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Looking back on WW11

[ September 9, 2020   //   ]

Savannah, Brunswick played an important role in WWII Liberty ship Construction. During World War II, 173 Liberty ships were launched at Savannah and Brunswick. The ships delivered supplies to America’s allies.

During World War II, 173 Liberty ships were launched at Savannah and Brunswick. They hauled trucks, tanks, ammunition, crated aircraft, heavy machinery, and a wide range of other supplies, along with a singular priceless commodity, the promise of eventual victory.

Nationwide, 2,710 Liberty ships were produced at 18 shipyards. They were constructed to a specific size, 441-feet in length, and speed, 11.5 knots at full steam. In 1941, it required 244 days to complete one: By
1945, that had been sliced to 44 days. At sea, they formed, ship by ship, a lifeline to America’s allies.

On March 15, 1945, just six days after the Georgia Ports Authority was created by the Georgia General Assembly, Brunswick launched its last Liberty ship — the SS Patrick B. Whalen. Through the course of the war, Savannah produced 88 Liberty ships, Brunswick 85. Of the 2,170 launched nationwide, only two have survived.

Savannah, Brunswick played an important role in WWII Liberty ship Construction. During World War II, 173 Liberty ships were launched at Savannah and Brunswick. The ships delivered supplies to America’s allies.

During World War II, 173 Liberty ships were launched at Savannah and Brunswick. They hauled trucks, tanks, ammunition, crated aircraft, heavy machinery, and a wide range of other supplies, along with a singular priceless commodity, the promise of eventual victory.

Nationwide, 2,710 Liberty ships were produced at 18 shipyards. They were constructed to a specific size, 441-feet in length, and speed, 11.5 knots at full steam. In 1941, it required 244 days to complete one: By
1945, that had been sliced to 44 days. At sea, they formed, ship by ship, a lifeline to America’s allies.

On March 15, 1945, just six days after the Georgia Ports Authority was created by the Georgia General Assembly, Brunswick launched its last Liberty ship — the SS Patrick B. Whalen. Through the course of the war, Savannah produced 88 Liberty ships, Brunswick 85. Of the 2,170 launched nationwide, only two have survived.

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