The Hog Island Ship Yard, Philadelphia PA, 1918.
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View of the complex.

Credit: National Archives

During World War I, American International Shipbuilding Corporation built the world's largest shipyard on the banks of the Delaware River just south of Philadelphia. When completed in 1918, Hog Island had 50 slipways.

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