"The Liberty Ships: The History of the 'Emergency' Type Cargo Ships Constructed in the United States During World War II" (used book)
The Liberty Ships: The History of the 'Emergency' Type Cargo Ships Constructed in the United States During World War II
by L. A. Sawyer and W.H. Mitchell
About the Book
Used Book. Hardcover. Dust jacket included. Good Condition. Scuffing to the dust jacket.
-- From the dust jacket
The American ‘Liberty’ ship was a product of the Second World War. In new or hurriedly enlarged yards, ships of this type were built and launched in an incredibly short space of time. Eventually they became the largest class of standard ship, for more than 2,700 were built.
Essentially cargo ships, with a number of variations, they were designed and built for a short term of service at sea. Yet hundreds still exist today, trading under a great variety of national flags in every ocean of the world; while many others comprise an important part of the American Reserve Fleet.
Here is a comprehensive and well-illustrated digest of information on all the ‘Liberties’ built, giving the history of their construction, their service and their ultimate fate.