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Shipbuilding

Scanned photo of shipbuilding at Dravo.


Caption: "In World War II, Pittsburgh again was a key shipbuilding center.
LSTs (including the Navy's first) and other sea-going vessels by the hundreds slid into the Ohio River from the Dravo Corporation's Neville Island Yard. In one six-week period before D-Day, 15 LSTs were completed there. On Memorial Day, 1944, LST-750 totally financed by $5,000,000 worth of extra war bonds bought by Allegheny County residents, was launched before a crowd of 25,000 persons (shown here). Dravo, a leader in heavy construction, was founded in 1891 by Francis R. Dravo." (Dravo Corporation)
Notes: See illustrated cover of "The Dravo Slant."
Photographer:
Date: 30 May 1944.
Heading: Pittsburgh. Wars. World War II.
#: A806.
From the Collections of the Pennsylvania Department,
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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