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1Title:  Ships Salvage Program Records Subseries-Purchase, 1925-1926 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  264 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Superintendents Office 
 Abstract:  Purchased by Ford Motor Company for scrap, the 199 ships were towed to the Rouge plant in Dearborn and dismantled in the amazingly short time of 16 months. 
 Subjects:  Salvage (Waste, etc.) | Ships--Scrapping | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | United States. Shipping Board | Contracts | Logs (records) | Photographs 
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2Title:  Ships Salvage Program Records subseries, 1925-1931 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  546 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Purchasing Department. 
 Abstract:  In August 1925, Ford Motor Company signed a contract with the United States Shipping Board to purchase and scrap ships originally ordered by the U. S. Shipping Board to meet war-time needs as the country entered World War I. These records document the purchase and the dismantling of the 199 ships acquired by Ford. 
 Subjects:  Wibel, A. M. (Albert M.), 1886-1965 | Ford Motor Company. Purchasing Department. | Ford Motor Company--Purchasing | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant. | United States. Shipping Board. | Automobile industry and trade | Industrial procurement | Salvage (Waste, etc.) | Ships--Purchasing | Ships--Scrapping | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Ledgers 
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