467 Ships of California Shipbuilding Corporation, Part 1.
Collection:
Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Object Type:
Prints, photographic
Title:
Three workers prepare launching ceremony for Ship 200.
Description:
The immense size of the ship is apparent as workers from California Shipbuilding Corporation prepare for the launching ceremony for Liberty Ship 200, S.S. BILLY MITCHELL.
Explanation of Details:
Liberty ships were built to carry troops or dry cargo freighters; their basic scantlings (or dimensions) were between 400 to 450 feet in length, and between 56 and 63 feet wide.
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