Eagle Boat #1 Ready to be Launched, Ford Rouge Plant, July 11, 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

Date Made

11 July 1918

Subject Date

11 July 1918

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.22628

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: 8.000 in

Width: 11.000 in

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