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

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Title: [Photograph of the Liberty ship Samleyte under construction, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia], 1944 Mar. 21
Samleyte
Date: 1944 Mar. 21
Description: Aerial view of the construction of the hull of the Samleyte at the J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard in Brunswick, Georgia. The engine had been installed by this point. Scaffolding and walkways are built around the ship, stairways are visible on both sides of the ship, the stairway on the starboard side of the ship leads to a ramp. Workers are visible on the inside of the ship, and on the dock below. On the right side of the photograph is a landing with piles of building materials. One of the "SAM" ships lent to Great Britain under lend lease terms, the Samleyte was the thirty-sixth ship built by the J.A. Jones Construction Company in Brunswick, Georgia. Its keel was laid March 7, 1944. The ship was launched April 20, 1944 and delivered April 29, 1944.

"U.S.M.C. Hull - 2355, J.A.J. Co. Hull - 140, Keel Laid - 3/7/44, 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 | Samleyte (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 | Docks--Georgia--Brunswick | Shipbuilding--Aerial photographs | Building materials--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 collection, Photographs series, Ships under construction subseries, notebook 1, photograph 1-23.
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:jaj023

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