Bath Iron Works (Images of America) by Andrew C. Toppan

By Andrew C. Toppan

tub Iron Works used to be proven through Gen. Thomas Hyde in 1884 and introduced its first send in 1891. on account that then, the shipyard at the Kennebec River has equipped dozens of sumptuous yachts, hardworking freighters, tugs, trawlers, lightships, and greater than 2 hundred twenty warships for the U.S. military. at the present time, tub Iron Works maintains a shipbuilding culture that all started approximately 400 years in the past whilst the 1st send inbuilt the United States was once built quite a few miles downriver from tub. bathtub Iron Works showcases a special choice of pictures that gives an extraordinary view within one of many nation's nice shipyards. The publication indicates the yard's origins in a couple of easy constructions, its enlargement right into a sleek shipbuilding facility, and its swift development into an commercial powerhouse in the course of global battle II. in the course of those years, bathtub Iron Works produced well-known ships similar to the America's Cup defender Ranger, the yachts Aras and Hi-Esmaro, the record-setting destroyer USS Lamson, and entirely one fourth of all destroyers outfitted for the U.S. military in the course of global struggle II. tub Iron Works supplies an insider's view of those nice vessels and so forth, as expert craftspeople flip uncooked fabrics into advanced ships, every one uniquely suited for its objective. This choice of shipbuilding photos brings to existence the proud heritage of tub Iron Works.

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