Role of Iron and steel in construction of Liberty Ships. Use of cranes for heavy construction during World War 2.
Sausalito California USA Date:1944 Duration:1 min 38 sec Sound:Yes
Building a Liberty Ship in California shipyards (Sausalito or Richmond) during World War II. Raising an 8-ton steel mast from which a ship's boom will extend for loading operations. The gantry crane operator seen in control cabin. A house of steel is built to sit on the deck of an attack transport ship. It is lifted with the help of crane and put into the ship. Several cranes are used to move a 100 ton, 4000 horsepower diesel engine into place in the ship's hold.
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