Biddeford Shipbuilding Co. crew in front of 'Jere G. Shaw,' 1918

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Biddeford Shipbuilding Co. crew in front of  'Jere G. Shaw,' 1918

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The crew of the Biddeford Shipbuilding Company in front of the last big ship built in Biddeford, the Jere G. Shaw, in June 1918.

The vessel was built to take advantage of the freight demand of World War I. She was built by the Biddeford Shipbuilding Company, a stock corporation made up of citizens of York County. She was built in 10 months and was launched on November 16, 1918, just five days after the armistice.

Captain William H. Gould, who commanded the Jere G. Shaw on her maiden voyage to Barbados, is the third man from the left in the second row, with a mustache and black hat and tie.

The ship was later sold at a heavy loss, and finally wrecked off Cape Hatteras in October 1930.

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  • Title: Biddeford Shipbuilding Co. crew in front of 'Jere G. Shaw,' 1918
  • Creator: Tisdale Studio
  • Creation Date: 1918
  • Subject Date: 1918
  • Location: Biddeford, York County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 17.5 cm
  • Local Code: 1261
  • Collection: General Image Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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