Savannah Shipyards, Inc. records
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Savannah Shipyards, Inc. records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Savannah Shipyards, Inc. (Ga.)
Title: Savannah Shipyards, Inc. records
Dates: 1943-1949
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 2016

Biographical/Historical Note

The Savannah Shipyards, Inc. was started in March 1941 by Frank Cohen of New York when he began construction of a shipyard two miles east of Savannah, Georgia with financing from the Savannah Port Authority. In November 1941, Cohen was contracted by the Maritime Commission to complete the yard in thirty six days in order to manufacture Liberty ships in anticipation of the United States involvement in World War II. When the shipyard failed to make adequate progress on its construction, especially after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Maritime Commission took possession of the shipyard on 30 December 1941. This action then led to a lawsuit between the United States and Savannah Shipyards, Inc.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the case files, legal briefs, and a transcription of court records pertaining to the legal proceedings brought against the Savannah Shipyards, Inc. in Savannah, Georgia and the United States from 1943 to 1949.

Index Terms

Briefs (legal documents)
Case files.
Savannah (Ga.)--Shipyards.
Savannah Shipyards, Inc. (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.