Gadsden (motorship)
The Gadsden, a coastal type motorship fitted with heavy lift gear to handle railroad locomotives in government service, and Seacoral, Zeke-type Liberty ship (having four holds rather than the five common to most Liberty-type vessels), chartered for Alaska van freight service with the motorships Alaska Cedar and Alaska Spruce by Ocean Van Lines (successor to Ocean Ship Lines) and Ocean Tow, Inc. Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1952-53, H.W.McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle :Superior Publishing Company, 1966., p. 587.
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