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[Photograph of Mona Douglas, Mrs. Alfred W. Jones, Dorothy Torras and Dorothy Rogers standing on a podium at the christening 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, Dorothy Torras and Dorothy Rogers standing on a podium at the christening of the Liberty ship Howard E. Coffin, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia, 1944 Jan. 21?]
Mrs. Jones with flowers before ship christening
Date: 1944 Jan. 21
Description: Mona Douglas, Mrs. Alfred W. Jones (with flowers), Dorothy Torras, and flower girl, Dorothy Rogers, at the speaker's podium at a ceremonial Liberty ship launching, held in the shipyard of the J.A. Jones Construction Company, Brunswick, Georgia. The ship being christened is likely the Howard E. Coffin. 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.

"24-5"--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 | Howard E. Coffin (Ship) | Jones, Alfred W., Mrs. | Douglas, Mona | Torras, Dorothy | 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 | Bouquets--Georgia--Brunswick | Brunswick (Ga.) | Glynn County (Ga.)
Contributors: Three Rivers Regional Library System (Ga.)
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 1-38.
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:jaj038

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