467 Ships of California Shipbuilding Corporation, Part 1.
Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Object Type:
Prints, photographic
Three workers prepare launching ceremony for Ship 200.
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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