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

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

by Greg H. Williams

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786479450
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/17/2014
Pages: 372
Sales rank: 705,167
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Greg H. Williams served four years in the Navy, including duty on the converted Liberty ship USS Granville S. Hall (YAG–40). He was one of 27 volunteer crewmen who made the entire five month voyage from San Francisco to Europe on the Jeremiah O’Brien in 1994 for the 50th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion. He lives near Noti, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Liberty Ship Builders 4

Part I The Beginning: The British Contract and Six Companies 5

Part II Building the Liberty Ships 14

Part III Liberty Ship Construction by Shipyard 42

Part IV Liberty Ship Operation and the General Agents 242

Part V The Liberty Ship Jeremiah O'Brien 286

Part VI Post-War Restoration and Voyages of the Jeremiah O'Brien 327

Glossary 341

Bibliography 345

Index 347

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