Assembling the First Eagle Boat in the Ford Ship Plant (Rouge Plant "B" Building), June 1918

Summary

Ford Motor Company built "Eagle" anti-submarine boats for the U.S. Navy during World War I. Ford assembled the boats at a new plant near the mouth of the Rouge River. The complex consisted of three primary buildings. The "B" Building, the factory's heart, housed three production lines on which as many as 21 Eagles could be under construction at once.

Ford Motor Company built "Eagle" anti-submarine boats for the U.S. Navy during World War I. Ford assembled the boats at a new plant near the mouth of the Rouge River. The complex consisted of three primary buildings. The "B" Building, the factory's heart, housed three production lines on which as many as 21 Eagles could be under construction at once.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

13 June 1918

Subject Date

13 June 1918

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.22433

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.375 in

Width: 11 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten into image lower right corner: 22433 6-13-18

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