Launching of First Eagle Boat at Ford Rouge Plant, 1918

Summary

During World War I, Ford built "Eagle" anti-submarine patrol boats at a new plant on the Rouge River. Ford assembled the boats using the same mass production techniques it perfected for its automobiles. The launching of the first Eagle on July 11, 1918, was cause for celebration. The war ended four months later, before any of the boats saw combat.

During World War I, Ford built "Eagle" anti-submarine patrol boats at a new plant on the Rouge River. Ford assembled the boats using the same mass production techniques it perfected for its automobiles. The launching of the first Eagle on July 11, 1918, was cause for celebration. The war ended four months later, before any of the boats saw combat.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

11 July 1918

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.2840

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

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