Higgins is the Name

While citizens and Senators chivied him with demands for more ships faster, War Shipping Administration's Jerry Land had one good answer anyway. He could & did point to a New Orleans shipbuilder named Andrew Jackson Higgins, who, he said, was engaged upon "the most unique type of ship construction ever attempted in the world."

Details of this "unique" job are a military secret, but, in broad outline, it is a mass-production method for building cargo ships that should dwarf World War I's Hog Island. Higgins' swelling backlog includes a minimum 200 Liberty...

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