Members-only: Beth Ship—Building on a Legacy
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 @ 7 pm Zoom
Shipbuilding in 20th Century Baltimore belonged to Bethlehem Steel. The company operated two, for a while three, shipyards employing many thousands of Baltimoreans. Beth Steel inherited a legacy of 200 years of local shipbuilding and carried it forward with World War 1 tankers, World War 2 Liberties, and finally late century super tankers and cargo vessels. This is the story of the Beth Steel shipyards, first of the ship building legacy they inherited and then how the employees and the company continued designing, building, repairing and converting ships until the virtual end of commercial shipbuilding in America in the 1980s.
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