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[Photograph of Mrs. Alfred W. Jones christening the Liberty ship Howard E. Coffin, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia, 1944 Jan. 21]

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Title: [Photograph of Mrs. Alfred W. Jones christening the Liberty ship Howard E. Coffin, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia, 1944 Jan. 21]
Mrs. Jones christening the Howard E. Coffin
Date: 1944 Jan. 21
Description: Mrs. Alfred W. Jones breaking a bottle of champagne against the bow of the ship at the ceremonial launch of the Howard E. Coffin Liberty ship held in the J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard in Brunswick, Georgia. 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.

"24-9"--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. | 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 1-39.
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:jaj039

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