Produced in 1945 during WWII the film Birth of Victory tells
the story of Henry Kaiser's Richmond, California ship building
This place was a huge, sprawling ship factory where both Liberty and
Victory ships were mass produced from standard parts and prefabricated
sections. A total of 747 ships were built there, assembled on 27
slipways in four separate building yards.
Each step in the construction of a
Victory Ship is shown. At 37 minutes into the film the forward part of a
deck house is lifted by two giant cranes and placed onto a completed
hull. This is amazing stuff.