The City that Launched a Thousand Ships:
Shipbuilding in Wilmington l644-1997
by Richard Urban
In the decade before the Civil War, Wilmington 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 from its beginnings in 1644 to the recent launching of the Kalmar Nyckel is the subject of this timely study of our city's nautical heritage.1999, hard cover, 6" X 9" inches, illustrated, 97 pages
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