Badge: Shipbuilding War Service

Description
The United States entered World War I in April 1917. Within days, the federal government created the Emergency Fleet Corporation (EFC) to construct a fleet of merchant ships. The EFC hired the American International Shipbuilding Corporation to build and operate the largest shipyard in the world: Hog Island, near Philadelphia.
This badge identified the wearer as a member of the World War I Hog Island shipbuilding team.
Object Name
badge
date made
1918-1919
Physical Description
copper alloy (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/4 in x 1 5/8 in x 1/4 in; 5.715 cm x 4.1275 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
2009.0157.01
accession number
2009.0157
catalog number
2009.0157.01
subject
Military
Transportation
Industry & Manufacturing
Fishing
event
The Emergence of Modern America
See more items in
Work and Industry: Maritime
Exhibition
On the Water
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
U. S. Shipping Board Emergency Corp.
Publication title
On the Water online exhibition
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater

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