Navy Service School Classes at Ford River Rouge Plant, Dearborn, Michigan, 1940

Summary

The United States Navy Service School in Dearborn, Michigan opened in early 1941. The school was built on land leased to the Navy at Ford's Rouge Plant. Ford also made additional Rouge factory facilities and equipment available for Navy use. Thousands of young Navy recruits graduated as machinists, electricians and radiomen or acquired other skilled training here during the war years.

The United States Navy Service School in Dearborn, Michigan opened in early 1941. The school was built on land leased to the Navy at Ford's Rouge Plant. Ford also made additional Rouge factory facilities and equipment available for Navy use. Thousands of young Navy recruits graduated as machinists, electricians and radiomen or acquired other skilled training here during the war years.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

03 December 1940

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.74681.224

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen Back

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 11.188 in

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