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[Photograph of the Liberty ship Isaac Shelby under construction, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia], 1944 Jan. 27

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Title: [Photograph of the Liberty ship Isaac Shelby under construction, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia], 1944 Jan. 27
Isaac Shelby
Date: 1944 Jan. 27
Description: Aerial view of the construction of the Isaac Shelby at the J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard in Brunswick, Georgia five days after its keel was laid, January 27. Scaffolding is laid around the entire ship. Scaffolding can also be seen on the right side next to the ship. Workers can be seen inside the ship and on the dock below. Named for frontiersman and first governor of Kentucky Isaac Shelby (1750-1826), the ship was the thirtieth built by the J.A. Jones Construction Company in Brunswick, Georgia. It was launched March 6, 1944 and delivered March 18, 1944.

"U.S.M.C. Hull - 1518, J.A.J. Co. Hull - 134, Keel Laid - 1/22/44, Photo - 1/27/44"--photograph.

Original photograph scanned by the Brunswick-Glynn County Library. Described by the Digital Library of Georgia as a part of Georgia HomePLACE: an initiative of the Georgia Public Library Service and GALILEO.

Subjects: J.A. Jones Construction Company | United States. Maritime Commission | Isaac Shelby (Ship) | Liberty ships--Georgia--Brunswick | Liberty ships--Design and construction | Shipbuilding--Georgia--Brunswick | Shipyards--Georgia--Brunswick | Shipbuilding industry--Employees | Hulls (Naval architecture) | World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American | Merchant marine--United States--History--20th century | Cargo ships--United States--History--20th century | Temporary structures (Building) | Cranes, derricks, etc.--Georgia--Brunswick | Docks--Georgia--Brunswick | Brunswick (Ga.) | Glynn County (Ga.)
Contributors: Brunswick-Glynn County Library (Ga.). Special Collections
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga] : Digital Library of Georgia, 2005
Original Material: Photograph held by the Special Collections, Brunswick-Glynn County Library, Three Rivers Regional Library System, J.A. Jones Construction Company collections, Photographs series, Ships under construction subseries, notebook 1, photograph 1-5.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: [title of photograph, series, subseries, notebook number, photograph number], J.A. Jones Construction Company collection, Special Collections, Brunswick-Glynn County Library, Three Rivers Regional Library System, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia

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Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/vsbg/id:jaj005

Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Brunswick-Glynn County Library. Special Collections
Collection Information: Ships for Victory: J.A. Jones Construction Company and Liberty Ships in Brunswick, Georgia