October 2, 2013

Fire up your foot

Richmond shipyard number Three assembly instructor Mike Dailey shows off his unorthodox welding position.
Richmond shipyard number Three assembly instructor Mike Dailey shows off his unorthodox welding position.

Even wartime shipyard workers had a sense of humor. The Permanente Metals newsletter Fore 'n' Aft for the four Richmond yards issue of June 23, 1944 posted this amusing photo with a caption:

Yard Three assembly 1-B instructor Mike Dailey shows off his welding position. "S'easy," says Mike. "And you sure get out the footage that way."

Mike demonstrated his technique to welders competing in the Yard Three June welding contest. Now all the welders are asking for instructions.