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Ships for Victory: J.A. Jones Construction Company and Liberty Ships in Brunswick, Georgia Information

Ships for Victory: J.A. Jones Construction Company and Liberty Ships in Brunswick, Georgia Ships for Victory: J.A. Jones Construction Company and Liberty Ships in Brunswick, Georgia

Ships for Victory: J.A. Jones Construction Company and Liberty Ships in Brunswick, Georgia consists of eighty-four black-and-white photographs from the J.A. Jones Construction Company collection at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library that depict the companys World War II cargo ship building activities in its Brunswick, Georgia shipyard from 1943 to 1945. The images document the life cycle of the Liberty and Knot ships built in Brunswick: from keel-laying and hull construction to christening and launch. Construction techniques are visible in many of the photographs, and several images feature the shipyard's male and female laborers and management staff. In addition, the launch photographs feature ship sponsors and other dignitaries. Of particular note is a series of photographs depicting Christmas Day, 1944, when the shipyard workers volunteered to work through the holiday, donating their time-and-a-half pay as a Christmas gift to the nation. The site also contains a historical essay, table of the ships constructed by J.A. Jones Construction Company from 1943 to 1945 in Brunswick, a finding aid for the photographs series from which the images were selected, a bibliography, and lists of related archival materials and Web sites.

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