Today’s parking lot view was taken at the Pusey and Jones Shipyard located in Wilmington, Delaware early in 1943 while the Cape Bon freighter was being readied for service at an outfitting dock. The lead image is a view containing an employee parking lot located outside of a fence and the gatehouse.
The second picture (below) is another view of the shipyard and seven 1942 and earlier automobiles that appear to have been owned by management employees.
The construction of the Cape Bon, a C-1-A freight ship at the Pusey and Jones Shipyard was finished early in 1943. The Freighter was operated by the Grace Lines and hauled cargo for four months before being converted into a World War II troopship late in 1943.
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