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[Photograph of Myrtis Campbell christening the Liberty ship Felix Riesenberg, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia, 1944 Dec. 14?]

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Title: [Photograph of Myrtis Campbell christening the Liberty ship Felix Riesenberg, J.A. Jones Construction Company shipyard, Brunswick, Georgia, 1944 Dec. 14?]
Mrs. Campbell christens the Felix Riesenberg
Date: 1944 Dec. 14
Description: Myrtis Campbell, wife of office assistant and payroll superintendent Nat M. Campbell, christens the Felix Riesenberg in a ceremony held in the shipyard of the J.A. Jones Construction Company in Brunswick, Georgia. Probably named for American naval historian Felix Riesenberg (1879-1939), the Felix Riesenberg was the seventy-second ship built by the J.A. Jones Construction Company in Brunswick, Georgia. Its keel was laid November 16, 1944. The ship was launched December 14, 1944 and delivered December 26, 1944.

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 | Felix Riesenberg (Ship) | Campbell, Myrtis | 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 1-86.
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:jaj086

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