USAT Jane Addams
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Typical Liberty ship configuration
|Name||USAT Jane Addams|
|Builder/Built||California Shipbuilding Corp, Terminal Island.|
|Type||Liberty ship Hull No 635 EC2-S-C1 type|
American construction practices were designed to increase production efficiency. Riveting methods were changed to save significant labor costs. To further increase efficiency, a new method of construction was invented: the ships were to be built in modularized sections, all over the country before being brought to location where they would be put together by welding instead of rivets. The resulting ship looked unconventional, or even ugly by some standards.
Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 28, 1935) was an American settlement activist, reformer, social worker, sociologist, public administrator and author. She was an important leader in the history of social work and women's suffrage in the United States and advocated for world peace.