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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

SHIPYARDS AND THEIR WORKERS

This two part article is rather long in relation to some of my other articles on Liberty ship info....and it took me a great deal of time to pound it out...but it offers a great deal of info to the individual that has an interest in "Liberty Ships."
In this piling up of words you'll read abut the "Unions", the cost variance of the Liberty ships between shipyards, how women came to be involved in "just becoming another 'shipyard welder' and how one shipyard manager wired his entire shipyard for sound.
Then there is mention of how Henry Kaiser built more Liberties than anyone....but was caught red-handed profiteering the money the government was handing out for the Liberties.
These companies were making so much money that they made this statement, "if it hadn't been for taxes, we couldn't have handled our profit with out a steam shove."
There is much, much more in this two part article...I hope you find it interesting and informative.