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[Photograph of the Liberty ship W.P. Few under construction, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia], 1944 May 24

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Title: [Photograph of the Liberty ship W.P. Few under construction, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia], 1944 May 24
W.P. Few
Date: 1944 May 24
Description: Aerial view of the construction of the W.P. Few at the J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard in Brunswick, Georgia. The shaft tunnel near the stern can be seen. Scaffolding and elevated walkways have been built around the ship. Workers are visible on the top and inside the ship. Named for the first president of Duke University William Preston Few (1867-1940), the W.P. Few was the forty-fourth ship built by the J.A. Jones Construction Company in Brunswick, Georgia. Its keel was laid May 1, 1944. The ship was launched June 22, 1944 and delivered July 3, 1944.

"U.S.M.C. Hull - 2363, J.A.J. Co. Hull - 148, Keel Laid - 5/1/44, Photo - 5/24/44"--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 | W.P. Few (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 | Cranes, derricks, etc.--Georgia--Brunswick | 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 1-17.
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:jaj017

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