Liberty: The Ships That Won the War

Liberty The Ships That Won the War This stirring tribute tells the complete story of the renowned Liberty ships from their design concept and production through their war service and post war careers Designed for speed and ease of pro

  • Title: Liberty: The Ships That Won the War
  • Author: Peter Elphick
  • ISBN: 9781591144519
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
  • This stirring tribute tells the complete story of the renowned Liberty ships, from their design concept and production through their war service and post war careers Designed for speed and ease of production, Liberty ships were turned out at American shipyards so rapidly that the Allies were able to replace thousands of ships lost to U boats and keep the vital transatlantThis stirring tribute tells the complete story of the renowned Liberty ships, from their design concept and production through their war service and post war careers Designed for speed and ease of production, Liberty ships were turned out at American shipyards so rapidly that the Allies were able to replace thousands of ships lost to U boats and keep the vital transatlantic supply routes open Filled with firsthand accounts, the book brings to life the amazing industrial effort and sacrifice and heroism of the men who sailed the ships in every theater of the war The construction of the Robert E Perry in a record breaking five days and ongoing efforts to preserve the last surviving ships are just two of the many stories illuminating this overlooked part of World War II Essential reading for historians and naval enthusiasts, this book is a fascinating account of one of the great achievements in maritime history.

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    1. American military men of a certain stripe like to say that while amateurs study tactics, professionals study logistics. Be that as it may, there was never a logistical project, or set of projects, that can compare to the world-wide efforts to deploy and sustain land, air and sea forces during the Second World War, and a major component of this massive shipping effort was the class of supply vessels known as Liberty Ships. Over 2700 of these ships were mass-produced, and they sailed on every ocea [...]


    2. Deeply researched information about the 2710+ ships that supplied the armies dugout WWII. There were some fascinating stories here and the writer obviously knew his "stuff" (being a former Merchant mariner himself). My only complaint is that he had a terrible editor. I read this out loud to my husband as we trekked back and forth to SF every Wednesday to volunteer on our own Liberty ship, the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and at least once a trip, every trip, I would find a passage that I stumbled over b [...]


    3. A masterful history of one of the great overlooked accomplishments of World War II.This book brings a British perspective. Did you know that not only were the Liberty ships based on a British design, but British taxpayers funded the building of two new shipyards in California and Maine in order to hasten pre-Pearl Harbor production? Another interesting fact: half of the Lend-Lease gear bound for the Soviets went via the Pacific, right under the noses of the Japanese. Since Japan did not want to [...]


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