The United States during World War II built 2,850 Liberty ships to carry troops
The United States during World War II built 2,850 Liberty ships to carry troops and supplies to Europe and the South Pacific, including 236 built by the 30,000 men and women who worked seven days a week in the South Portland shipyards. The S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, the 85th ship built in the West Yard of the New England Shipbuilding Corp., took just 57 days to build, and was launched on June 19, 1943. The O'Brien, the last surviving Liberty ship built in South Portland and one of only two left in the world, yesterday arrived in Maine on its way back from the D-Day anniversary celebration in Europe. Details.
Jeremiah O'Brien (Ship), Liberty ships, New England Shipbuilding Corporation -- South Portland
"The United States during World War II built 2,850 Liberty ships to carry troops" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 14272.