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Old 30-08-2014, 18:00   #1
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The Ferris Ships

These were the last of the major wooden cargo ships.

Built during WW1 to augment the US maritime service, the fleet was discontinued due to the war's end.

The standard wooden cargo steamships of World War I
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Some great illustrations of the cargo ships.

Illustrations for Wooden Ships
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Re: The Ferris Ships

Howdy!

I enjoyed seeing this and learning about these ships. Thanks for posting this.

Amazing that 323 were built! That is a lot of wood!

The article states they were the last largest commercial wooden vessels built, the end of centuries Long tradition.
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For free download of Ferris plans-

Wooden Cargo Steamer (Ferris Design Ships) | Free Ship Plans

I enjoy framing and hanging them - make great wall decorations.

Enjoy water folk
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