Honoring The Men And Women Who Built the "Liberty" Ships

 











Photos of the West Yard

THE MUD-FLATS BEFORE CONSTRUCTION OF WEST AREA, LOOKING FROM CUSHING'S POINT, APRIL 12, 1941
VIEW FROM BREAKWATER LOOKING AT CUSHING'S POINT, JUNE 17, 1941
BEGINNING THE CONSTRUCTION OF WAY 1, WEST AREA, JULY 12, 1941
BUILDING THE WAYS, WEST AREA, AUGUST 12, 1941, OLD SARDINE PLANT AT RIGHT
VIEW OF FOUR WAYS AS ORIGINALLY PLANNED.  LATER TWO MORE WERE ADDED
WEST AREA, SEPTEMBER 1, 1941
VIEW OF THE WAYS BEFORE THE LAYING OF KEELS, ALSO FRAMING STORAGE BUILDING
WEST AREA, SEPTEMBER 13, 1941
WAYS AND OUTFITTING PIER UNDER CONSTRUCTION, WEST AREA, OCTOBER 25, 1941
THE WAYS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION, WEST AREA, DECEMBER 17, 1941
THE COMPLETION OF WAYS NO. 5 AND 6, OUTFITTING PIER UNDER CONSTRUCTION
WEST AREA, DECEMBER 31, 1941
FINISHING THE WAYS IN THE WEST AREA
TWO BRITISH SHIPS AT EAST YARD OUTFITTING PIER, JANUARY 13, 1942
CONSTRUCTION OF THE TWO OUTFITTING PIERS, STARTING HULL ON NO. 5 WAY, WEST AREA, APRIL 13, 1942
FIVE VESSELS STARTED ON WAYS, WEST AREA, APRIL 13, 1942
THE "JOHN DAVENPORT, THE FIRST LIBERTY SHIP TO BE LAUNCHED IN THE YARD WEST AREA, MAY 15, 1942
LAUNCHING OF THE THOMAS HOOKER, WEST AREA, JULY 13, 1942
LAUNCHING OF THE "ANNE BRADSTREET," WEST AREA
[DECEMBER 27, 1942]
THE "GEORGE T. ANGELL" ON THE WAYS ONE DAY BEFORE LAUNCHING, JANUARY 7 [1944]
WEST AREA HULL FRAMED BY HUGE DECK ASSEMBLY
VIEW OF THE WEST AREA WAYS