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undated American Car & Foundry Co. photo

This American Car and Foundry Company press photo shows a 13-ton light tank being hoisted aboard a landing barge from a transport ship. ACF, a shipyard based in Wilmington, Delaware, won the Army-Navy Efficiency Award three times before 1943, and actually produced both the tank and the barge shown. The U.S. Navy lauded ACF for achieving high productivity and quality in constructing the numbers of specialized landing craft that were required for the invasion of Sicily.

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