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Women Help to Strengthen the Navy: Feminine Ship-Builders

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PRAISED FOR THEIR INDUSTRY AND OBEDIENCE: WOMEN WORKERS AT A NAVAL SHIP-BUILDING YARD.


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Women have undertaken the work of men, not only in munition-factories and lighter eccupations, bt even in the arduous work of ship-building. Thus they are taking a share in the constant increase of our naval power. Mr. H. W. Wilson, the well-known naval epert, wrote the other day after visiting the yards where new fleets are coming into being: “Everywhere we saw women at work-usually apparelled in trousers–nd


working .ery well. They are found to excel in the control of machinery which repeats the same movement. They can manage even better than men the Wading of turbines, a business that looked to me very delicate and difficult Their output is generally praised, and in all the yards . .. I did not bear a word against them. Their industry and obedience render them particularly valuable.”



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