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Subject: Welded Ships
From: Derek Harling <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 00:48:28 -0400
Were the welded Liberty ships the ones where the welds broke in the cold 
of the North Atlantic? Or was that another story altogether?
Derek (vague memories of college lectures on materials and welding)

>At 17:41 9/16/2001,  Roger Gibbs was inspired to say:
>>When Kaiser Steel was building ships during WWII, they moved to welded, rather
>>than riveted construction.  Competing ship yards claimed riveted construction
>>being more robust, with a slight ability to give before failure.  The Kaiser
>>Liberty ships and Aircraft Carriers (small ones) never failed (other than
>>torpedoes) as far as I know.

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