Hingham, Massachusetts was settled in 1633 by British colonists and became a town in 1635. Over the last 380 years, Hingham has become a destination for corporations, small businesses, homeowners, restaurants, and a summer vacation destination. It was also home to one of the most productive military naval yards in history.
From 1941 to 1944, the Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard produced 227 ships for the U.S. Navy to use in during World War II. The shipyard employed thousands of men and women who built battleships (Destroyer Escorts to be exact), troop transfer boats, and maintained the giant facility. The shipyard and the military contract helped bolster the local economy which had been devastated for over a decade because of the Great Depression.
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