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[Photograph of Mona Douglas, Mrs. Alfred W. Jones, and Dorothy Torras at the launching of the Liberty ship Howard E. Coffin, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia, 1944 Jan. 21?]

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Title: [Photograph of Mona Douglas, Mrs. Alfred W. Jones, and Dorothy Torras at the launching of the Liberty ship Howard E. Coffin, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia, 1944 Jan. 21?]
Miss Mona Douglas, Mrs. Alfred W. Jones, Miss Dorothy Torras
Date: 1944 Jan. 21
Description: Mona Douglas, Mrs. Alfred W. Jones (with champagne), and Dorothy Torras at the christening of the Howard E. Coffin at a ceremonial Liberty ship launching, held in the J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard in Brunswick, Georgia. Attached to Mrs. Jones' wrist (or perhaps the champagne bottle) is a ribbon sash, possibly printed with the ship's name. Named for automotive industrialist and Saint Simons Island and Sea Island developer Howard Earle Coffin (1873-1937), the ship was the twenty-fourth constructed in Brunswick by the J.A. Jones Construction Company. Its keel was laid November 30, 1943. The ship was launched January 21, 1944 and delivered January 31, 1944.

"24-8"--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 | Jones, Alfred W., Mrs. | Douglas, Mona | Torras, Dorothy | Howard E. Coffin (Ship) | Liberty ships--Georgia--Brunswick | Ships--Launching | Shipbuilding--Georgia--Brunswick | Shipyards--Georgia--Brunswick | Rites and ceremonies--Georgia--Brunswick | United States--Social life and customs | World War, 1939-1945--War work | Champagne (Wine) | Wine bottles--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, Ship launchings subseries, notebook 1, photograph 1-36.
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:jaj036

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