Wanted, for the Liberty 70 Project...
Objects from the James Eagan Layne
Have you got any objects recovered from the wreck of the James Eagan Layne?
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, USA, is creating a new exhibit to depict the epic story of the US Merchant Marine and the iconic Liberty ships during WWII and part of that exhibit will tell the story of the S.S. James Eagan Layne. National WWII Museum has partnered with the SHIPS Project to locate important objects recovered from the wreck of the James Eagan Layne that could be considered for display in the Merchant Marine exhibit in the museum.
We are also interested in more ordinary objects recovered from the wreck. Information about the finds will be included in the project records and may be made available online, however the location and ownership of the finds will not be published.
Please get in touch with us and tell us about what you have found on the ship. You may have an important piece of history that tells us more about life on board.
Finds recorded so far for the Liberty 70 Project can be found on the Objects and Finds page.
Photographs, Video and Film
Early images of the wreck can tell us about how the wreck is falling apart and from this we can work out what will happen next and how long the wreck will survive. We are interested in acquiring copies of photographs, video and film of the wreck which were taken before 2000, so if you have any and are willing to share with us then please get in touch.
Stories about the Ship
We are also interested in your stories about the ship and your favourite or memorable visits to her on the seabed.
Do you remember seeing the mast of the James Eagan Layne when it could be seen in Whitsand Bay? Were you or someone you know involved in the events of 21st March 1945 when the ship was torpedoed then beached? Do you know anyone involved in the salvage of the cargo of the ship? We would also like to hear any stories about the ship or the sinking.
Please get in touch with us if you have a story to tell and we will post it on the web site on the Stories and Notes page.
To offer finds, photographs or stories please send an email to: email@example.com
The Liberty 70 Project is partnered with the US National WWII Museum in New Orleans