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Latitude 50° 19.60 N
Longitude 004° 14.71 W
Depth 24m
Accuracy 50m
Object Type Builder's plate
Material

Unknown

Description Builders plate from a Liberty ship
Markings See text
Length Unknown
Width Unknown
Height Unknown
Weight Unknown
Condition Good
Completeness 66%
Number of items 1
Location Description James Eagan Layne, Whitsand Bay

Liberty 70 Builder's Plate (14A16)

Each Liberty ship had a builders plate fixed to the front of the accommodation block that showed the name of the ship, the hull number and where the ship was built. Two thirds of the plate from the Liberty ship James Eagan Layne has been recovered with the remaining third reconstructed later.

The text on the plate says:

S.S. JAMES EAGAN LAYNE

BUILT FOR

U.S. MARITIME COMMISSION

HULL NO 2831

BY

DELTA SHIPBUILDING COMPANY, INC

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

DECEMBER 1944

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Images

James Eagan Layne

James Eagan Layne

The builders plate on the Liberty ship John W. Brown

References

Liberty 70 Project

Wreck James Eagan Layne

Liberty ship S.S. John W. Brown