Sunday, October 18, 2009

The first LIBERTY SHIPS of World War One. News letter "Speed Up" June 1, 1918 The Submarine-Boat-Corp. Newark, NJ USA

A poster advertizing work in the Submarine Boat Company 1918

This special issue of Speed Up deals with the launching of ships that would do the bidding for the USA during WWI. These are what we would call in WW2 Liberty Ships. These early and quickly built ships were launched by a varied batch of personalities. In the case of this issue it is Thomas Edison and Charles Schwab.

The story here tells it all and is part of the history of WWI and the building of its merchant ships in New Jersey.