Concrete Ships and Barges


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Title: Concrete Ships and Barges

Author(s): ACI Special Committee on Concrete Ships and Barges

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 16

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 161-166

Keywords: none

Date: 2/1/1920

The original concrete ship program of the Emergency Fleet Corporation called for the construction of thirty-eight 7500-ton vessels, three 3500-ton vessels and one 3000-ton vessel, making a total of forty-two vessels. Immediately after the armistice, this program was reduced to eight 7500-ton tankers, two 7500-ton cargo vessels, three 3500-ton cargo vessels and 3000-ton cargo vessel, or a total of fourteen vessels. In October, 1919, the two 7500-ton cargo vessels were canceled, leaving twelve vessels to be completed.