SPEED AND PRODUCTIVITY IN MULTIPLE PRODUCTION
I realize that the subject of "Building the Liberty Ship" has been, and is noted several times on the internet. Alot of 'stats' has been noted, such has what shipyards was involved....assigned numbers, how long they was on the 'Ways' ...so on and so forth. All important data to be offered to those such as myself that studies and documents the history of such vessels, but.....yea....there is always a "but" isn't there?
Well that "but" is.......have you ever read 'between the lines' at just how these 'freighters, tankers and so on...called "Ugly Ducklings"...come about to be built...the concept behind them ....and actually attempting to build a ship that we more or less starting out didn't have a clue on what we were doing....but 'learned how to do this as we went along.'
Now I'm not going to set here and give you a 'thumbnail' on this article....in my opinion...since I'm the one that has sore finger tips and aching shoulder muscles from banging it out...it offers the reader some insight that is truly something that the reader will wrap their mind around ....and in the end....well say to themselves...."Wow....how in the hell did they do that?" I'll let you read this 13 page or so article and see if you come up with that same conclusion.....
So...if you want to wander in and get your feet wet in this article you can click on this:
Hopefully....it will be interesting....offer you some knowledge of what took place in amassing such a vessel...and you get a feel for the undertaking this must have taken.