A FLEET TO BE FORGOTTEN: THE WOODEN FREIGHTERS OF WORLD WAR ONE BY LOUIS A. HOUGH

A FLEET TO BE FORGOTTEN
A FLEET TO BE FORGOTTEN
Item# ISBN 978-0981822105
$39.95

In the spring of 1917, America was drawn into the Great War, "the war to end all wars." Exhausted Allies cried for relief, sustenance, hope. The wooden ship symbolized America's spirited enterprise and enormous determination. Overnight, an industry, nearly moribund since the Civil War, was revitalized. Sixty-four new shipyards sprouted upand hundreds of keels were laid by the end of 1917. However, the war ended just as wooden ship-building had hit its stride: a ship launched every day, and nearly one hundred launched on Independence Day, 1918. This is the story of the wooden freighters of World War I. Hardcover 343 pages