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Annapolis Maritime Antiques

Hand Carved Bird, Mounted on Liberty Ship Hatch Cover Remnant

Hand Carved Bird, Mounted on Liberty Ship Hatch Cover Remnant

Regular price $147.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $147.00 AUD
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Want a piece of nautical history in your home but don't want to spend thousands? How about this hand-carved sea bird, perched atop a wood remnant from an authentical Liberty Ship hatch cover?

Liberty ships were used by the United States Merchant Marine to transport nearly anything needed by the Allies. They were standardized and designed to be built quickly and efficiently. Workers pieced together prefabricated sections in assembly-line fashion. This lowered the cost of cargo ship building and significantly sped up production. The average construction time eventually dropped to 42 days per ship, with three new ships being launched each day in 1943. The 2,710 Liberty Ships produced were responsible for ferrying cargo through the dangerous German U-boat patrolled European Coast. Unfortunately, many of the Liberty ships were too small and too slow to successfully evade attack. In 1943, a new shipbuilding program launched to create larger, faster Victory ships with much greater success.

Own your piece of history today, before the hatch cover wood can no longer be found. An awesome display piece for any history buff, bird-lover, or nautical collector.

Measures approximately 10.75" h

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