The Liberty ship class
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"Liberty ship Convoy", a marine painting by Gordon Frickers, 61 x 40 cm (24" x 15½"), Original Sold. Available as a print from our print page.
We have a few copies left available of this very rare signed print available from this website .
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American Liberty ships designed to be fast to build to replace very heavy losses, Liberty ships came to be the largest single class of merchant ships ever built.
Their existence significantly shortened the war.
Here I’ve shown a typical Atlantic Ocean Convoy towards the end of World War 2, except in this convoy every ship is of the ‘#Liberty’ type including the oil tankers.
Here we see different types including examples of the T Class tankers, troop carriers, army hospital ships and of course cargo carrying all purpose go anywhere “tramps”.
The Liberty ships were a development of a British design and built in the USA as replacements for the heavy losses,
The Liberty ships were for their day advanced in many ways and proved to be fine ships very popular with their crews.
It was considered, if they survived one voyage they had paid for themselves.
Protected by a Catalina flying boat and on anti U Boat patrol, this painting produced on speculation shows a typical WWII convoy entirely composed of American built Liberty class ships.
To learn more of this painting try our “Further Reading“.
This painting was last seen by me in the offices of Western Power Marine at the old flying boat station, Mount Batten, Plymouth, Devon and from where in former times Catalina and Sunderland flying boats were operated on Atlantic and Biscay bay patrols.
Further Reading: Useful facts + excellent stories about Liberty ship Convoy.
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Gordon Frickers © 12.08.2011, updated 18.07.2020