Join the Buffalo Naval & Military Park on Friday, August 27 at 1:00 PM for a virtual discussion with Thomas Heinrich about his book, Warship Builders: An Industrial History of U.S. Naval Shipbuilding, 1922-1945.
Published by the Naval Institute Press, Warship Builders is the first scholarly study of the U.S. naval shipbuilding industry from the early 1920s to the end of World War II, when American shipyards produced the world’s largest fleet that helped defeat the Axis powers in all corners of the globe. Thomas Heinrich’s book investigates the contributions of workers, naval architects, and shipyard managers to this vast industrial endeavor and highlights the distinct features of American shipbuilding methods that enabled U.S. yards to outproduce their foreign counterparts. The talk will illustrate these dynamics with reference to the construction of USS Little Rock at Cramp Shipbuilding Company in Philadelphia.
This live discussion will be moderated by the Buffalo Naval & Military Park’s Curator and Director of Museum Collections, Shane Stephenson.
You will need a computer with a decent internet connection and speakers. Participants will receive an email with a link to join the video webinar via Zoom. Click the link to join the meeting. You may be prompted to download Zoom, which will take just a few moments to complete.
Questions? Please contact the Buffalo Naval Park at firstname.lastname@example.org.