TITLE

America's Instant Fleet

AUTHOR(S)
Wilkinson, Stephan
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Military History;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a history of the Liberty ship used by the U.S. military during World War II. The Liberty ship was a utilitarian vessel, built to maximize cargo capacity while reducing drag. Upon reviewing its plans, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt uncharitably referred to the ship as a real ugly duckling. It proved its worth during World War II, delivering troops and cargo worldwide.
ACCESSION #
28099927

 

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