropped)

Miss Eastine Cowner, a former waitress, is helping in her job as a scaler to construct the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver

Liberty Ship scaler HD-SN-99-02466

Liberty Ship scaler HD-SN-99-02466

Miss Eastine Cowner, a former waitress, is helping in her job as a scaler to construct the Liberty ship SS George Washington Carver

Badsworth Liberty

Badsworth Liberty

HMS Badsworth on April 14, 1943 escorting a Liberty-ship en route to North Africa.

First US ship enters Antwerp

First US ship enters Antwerp

First Allied convoy enters Antwerp. The SS SAMHOPE, first US ship of the convoy, steaming up the Scheldt.