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Annapolis Maritime Antiques

Two Place Card Holders, from Authentic Liberty Ship Hatch Cover Wood

Two Place Card Holders, from Authentic Liberty Ship Hatch Cover Wood

Regular price $19.99 USD
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Planning an event? Wedding, Anniversary Celebration, even a Birthday Party? How about using name place card holders crafted from authentic hatch cover wood from the Liberty Ships? Hand-crafted by our in-house local artisans; such an amazing piece of history! Available in sets of 2 for your event.

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 ship building program launched to create larger, faster Victory ships with much greater success.

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