Birth of Victory

Produced in 1945 during WWII the film Birth of Victory tells the story of  Henry Kaiser's Richmond, California ship building yards.

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.