Category Archives: Shipbuilding and Shipyards

Todd Shipyard Corporation

Todd Shipyard Corporation records, circa 1960s. 1 volume (0.08 linear feet). About Todd Shipyard Corporation Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation was founded in 1916 as the William H. Todd Corporation through the merger of Robins Dry Dock and Repair Company of … Continue reading

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United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation

United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation records, 1918–1919. 1 box (0.41 linear feet). About United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation On 16 April 1917 the U.S. Shipping Board incorporated the Emergency Fleet Corporation to build, own, and operate … Continue reading

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Ventnor Shipyard

Ventnor Shipyard records, 1941–1945. 3 boxes, 2 volumes (3.75 linear feet). About Ventnor Shipyard Ventnor Boat Works was founded by Adolph Apel in 1902. The company gained fame as builders of custom speed boats. At the beginning of World War … Continue reading

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Naval correspondence

Naval correspondence collection, 1831–1842. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About Naval correspondence The Board of Naval Commissioners was a United States Navy administrative body in existence from 1815 to 1842. The establishment of the Board of Navy Commissioners by act … Continue reading

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New York Shipbuilding Corporation

New York Shipbuilding Corporation records, 1895–1967. 6 boxes, 1 volume, plus 3 flat file drawers, 8 filing cabinet drawers, 1 large binder, 2 rolled plans, and 1 envelope (28.25 linear feet). Abstract Collection of photographs, photograph albums and specification books … Continue reading

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New York Shipbuilding Corporation (ISM collection)

Independent Seaport Museum collection on New York Shipbuilding Corporation, 1919–1964. 4 boxes, 1 volume, and 1 flat box (1.5 linear feet). Abstract The New York Shipbuilding Corporation (NYS) was founded in 1899 by Henry G. Morse (1850-1903), who served as … Continue reading

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New York Shipbuilding Corporation (Ward collection)

Ward collection of New York Shipbuilding Corporation material, 1919–1969. 6 boxes (2.5 linear feet). Abstract The New York Shipbuilding Corporation (NYS) was founded in 1899 by Henry G. Morse (1850-1903), who served as the company‚Äôs first president. The company held … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Naval Shipyard oral histories

Independence Seaport Museum collection of Philadelphia Naval Shipyard oral histories, 1993–1999. 6 containers (4.5 linear feet). About the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard oral history project The Philadephia Naval Shipyard Oral History Project consists of a series of fifteen interviews exploring the … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Railroad

Pennsylvania Railroad records , 1893–1959. Approximately 550 rolled plans (45.33 linear feet). About Pennsylvania Railroad The Pennsylvania Railroad was founded in 1846. Commonly referred to as the “Pennsy,” the Pennsylvania Railroad was headquartered in Philadelphia. The PRR was the largest … Continue reading

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Harlan & Hollingsworth Co.

Harlan & Hollingsworth records [based on the bio note and description, looks like this should be Bethlehem Steel Harlan Plant records, or something like that], 1917–1947. 1 box (0.16 linear feet). About Harlan & Hollingsworth Co. Harlan & Hollingsworth Co., … Continue reading

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