Patent #2,341,866, awarded to Higgins on February 15, 1944.
"Boats are built under this patent by twenty-two different builders throughout the United States. Andrew J. Higgins gave the Navy permission to have these craft built in the yards of other builders, without royalties to Higgins Industries, for the exclusive use of the Navy and our Allies, for the duration of the war only."
[from January-March, 1944 (p. 95)]
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