The Wilmington Shipyard, Welding a Fleet for Victory in World War II

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The Wilmington Shipyard, Welding a Fleet for Victory in World War II

Author: Ralph Scott
Publisher: The History Press
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 160
Cover Price: $ 19.99

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Although the brief life of the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company was immersed in controversy, some 243 ships were built in Wilmington to bolster the United States Navy's World War II fleet. Scott examines the impact of this shipyard on Wilmington's transformation from a sleepy coastal town into a major state industrial center.

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North Carolina, part of the Deep South, was the scene of important battles in the Revolutionary and Civil wars. After the Continental Navy was allowed to lapse, the U.S. Navy was reconstituted and has defend America for over two centuries.