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Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Company

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  1. located in Mobile, Alabama, was one of the largest marine production facilities in the United States of America during the 20th century

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  2. Beginning operation in 1917, the shipyard is presently owned by Atlantic Marine, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida

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  3. During and after World War II, ADDSCO became the largest employer in southern Alabama, building Liberty ships, tankers and other vessels from the keel up, often at rapid speeds during the stateside war effort

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  4. Thousands made their way to Mobile to find work. 18,500 were employed by 1943 including 6,000 Africa-Americans. Racial equality was an ongoing problem at the shipyard following the war

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  5. Although addressed repeatedly by both management and trade unions a small race riot erupted forcing the temporary closing of the yard

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