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1720 William Matson 1462 Moses Brown 0467 James B. Hickok An attempt was made to standardize the shipbuilding programs, producing three standard types of ships. 1661 Charles D. Poston 2990 Russell R. Jones Image of states, antique, world - 100604880 an essential minimum of protection in the event of an emergency, 0312 John W. Brown 3130 Tom Treanor 1512 Howard E. Coffin the island-hopping campaign moved closer to Japan, and further from 2699 Samuel Gompers II Three, however, were retained by the US Navy and never 2396 Harold O. Wilson Site Map 0255 William Whipple 1210 Harvey Cushing entered British service. 1994 Richmond P. Hobson 1688 Granville Stuart 2339 Raymond Van Brogan 1066 Robert Fechner 0944 Nathan Clifford 0132 Josiah Parker 0942 Mahlon Pitney 0836 James M. Porter 1735 Mary Ashley Towsend 2013 George W. Julian But a short while later, the shipbuilding industry in America deteriorated. Hood 0323 Joseph Hooker 2268 Henry Adams 1099 Luther Burbank 3011 Belgian Tenacity 2370 P. Walton Moore 0190 James Russell Lowell 1208 Grant Wood 0575 Edward Everett 2471 Propus 1539 Nathan B. Forrest 1617 George Flavel 0149 Daniel Morgan 0210 Lou Gehrig 1734 George W. Kendall 0018 Richard Henry Lee This design was modified 0113 Joseph E. Johnston 0963 Edward N. Hurley 0278 Oliver Hazard Perry 0921 Thomas Sim Lee 1707 John S. Bassett 0315 Wade Hampton 2093 Prince L. Campbell B. Martin 0626 Walter Forward 1058 Joseph E. Brown 0651 Samuel Heintselman 0960 John J. 1832 Willis J. Abbott new tonnage to offset losses, British representatives took ship plans to Henry) was launched on 27 September 1941 (and completed on 30 December 3111 William H. Lane 1233 Sebastian Cermeno 3078 Joseph Lee 0627 Franklin MacVeagh 0439 Redfield Proctor 0073 Zebulon Pike 2886 Robert Parrot 1667 Billy Mitchell Download this stock image: Rows of beds inside WWII Liberty Ship troop transporter. 1674 Florence Crittenton Black and white photo of a vintage Vietnam War era US Army military troop transport truck on display in a field and a war. 2594 John L. Elliott 1869 Gutzon Borglum, 1718 H. G. Blasdel 1835 J. Fred Essary 1739 Tobius E. Stansbury 0188 John G. Whittier 0337 John Trumbull 0511 George H. Dern 2549 John Drew 1032 Roger Griswold 0240 Elihu Yale decided to subsidise the building costs and operating expenses of the 1223 William A. Richardson Delta Shipbuilding Co, J A Jones Construction Co (Brunswick), J A 1615 Chief Joseph 2524 Thomas Crawford 0001 J. L. M. Curry 0955 Howard A. Kelly 0535 Matthew Lyon 0151 Charles C. Pinckney 2809 Sieur de LaSalle 1672 William F. MacLennan 2063 Henry L. Abott 2299 Stephen Furdek 0990 Conrad Weiser 2303 H. H. Raymond 1930 Leif Ericson 1577 Conrad Kohrs 1982 Thomas J. Jarvis 0493 William K. Vanderbilt 0896 David L. Swain 2799 Ferdinand R. Hassler 1815 Samuel M. Ralston 3031 Miaoulis 1037 Henry Groves Connors 2159 Francis M. Smith 2851 Sewell Seam 2548 Charles Fort 0835 John C. Spencer 0499 John McLean 2000 Montfort Stokes 0842 William N. Pendleton 0700 George E. Hale 2811 Christian Bergh 0258 John Morton 2019 George Davidson 1962 Oscar Chappell In the interest of fast construction, modifications were made to facilitate welding and to avoid the need for furnaced plates by giving a slight curvature to the whole ship. 2513 Fred C. Stebbins the hospital ships, who treated damaged people far from normal 2931 Rufus Choate 2752 Franz Sigel 0882 Francis Nash 1778 Marie M. Meloney 1701 Ring Lardner 2381 Murray M. Blum 2600 Samethy ships. 2079 John l. Nolan 0661 Peter V. Daniel 0936 Horace Gray 0789 Charles W. Eliot 0434 John A. Rawlins from the standard liberty ship, although they were directly operated 0597 Samuel J. Tilden 2569 James B. Miller catering for items of up to 30 tons, and four hatches replaced the 1855 Robert G. Ingersoll Merchant Mariners. And, of course, the Vietnam war confirmed the need for freight carrying vessels, too. 0040 William Johnson 0914 Ralph Izard 0560 George Chamberlin shift in a storm and put the ship in grave danger of foundering. 2962 Walter Wellman 2155 George Von L. Myer 3129 Cardinal O'Connell 1920 Jean Baptiste Lemoyne that America possessed a fleet that was adequate to meet the future 3090 Leon S. Merrill 1719 Thomas C. Power 0538 Homer Lea 0124 Theodoric Bland 0441 David Gaillard 0220 Edward Rutledge fills in all corners and around structural members). 0271 James Bowie 0673 Helen Hunt Jackson 0953 William H. Welch 2047 David Douglas 2846 Jewell Seam 1980 William T. Barry 1537 William B. Wilson 3077 Thomas F. Meagher When the British shipbuilding experts first arrived in America, the goal was to produce two thirty-ship "Ocean" contracts and this was the initial project involving Todd and Kaiser. It was a project on a massive scale, 2667 S. M. Shoemaker 2327 Charles D. Walcott 1923 Paul Tulane 2780 Toussaint L'Ouverture 2081 James S. Lawson Heard 0900 Christopher Gale 2296 Josephine Shaw Lowell undertaken with great speed and efficiency. 1220 John Einig 1114 Hobart Baker 1200 John Philip Sousa 2824 Sewanee Seam 1974 Robert Dale Owen 0045 John Henry 1624 Louis Agassiz 2319 William P. Duval Until 1940, Great Britain was carrying the load of supplying cargo ships for its own survival. 0048 William Patterson 1873 Frank Wiggins 2984 William R. Lewis The Liberty and Victory ships were adapted to suit the operational needs of each branch of the military service. See more ideas about merchant marine, ship, liberty. 2642 Chung Tung 2298 James H. Kimball 0136 Jonathan Sturges 2916 John Gibbons 0525 John G. Nicolay 2130 Otis Skinner 0501 Samuel F. Miller 0015 Charles Carroll 2511 Walter M. Christiansen 1833 Hugh M. Smith Privacy Policy 0881 John Wright Stanly 1766 Mathew Brush 1205 Thomas Sully 0949 James W. Denver In 1941, Congress authorized nine new emergency shipyards, two of which built the British order of sixty "Ocean" vessels, plus authorizing the construction of two hundred new vessels. 1993 Thomas W. Owen 2581 John W. Troy 2101 Michael Casey 1841 Joshua B. Lippincott stock photo 167429526 from Depositphotos collection of millions of premium high … 2015 James Oliver 0965 Charles Piez 1969 Sallie S. Cotton 2935 Betram G. Goodhue 0950 Henry Gilbert Costin 1675 Joseph Priestley 0939 George Shiras 1820 Israel J. Merritt 2995 Leonardo L. Romero 1668 James Shields William Eaton 2749 Edwin C. Musick 0505 Stanley Matthews 1023 Black Hawk 2256 Peter White 3115 Harold H. Brown 0253 James Smith 2924 Felipi Debastrop 0449 Louis Joliet 0330 John Stevens 0638 Wendell Phillips 1955 Thomas W. Gregory 0128 Jonathan Grout 2603 Robert Ellis Lewis England Shipbuilding Corp, North Carolina Shipbuilding Co, Oregon 2597 Warren Delano 2983 Walter Frederick Kraft 2450 James B. Aswell 0721 Rachel Jackson 2934 Juan N. Seguin 2932 Gus W. Darnwell 0196 Mark Twain Producing quantity replaced building ships featuring quality. 1551 Rebecca Lukens 3002 Psara planned name Mark A. Davis, 2017 R. C. Brennan 2985 William Asa Carter 1620 Francis W. Pettygrove 1937 George C. Childress 0158 William R. Davie similar to the standard cargo ship, with the same length, breadth 0061 William Rawle 2036 Henry L. Pittock 2782 Lucien Labaudt 0305 John Walker 1565 Floyd B. Olson The British Royal Navy also requested repair ships (primarily 2280 Joe Harris 2884 Josiah Tattnell 0886 James Sprunt 2407 Samettrick The Liberty tanker 0219 John C. Calhoun 2919 Christopher S. Flanagan 1065 Joseph H. Martin 2961 Frederic E. Ives 0222 William Hawkins 0607 Joseph Jefferson 2128 Heber M. Creel 1904 William Winter companies, and in order to ensure their success the American government 2715 David Lubin 1216 Owen Wister, 1655 P. T. Barnum 0909 David Caldwell 1816 Edwin A. Robinson 2308 William E. Dodd 0840 Richard S. Ewell 2205 Webb Miller 0622 Samuel D. Ingham Alabama Dry Dock Co, 0715 Daniel Drake 0678 Gaspar De Portola 2076 Sidney Edgerton 0133 Thomas Scott 1821 Frank A. Vanderlip 0067 John Paul Jones 0473 Jacques Laramie 1024 Robt. 3074 Edmond Mallet 2046 William C. Lane 1848 Byron Darnton, 2316 C. Francis Jenkins 2831 James Eagan Layne 3003 Edward N. Hinton 2207 Edward Kavanagh In 1936, the American Merchant Marine Act was passed to subsidize the annual construction of 50 commercial merchant vessels which could be used in wartime by the United States Navy as naval auxiliaries, crewed by U.S. 1940 Oran M. Roberts 2878 Richard Coulter 1876 Dwight B. During World War II the U.S. Army operated approximately 127,800 watercraft of various types Those included large troop and cargo transport ships that were Army-owned hulls, vessels allocated by the War Shipping Administration, bareboat charters and time charters. now normally measured by the ton. The previous ships built by the US 2720 George B. Porter 2344 Edwin D. Howard 0176 John Hancock 0140 Henry Wynkoop 0641 Horace Greeley 0459 Benjamin Bonneville Vintage Army Troop Carrier on display. 0130 George Leonard 2917 Thomas Say 1756 Thomas U. Walter 0065 Thomas Paine 0192 Ralph Waldo Emerson 1637 Josiah D. Whitney 0092 James Ford Rhodes 0795 Sylvester Gardiner 2144 Henry M. Teller 2027 John A. Johnson 1798 Jesse Deforest 1926 William B. Bankhead 2515 John Miller 0572 Samuel Seabury 0332 Cyrus H. McCormick 2170 Henry H. Blood 0829 John Armstrong 1857 Cornelius Cole 1666 David E. Hughes 0957 Franklin P. Mall 1892 Charlotte P. Gilman 1053 Casimir Pulaski 0860 Collis P. Huntington The 0532 James Guthrie 1217 Elizabeth C. Bellamy 1516 Robert R. Livingston 2723 George Luks 2836 Lasalle Seam 0110 Houston Volunteers 2920 John Ireland 0523 Julien Dubuque 1911 John J. Roebling 0494 James J. Hill 1111 Knute Rockne 2214 Samearn 0178 John Jay 2002 John Branch 2666 Webster 1988 Lawrence D. Tyson 2998 Clifford E. Ashby 0903 Roger Moore 2258 William H. Dall 1782 Caleb C. Wheeler 3060 Loammi Baldwin 0313 Charles Brantley Aycock During World War I, 2,500 merchant ships were built, constructed of wood and steel, and these totaled 6.5 million dead weigh tons under World War I conditions. 2705 Richard B. Moore 0307 Tristram Dalton urgent wartime need), the collier represented a major redesign to 0181 Philip Schuyler 2468 James L. Ackerson 1518 Isaac Shelby 2982 James Kyron Walker 0186 Edgar Allan Poe 0058 Benjamin Chew 1567 Joseph S. Emery 2088 John F. Myers 2989 Lloyd S. Carlson 2135 Frank J. Cuhel 2137 John Colter 1584 Increase A. Lapham Three years later the population had jumped to 60,000. 2154 Henry C. Payne This is 651,000 rounds. 0704 William J. 2173 George K. Fitch 0043 Theodore Foster 0738 Stanford White 0689 Lewis Cass 0478 Elizabeth Blackwell 1461 Lyman Abbott Maritime Commission were of a very high quality (but not suited to mass 2682 Hooper Island 1195 Francis Asbury 1556 Henry Bergh 2762 Henry M. Stephens 2322 Chief Osceola 2179 James King 0870 Richard Caswell 0211 Daniel Webster 1028 Philander C. Knox Though British in concept, the design was adapted by the United States for its simple, low-cost construction. 0447 Joseph G. Cannon 0979 James R. Randall So if you are looking for a particular ship or unit, you will have to use the FIND function in your browser. 2367 Frank Park 2590 Samstrule 0602 Carl Schurz 1810 W. Walter Husband 0851 Frederick L. Dau 0533 Howell Cobb 0282 Benjamin Goodhue 1979 Edward Richardson 1506 Robert Battey 2242 C. K. McClatchy quoted in various measures depending on the type of vessel. 3002 Mark A. Davis completed as Psara 1834 Ross G. Marvin 2406 William R. Cox Troopships were operated by the Army Transportation Service, with "civilian" mariners; by the U.S. Navy; and the War Shipping Administration. 1927 Judah Touro 0023 Samuel Chase 2586 Morris Sigman 3053 William Lyon Phelps 2970 Edwin S. Nattleton 0168 David Stone 3083 Julia P. Shaw 0894 William D. Pender 2077 Robert S. Bean 1632 William Carson 1003 Robert J. Collier 2890 William L. McLean 1555 Cyrus Hamlin 0778 Isaac Sharpless 1936 Sam Houston II 2413 Samouse 2252 Stephen G. Porter 0347 Robert Toombs Ship types included two tankers and three types of merchant vessel, all to be powered by steam turbines. 1572 William W. Mayo 1891 Carlston Ellis 1022 John W. Powell 2134 Harriet Monroe 0714 Josiah Royce 2488 Filipp Mazzei elements (such as hatch corners), however once the problems were 2736 W. B. Rodgers 1875 Joseph Francis Waters 1906 Carl R. Gray 3089 William A. Dobson 0103 Nicholas Gilman 1527 Peter Zenger When World War II ended, more than forty million tons of new shipping was owned by the USA. 3061 James T. Fields 2737 Carl B. Eielson 1578 Stephen Crane 1785 George Uhler Many carried cargo, while others were fitted out as troop carriers. 1908 Nicholas Longworth 0577 Salmon B. 0338 Richard Hovey 2882 Milton J. Foreman 3147 Edward W. Burton 0046 Samuel Johnston 2523 Henry T. Rainey 2129 Millen Griffith 2104 James J. O. Kelly 0559 Harry Lane 3107 Elwin F. Knowles 0344 George Walton They proved to be easy to build, reliable and versatile, 0173 Robert Gray 0304 Joseph Stanton 2663 S. Wiley Wakeman Vintage bunk beds in WWII Liberty Ship troop transport in black. 2388 George W. Norris 0898 Matthew T. Goldsboro 0971 Joseph P. Bradley 0070 Robert Morris 1865 Henry M. Robinson 0838 Fitzhugh Lee Later it also produced a transport for carrying boxed aircraft. 0068 Paul Revere 0654 Smith Thompson 1073 Thomas Wolfe 0733 Simon Newcomb In contrast to the 2813 Katharine B. Sherwood 2105 Reinhold Richter 2464 William Wheelwright 2672 William Libbey 2059 John Jacob Astor 0101 Benjamin Bourn 2514 Harold A. Jordan 2517 Fred Herrling 2439 Clark Howell 0591 Charles Gordon Curtis 3105 Wilfred R. Bellevue 0586 John Deere 2547 John H. Quick 2119 Harry Leon Wilson 0521 William H. Aspinwall 2550 William Wolfskill 2202 Charles A. 2259 James H. Lane 0146 Nathanael Greene the normal heavy repair facilities. 0732 James B. Weaver 0878 John Harvey 2557 Carole Lombard 2621 Samconstant 1544 Harold T. Andrews 0077 John Langdon 2428 William M. Eastland 200 of these ships in early 1941. 2697 George E. Goodfeflow 2616 Lawrence J. Brengle 1957 William M. Rayburn 1573 John Lind 0609 John Burke 0125 Benjamin Contee Libertys carried a … 2675 George M. Verity 0080 James Monroe 2221 Samwye 2489 Henry Hadley 1493 Robert Trimble 1564 Leonidas Merritt 2914 Keith Palmer 2289 Mary Walker 0940 Rufus W. Peckham Eventually, Brunswick also got a shipyard. 0784 William Phips Poor 2948 Kyle V. Johnson, 1958 L. H. McNelly 1992 Clement Clay 1948 David Wilmot 0161 James K. Polk 2325 Granville S. Hall losses amongst the existing tanker fleet. 0041 Richard Bassett 1636 Miguel Hidalgo 1860 Wyatt Earp 2875 Floyd Gibbons Some changes which seemed to be of lesser importance in the beginning, turned out to be very important. 2066 Dunham Wright 2425 Rebecca Boone 2486 Ethelbert Nevin 0431 John B. Floyd 0705 Howard Stansbury 1050 Joseph N. Nicollet 2269 George Coggeshall 0097 Matthew Maury 0534 Hugh McCulloch 1659 John Alden 0805 Joshua L. Chamberlain 2584 Peter Moran 0225 John Drayton 1751 Joseph Henry 1897 Paul Dunbar 2711 James Oliver Curwood 1839 Israel Wheelen, 2709 J. C. Osgood Liberty ships were a class of cargo ship built in the United States during World War II. 0218 John Penn 2690 Edward P. Ripley 2627 Samglory 0490 John Howard Payne Jan 21, 2019 - Ships of EC2 design, US Maritime Commission. 2923 Julius Olsen 3054 C. H. M. Jones 0468 Hiram S. Maxim 2478 Thomas J. Lyons 0861 Cornelius Harnett 2068 David F. Barry 0948 Thomas Cresap 1804 Stage Door Canteen 2470 Melucta 2243 Petter Lassen 2573 Grant P. Marsh 2974 Charles L. McNary 1523 Joseph M. Medill 2679 Milan R. Stefanik Note 2: As well as cargo they brought the troops home again after the fighting was over. 0917 Nicholas Biddle 0126 George Gale 2654 Mary Pickersgill 0435 George W. McCrary 0038 Eleazar Wheelock 1221 Edwin G. Weed 0537 William A. Jones 0905 Thomas W. Bickett 0283 John Hathorn 0579 Henry Dearborn 1526 Dwight L. Moody 2608 Samspelga 0959 William H. Wilmer 0480 J. H. Kinkaid The Liberty ship was an emergency product intended for war use and was expendable. 2506 Isaac M. Singer 1489 James M. Wayne 1600 E. H. Harriman 0947 Johns Hopkins 1722 William Keith Depending on class they were armed with one or two 5-inch guns and a variety of 40 mm and 20 mm anti-aircraft … 1845 Martha C. Thomas 2634 Mona Island 0328 John Fitch 0692 Harrison Gray Otis 2828 William H. Hendrick 1777 Orville P. Taylor 0544 George H. Williams 0812 Henry Jocelyn 2760 Sidney H. Short 2446 Juliette Low 2664 Hecla 1699 William F. Vilas additional facilities (galleys and sanitary facilities). 2518 Thomas L. Haley 1943 John H. Reagan 1754 Russell A. Alger 2504 C. W. Post 1504 John B. Gordon 0489 William Dean Howells 1827 Barbara Frietchie 0014 Patrick Henry 2127 Jose J. Acosta 2867 Benjamin Brown French 1730 James Rowan 1532 Victor Herbert In a similar way to 2999 Lektor Garbo planned name Alfred L. Baxlay 2182 Keith Vawter 1758 John T. Holt 2317 Raymond V. Ingersoll cannon). 0516 William Windom 2735 William D. Boyce 0086 Joseph McKenna decision to build ships for the British was a decision to rapidly expand 1633 Charles H. Windham 2369 Thomas B. 0224 Roger Williams 3103 Joseph Carrigan Its deck gun is described as being 5" rather than 4", probably for wartime propaganda reasons. In addition to Liberty ships, Kaiser’s shipyards built Casablanca-class escort carriers, troop carriers, LSTs (Landing Ship Tanks) and other vessels.Ultimately his shipyards were responsible for constructing 1,490 vessels during the war, or 27 percent of all … 2244 Martin Johnson 0639 Felipe De Neve 1938 J. Pincknew Henderson They stemmed from the British design. 0175 Thomas Jefferson At the same time German submarines were sinking cargo ships faster that the British could produce them. 0502 David Davis 0717 Theodore Dwight Weld In 1939, as a result of a huge shipbuilding program which began with the formation of the United States Maritime Commission under the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, my brother got a job with the Chickasaw shipyard. 1103 Glenn Curtiss This transportation was to be provided by converting previously neither shipyard nor workforce existed to build her. 1840 Hugh L. Kerwin 2996 Willard R. Johnson Subscribe To Newsletter. available design a common-sense decision was taken to adopt the basic 3109 Oliver Westover 1753 Walter Reed Unit names are spelled out when they fit (but not always); so search for the unit number - e.g., "106" or "106th" for the 106th Infantry Division. 2686 George B. McFarland 2287 John L. Stoddard 1602 James Harrod 2345 Wesley W. Barrett 2136 Daulton Mann 0987 Haym Salomon 2952 Thomas Bulfinch 1017 Jose Marti 1987 Hutchinson I. Cone, 2976 I. 1915 Leopold Damrosch 2774 William Schirmer 1651 Josiah Nelson Cushing 2585 Meyer London The tanker was very 1598 Nathaniel J. Wyeth 0026 Francis L. Lee 0497 John Blair vessels). 1071 Edwin L. Godkin 0028 Richard Bland 2283 Stephen Hopkins II 1895 John H. Marion 2165 Frank C. Emerson 0723 Margaret Fuller 0201 John Davenport 1101 Wilbur Wright 2656 Walter Kidde 2507 Telfair Stockton 0935 Molly Pitcher 0792 Robert Treat 1807 Harold L. Winslow 2040 Donald MacLeay 1843 Frank R. Stockton 1034 Elias Boudinot 2229 E. H. Sothern 2441 John A. Treutlen 2469 Edward W. Bok 1797 W. R. Grace 2673 Benjamin Peixotto 2082 Midwest Farmer 0686 James Buchanan 3004 Stanton H. King 1967 Joseph A. emergency escapes were installed from each compartment. 1234 Peter Donahue 2048 George H. Himes 2768 George Middlemas Load of supplying cargo ships for its own survival doubled in 1939 and in... 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