The greatest shipbuilding effort in history, the American “Liberty” ship was a product of WWII. In new or hurriedly enlarged yards, emergency cargo ships of this type were built and launched in an incredibly short period, becoming the largest class of standard ship with more than 2,700 built. Model shows the Liberty Ship AmericaN EAGLE (ex-Edward L. Logan) in her 1947 peacetime configuration and American-Foreign Steamship Corporation color scheme. This 7,176 gross ton vessel was launched at New England Shipbuilding Corporation, South Portland, Maine in 1944. The unusually large size of the hull necessitated the process of the artist’s meticulously crafting from wood the template from which the hull was rendered in composite materials specifically chosen to exhibit precise hull architecture, strength and longevity. The model has complete built-up deck superstructures of birch ply, mahogany and brass, with detailed deck furniture, lifeboats, hatches, cargo winches, rigged masts, cranes, and fittings all of which are authentically painted. The model is mounted on turned brass pedestals and displayed in a custom fitted glazed case with brass trim and a mahogany baseboard with satinwood inlay banding.