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United States Liberty Ship

Date: c 1945
Dimensions:
Overall: 311 mm, 0.017 kg
Medium: Watercolour paint, paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Art
Object Name: Painting
Object No: 00018161

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    Description
    This watercolour shows the a United States Liberty ship unloading military supplies onto waiting military lorries. A single anti-aircraft mounting sits at the ship's bow. Two shirtless soldiers are sitting in the foreground watching the vessel.
    SignificanceThis painting illustrates Liberty Ships which brought American military supplies to Australia and the Pacific during World War II, and were used to transport Australian brides home to their American husbands after the war.
    HistoryLiberty Ships were a standard design of ship, easily and quickly constructed in the newly expanded American shipyards, which were built in large numbers to carry essential wartime munitions and equipment.
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    Artist: J A Salt

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