Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
World War II Memorial
Dedicated to the gallant sailors of the U.S. Merchant Marine and the U.S. Navy Armed Guard, who sailed, fought and died on those famous Liberty Ships and other merchant ships of the U.S. Maritime Service. This community is forever grateful for their service and courage during this world conflict.
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, World II • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the US Navy Armed Guard series list.
Location. 31° 8.923′ N, 81° 29.833′ W. Marker is in Brunswick, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is at the intersection of Gloucester Street (State Highway 25) and Bay Street (U.S. 25/341) on Gloucester Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brunswick GA 31520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brunswick's "Liberty Ships" (here, next to this marker); Machen Square West (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jekyll Square West (about 600 feet away); Machen Square East (about 700 feet away); Bernice Echols GrantMachen Square East (about 700 feet away); Jekyll Square East (about 700 feet away); Liberty Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brunswick.
Also see . . .
1. Merchant Marine, Wikipedia Entry. The United States Merchant Marine refers to the fleet of US civilian-owned merchant ships—operated by either the government or the private sector, that are engaged in commerce or transportation of goods and services in and out of the navigable waters of the United States. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Liberty Ship. Eighteen American shipyards built 2,751 Liberties between 1941 and 1945, easily the largest number of ships produced to a single design. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. American Merchant Marine at War. Includes a list of those built in Brunswick... Liberty ships were nicknamed "ugly ducklings" by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,102 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.