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[Photograph of the Liberty ship Samfinn under construction, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia], 1944 Mar. 21

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Title: [Photograph of the Liberty ship Samfinn under construction, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia], 1944 Mar. 21
Sam Finn
Date: 1944 Mar. 21
Description: Aerial close-up view of the construction of the Samfinn at the J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard in Brunswick, Georgia. The frame is cropped closely, showing the ships's scaffolding and the elevated walkways that circumscribe the ship on the outside. Workers can be seen on top of the ship. The dock and the scaffolding of another ship can be seen in the lower right corner of the photograph. One of the "SAM" ships lent to Great Britain under lend lease terms, the Samfinn was the thirty-third ship built by the J.A. Jones Construction Company in Brunswick, Georgia. Its keel was laid February 14, 1944. The ship was launched March 31, 1944 and delivered April 13, 1944.

"U.S.M.C. Hull - 2352, J.A.J. Co. Hull - 137, Keel Laid - 2/14/44, Photo - 3/21/44"--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 | Samfinn (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) | Scaffolding | Shipbuilding--Aerial photographs | 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 collection, Photographs series, Ships under construction subseries, notebook 1, photograph 1-8.
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:jaj008

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