Liberty ship

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a slow cargo ship built during World War II

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The steel cargo ship was one of 2,710 Liberty ships or EC2-type vessels - the EC stood for Emergency Cargo - which had been built in the US during World War II to keep the British and the Allies supplied with materials to fight the war.
Mairs's next stint was on George Chaffey, a Liberty ship making deliveries to such far-flung places as Sicily, Iraq, and South Africa.
The boat he sailed home in was torpedoed in rough weather in the mid-Atlantic and he spent several hours at the oars of one of the lifeboats with the Liberty Ship documents he was bringing back to Whitehall under his seat before being picked up by another ship.
Lockwood snr has not been well recently and was delighted to be on hand to welcome Liberty Ship into the winner's enclosure.
They walked up the gangplank of the Liberty ship USS John Sullivan for the sea voyage to New York City and home.
The average time to build a Liberty ship was 42 days but one ship, in a publicity stunt, was built and launched less than five days after the keel was laid.
Mayor Andreas Evangelou threatened to 'cut the hands' of anyone who touches the Liberty ship after the Fisheries Department issued a tender to have the wreck, a former Russian cargo ship, raised.
There are also conflicting--or, perhaps, compatible--versions of how each Liberty ship was named.
Then watch the sailboats from Schoonmaker Beach (at the end of Liberty Ship Way) and dine at Le Garage ($$$, 85 Liberty Ship Way; 415/332-5625).
named in his memory--even a World War II liberty ship.
an armored cab that I saw during a visit to the SS John Brown Liberty Ship memorial in Baltimore, Maryland, in October 2005.
Another landmark of industrial production is the cargo vessel known as the Liberty Ship.
The James Egan Layne, a US Liberty ship torpedoed on her maiden voyage in March 1945, is one of the most dived wrecks in British waters.
When visiting San Francisco, anyone interested in ships should take the time to visit the displays at the Aquatic Park building along with the ships berthed at the Hyde Street Pier; and don't forget the Liberty Ship Jeremiah O'Brien and the World War II submarine Pampanito--both berth at Pier 45, and are open to tour.
liberty ship Richard Montgomery, scuttled in the Thames during World War II, might release and detonate its payload of TNT in the next 20 years.
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