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Liberty ships

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Second World War.

Mass-produced, prefabricated merchant vessels with all-welded hulls produced in quantity by American shipyards during the Second World War (1939–45). Their deadweight tonnage was 10,500 and...

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Nagasaki

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War — Maritime History.

A city and port in SW Japan, on the west coast of Kyushu island. It was the target of the second atom bomb, dropped by the United States on 9 August 1945, which resulted in the deaths of...

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Scharnhorst

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War — Maritime History.

31,000-ton German battle-cruiser with a main armament of nine 28 cm. (11 in.) guns. With another battle-cruiser, Gneisenau, she sank the British armed merchant cruiserRawalpindi in the...

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