Walsh-Kaiser Co., Inc.
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Walsh-Kaiser Co., Inc. was a shipyard in Providence, Rhode Island. It was built during World War II and financed by the Maritime Commission as part of the country's emergency shipbuilding program.
It was originally operated by Rheem Manufacturing, a company with no previous shipbuilding expertise. When Rheem had difficulty managing the yard, Kaiser Shipyards was retained to manage the operation.
It built 65 ships in all, about half of them attack cargo ships. At its peak, Walsh-Kaiser employed 21,000 people.
The yard, which was at Field's Point in Providence, was closed after the war.