Minesweeper Construction at Gamage Shipyard, South Bristol, ca. 1942

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Minesweeper Construction at Gamage Shipyard, South Bristol, ca. 1942
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Description

From 1940 to 1944, the Gamage Shipyard built minesweepers for the U.S. Military to use in World War II. As shown in the photograph, the vessels were built of wood instead of metal, to avoid detection from sensitive mines planted on the floor of the ocean.

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About This Item

  • Title: Minesweeper Construction at Gamage Shipyard, South Bristol, ca. 1942
  • Creation Date: circa 1942
  • Subject Date: circa 1942
  • Local Name: The Gut
  • Town: South Bristol
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 8.7 cm x 14 cm
  • Local Code: 2012.01A
  • Object Type: Image

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South Bristol Historical Society
P. O. Box 229, South Bristol, ME 04568
207-315-0558
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