A Liberty ship. Measurements are 59 1/2 long and 27 Yes, these are actual hatch doors salvaged from the cargo holds of a WWII US Navy Liberty Ship! Only 2710 ships were built to serve this purpose. Not the least of the other programs was the necessity to build several new shipyards dedicated to Liberty Ship production. WWII Era Liberty Ship Hatch Cover Coffee Table Antique Furniture. Navy personnel were also involved during this war, and as such, a variety of slang terms and phrases were used to describe situations, protocols and parts of the ship. Ship Bottom Journal; A Surf Shop Folds Awning After 30 Years ... pyramids of picnic tables and about 8,000 wooden hatch covers scrapped from a World War II fleet of Liberty … Cornell Maritime Press, Cambridge, Md.,1970. The bottom is unfinished and shows original signs of use and age. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 1972. May 6, 2020; Auctions bring to the market very unique items. It was a feat made even more impressive because of numerous other major programs underway during World War II. First of all, here is a bit of history about "Hatch Tables"...Liberty hatch covers are the last true wooden hatch covers that were made specifically for the World War II Liberty ships, which were built to be used as workhorses during the war. World War II lasted from 1939 to 1945 and involved ongoing battles between the Allies and the Axis. Liberty Ships, The Ugly Ducklings of World War II, John G. Bunker. Now, I shouldn’t have to justify this sort of purchase, because (in case you missed it) it’s from a WWII ship, but I knew Leslie might be less than enthused. The cover has a golden patina and is very sturdy. The Liberty and Victory ships were the last vessels to be made with wooden hatch covers, and now they are gone. The wood has incredible wear consistent with a World War 2 era ship hatch. The artist filled the hand-holds with decorative pea gravel prior to adding the epoxy which adds to the cool look of this piece. The hatch covers were on the deck and covered the cargo holds. First of all, here is a bit of history about "Hatch Tables"...Liberty hatch covers are the last true wooden hatch covers that were made specifically for the World War II Liberty ships, which were built to be used as workhorses during the war. Our current auction scheduled to go live on May 10, 2020, is no different. On our first visit to the Estate of William W Davis, Deceased of Pfafftown, NC we noticed a … You know, like a door from a ship. The half sphere indentations at the corners of the covers are “pick points” for hooks when the covers are moved to and from their positions in rows. It's an authentic hatch door from a WWII Liberty Ship wooden hatch cover. Only 2710 ships were built to serve this purpose. Liberty ships were cargo ships built in the United States during World War II to supply the war effort. Not just any ship, a World War II-era ship. Liberty Ships supplied provisions during the war. Some phrases were used to denote emergency situations. 7 World War II Liberty Ship Hatch Makes Coffee Table. Legs were made from similar wood and fastened to the bottom to coffee table height of 18. It was made from the actual hatches of a genuine World War II Liberty Ship! This is a beautiful reclaimed hatch cover from a World War 2 Liberty Ship. Vintage WWII Liberty Ship Hatch Cover Nautical Table ... Liberty hatch covers are the last true wooden hatch covers that were made specifically for the World War IILiberty ships, which were built to be used as workhorses during the war. About 1,000 Liberty ships were made during War II… The liberty ships; The history of the"emergency" type cargo ships constructed in the United States during World War II, by L. A. Sawyer and W. H. Mitchell. I came back with a ship hatch. The construction of 2,710 Liberty Ships in less than five years truly constituted a production miracle.