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Views of Kaiser Shipyards, Richmond, California, where Liberty ships are being constructed during World War II.

Construction of Liberty Ships during World War 2. Sign over entrance to the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, California, one of the U.S. shipyards where Liberty ships were being constructed. Change of shift in Kaiser Company shows huge numbers of workers leaving at end of their shift . Words on large building read 'Machine Shop'. Traffic passes on road in yard. Views from high vantage point of buildings and ships under construction. Crane and moving parts at dusk. Welders at work on several ships. Cranes against evening sky.

Date: 1942, December
Duration: 1 min 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Rolling of shell plates and burning radius holes in Liberty ship construction at shipyards in California during World War II

Constructing Liberty ship at shipyards in California during World War 2. Shell plates are put through shaping rollers. Torch burns radius holes into shell plates. Parallel burning of shell plates. (Note: May include scenes from Kaiser Shipyard in Richmond, California as well as Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco.)

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Construction of Liberty ships at shipyards in California during World War II

View of cranes and workshops at at shipyards in California during World War 2. Construction of Liberty ship at the shipyard Workers arriving for their shift at the shipyard. Hammer Crane picks up a shell plate. Shell plates are sent to the planers. Flame planers are used to plane shell plates. Machine makes rivet holes in the shell plate.Edges are bevel-burned with an acetylene torch. Holes being drilled with machine. (Note: May include scenes from Kaiser Shipyard in Richmond, California as well as Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco.)

Date: 1942
Duration: 4 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
View of the assembly bay during construction of Liberty ship at shipyards in California during World War II

Liberty ship being assembled at shipyards in California during World War 2. Workers weld pieces of ship. Bent and rolled shell plates. (Note: May include scenes from Kaiser Shipyard in Richmond, California as well as Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco.)

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Assembly of side shells during construction of Liberty ships at shipyards in California during World War II

Liberty Ship construction at shipyards in California during World War 2. Numerous steel side shells for Liberty ship are laid out on supports in the shipyard. Welders work on top of the shells. A worker reams holes in the steel plates with a machine. Worker level-burns the edges with an acetylene torch. Worker wearing special helmet and goggles. Workers stand among ship's frames. Others work atop a steel plate. (Note: May include scenes from Kaiser Shipyard in Richmond, California as well as Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco.)

Date: 1942
Duration: 2 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Workers rivet side shells during the construction of Liberty ship at shipyards in California during World War II

Liberty Ship construction at shipyards in California during World War II. After union melt workers drive rivets into the side shells with a riveting machine. (Note: May include scenes from Kaiser Shipyard in Richmond, California as well as Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco.)

Date: 1942
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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