||Shipbuilding in Wilmington 1644-1997
By: Richard Urban (HARDCOVER)
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In the decade before the Civil War, Wilmington, Delaware led the nation in the building of iron ships; and in the 20th Century, cargo vessels, tankers, destroyer escorts and landing craft were launched from its yards. The history of Wilmington's shipbuilding industry is the subject of this timely study of our city's nautical heritage.
Illustrated with maps, drawings, and historical photographs.