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Annapolis Maritime Antiques

Hatch Cover Christmas Tree

Hatch Cover Christmas Tree

Regular price $59.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $59.00 USD
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Get salty this Holiday Season! Check out these primitive Christmas trees, hand-crafted from WWII Liberty Ship Hatch Cover wood. Admire your very own piece of history during the holidays and throughout the rest of the year! Comes with removable star, crafted from remnants of nautical maps. What will we think of next??? 

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. 

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