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Liberty ships the history of the "Emergency" type cargo ships constructed in the United States during World War II by L. A. Sawyer

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Published by David & Charles in Newton Abbot .
Written in English



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  • Liberty ships -- United States.

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Bibliography: p. [208]

Statement[by] L. A. Sawyer and W. H. Mitchell; drawings by John S. Lindsay.
ContributionsMitchell, W. H. joint author.
LC ClassificationsVM391 .S38
The Physical Object
Pagination224 p.
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5386757M
ISBN 100715349074
LC Control Number72548925

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