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Publicity photo of the propeller for the first ship built at the CalShip yards, John C Fremont, Los Angeles, California, United States, fall 1941. The women in front are Bettie Ober and Isabel Bork.The seventh ship constructed by CalShip, Liberty-ship Robert Morris, is christened by Mrs. Margaret McCone, wife of CalShip president John A McCone (left), 28 Jan 1942, Los Angeles, California, United States.A rudder’s-eye-view of Liberty-ship F A C Muhlenberg on the ways at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, May 1942.A view of the CalShip yards from a Liberty-ship at the fitting out docks, Los Angeles, California, United States, circa 1942. Note scaffolding of the shipways at left.
Publicity photo of the propeller for the first ship built at the CalShip yards, John C Fremont, Los Angeles, California, United States, fall 1941. The women in front are Bettie Ober and Isabel Bork.The seventh ship constructed by CalShip, Liberty-ship Robert Morris, is christened by Mrs. Margaret McCone, wife of CalShip president John A McCone (left), 28 Jan 1942, Los Angeles, California, United States.A rudder’s-eye-view of Liberty-ship F A C Muhlenberg on the ways at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, May 1942.A view of the CalShip yards from a Liberty-ship at the fitting out docks, Los Angeles, California, United States, circa 1942. Note scaffolding of the shipways at left.
African-American welder Ernest Enloe Cotton learning from a more experienced colleague while building Liberty Ship Booker T. Washington, California Shipbuilding Corporation yard, Los Angeles, California, United States, Sep 1942CalShip journeyman welder Jesse Kermit Lucas and his apprentice, Rodney Gail Chesney, while they were working on Liberty-ship Booker T Washington, Los Angeles, California, United States, Sep 1942.Liberty-ship Booker T Washington on the ways at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, Sep 1942. Note the pre-fabricated double-bottom sections ready for the next ship to be laid down on these ways (Robert C Grier).Liberty-ship Booker T Washington sliding down the ways at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, 29 Sep 1942.
African-American welder Ernest Enloe Cotton learning from a more experienced colleague while building Liberty Ship Booker T. Washington, California Shipbuilding Corporation yard, Los Angeles, California, United States, Sep 1942CalShip journeyman welder Jesse Kermit Lucas and his apprentice, Rodney Gail Chesney, while they were working on Liberty-ship Booker T Washington, Los Angeles, California, United States, Sep 1942.Liberty-ship Booker T Washington on the ways at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, Sep 1942. Note the pre-fabricated double-bottom sections ready for the next ship to be laid down on these ways (Robert C Grier).Liberty-ship Booker T Washington sliding down the ways at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, 29 Sep 1942.
No sooner had Liberty-ship Booker T Washington slid down the ways at CalShip that the keel of the next ship, Robert C Grier, was laid on the same ways, 29 Sep 1942, Los Angeles, California, United States.Sponsor of Liberty-ship Booker T Washington, celebrated operatic contralto Marian Anderson at the launching ceremonies at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, 29 Sep 1942. Photo 1 of 2.Sponsor of Liberty-ship Booker T Washington, celebrated operatic contralto Marian Anderson at the launching ceremonies at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, 29 Sep 1942. Photo 2 of 2.Liberty-ships at CalShip’s fitting-out docks, May 1943, Los Angeles, California, United States. In the foreground is SS Ignace Paderewski, which only spent 12 days at these docks before being delivered into service.
No sooner had Liberty-ship Booker T Washington slid down the ways at CalShip that the keel of the next ship, Robert C Grier, was laid on the same ways, 29 Sep 1942, Los Angeles, California, United States.Sponsor of Liberty-ship Booker T Washington, celebrated operatic contralto Marian Anderson at the launching ceremonies at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, 29 Sep 1942. Photo 1 of 2.Sponsor of Liberty-ship Booker T Washington, celebrated operatic contralto Marian Anderson at the launching ceremonies at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, 29 Sep 1942. Photo 2 of 2.Liberty-ships at CalShip’s fitting-out docks, May 1943, Los Angeles, California, United States. In the foreground is SS Ignace Paderewski, which only spent 12 days at these docks before being delivered into service.
Publicity photo of workers at the CalShip yard with connections to Major League Baseball, circa 1944, Los Angeles, California, United States. [See Comment below]VC2-S-AP3 ships Lincoln Victory, Panama Victory, Joplin Victory, and Columbia Victory on the ways at CalShip yards, Los Angeles, California, United States, spring 1944.Victory and Liberty Ships at California Shipbuilding CorporationGantry cranes, one each for the fourteen shipways, at the CalShip yard, Los Angeles, California, United States, 1944.
Publicity photo of workers at the CalShip yard with connections to Major League Baseball, circa 1944, Los Angeles, California, United States. [See Comment below]VC2-S-AP3 ships Lincoln Victory, Panama Victory, Joplin Victory, and Columbia Victory on the ways at CalShip yards, Los Angeles, California, United States, spring 1944.Victory and Liberty Ships at California Shipbuilding Corporation's yard at Wilmington, California, United States, 14-26 Apr 1944Gantry cranes, one each for the fourteen shipways, at the CalShip yard, Los Angeles, California, United States, 1944.
Workers arriving at the CalShip yard by ferry, circa 1944, Los Angeles, California, United States. Note the fourteen CalShip shipways.Christening ceremonies for the Haskell-class attack transport USS Hocking (the Haskell-class were modified Victory-ships) at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, 6 Aug 1944.Stephen Bechtel, J. A. Krug, and John A. McCone on a tour of the CalShip yard, Los Angeles, California, United States, 14 Dec 1944. Krug was the Chairman of the War Production Board.Pacific Electric streetcars (the Red Cars) waiting on Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, California, United States, Apr 1945. These cars are labeled “CalShip Special” and are waiting for shipyard workers.
Workers arriving at the CalShip yard by ferry, circa 1944, Los Angeles, California, United States. Note the fourteen CalShip shipways.Christening ceremonies for the Haskell-class attack transport USS Hocking (the Haskell-class were modified Victory-ships) at CalShip, Los Angeles, California, United States, 6 Aug 1944.Stephen Bechtel, J. A. Krug, and John A. McCone on a tour of the CalShip yard, Los Angeles, California, United States, 14 Dec 1944. Krug was the Chairman of the War Production Board.Pacific Electric streetcars (the Red Cars) waiting on Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, California, United States, Apr 1945. These cars are labeled “CalShip Special” and are waiting for shipyard workers.

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