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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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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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  • 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: photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 8.7 x 14
  • Local Code: 2012.01A
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

South Bristol Historical Society
P. O. Box 229, South Bristol, ME 04568
(207) 644-1584
http://www.southbristolhistoricalsociety.org

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