Liberty Ship Launches from Brunswick
The Brunswick shipyards that produced Liberty Ships for the war effort were a target of German U-boat aggression. Often U-boats silently crept into harbors and waited to fire on newly launched ships before they had a chance to get into the open ocean. This was especially damaging if the ships were loaded with cargoes of soldiers, vehicles, food, ammunition, and medical supplies. Here is an aerial photograph of a Liberty Ship launch in Brunswick in 1944. Courtesy of John Fahey.
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