A ship named after Willis Appleford Slater in New Orleans, Louisiana on 20 July 1944
A ship named after Willis Appleford Slater, an engineer who specialized in reinforced concrete. Official caption: "Restricted. Official U.S. Army Signal Corps Photo. 920-1-44. Publication prohibited unless authorized. When published credit line must read: 'Official U.S. Army Signal Corps Photo. Hull of reinforced concrete. Willis Slater at Congress Street Wharf--20 July 1944. It was planned to use this vessel for a training ship--but it was put back into active service and the Jeff Davis became a training ship in its place." New Orleans, Louisiana.