Category Archives: Plan Collections

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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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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Thayer, Horace Holden

Horace Holden Thayer papers, 1893–1943. 16 boxes, 1 folder (6.41 linear feet). About Horace Holden Thayer Horace Holden Thayer was a naval architect and marine engineer. His office was located in the Witherspoon Building, Philadelphia. Thayer was a graduate of … Continue reading

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Chapman and Co.

O.C. Chapman records, 1896–1955. 15 boxes (6.16 linear feet). About Chapman and Co. O.C. Chapman and Co., Consulting Engineers and Naval Architects, had offices located at 321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. About the collection The collection consists of plans and … Continue reading

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Hettinger Engine Company

Hettinger Engine Company engine plans, 1907–1916. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About Hettinger Engine Company Hettinger Engine Company was located in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The company was a primary manufacturer of gasoline engines used in various boats and dredges in … Continue reading

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Sandvik, Helge K.

Helge K. Sandvik collection of ships plans, 1948–1952. 1 box (0.66 linear feet). About the collection This collection consists of 21 plans for the tugboats Hornell and Marion. The plans were drawn by TAMS, Inc., Naval Architects and Engineers of … Continue reading

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RTC Shipbuilding Co. (Camden, N.J.)

RTC Shipbuilding Co. records, 1934–1965. 19 boxes, 5 folders (7.83 linear feet). About RTC Shipbuilding Co. In 1940, Leroy M. Robinson (president), George R. Taylor (Vice-president), and John P. Carson (secretary and treasurer) formed RTC Shipbuilding Company in Camden, New … Continue reading

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Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company

Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company records, 1916–1986. 12 boxes, 5 flat file drawers, 1 filing cabinet drawer, and several rolled plans (26 linear feet). About Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company The Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company was … Continue reading

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Cramp and Sons Ship and Engine Building Company collection

William Cramp and Sons Ship and Engine Building Company collection, 1872–1945. 102 boxes, 36 flat file drawers (42.86 linear feet). About Cramp and Sons William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Company of Philadelphia was founded in 1825 by William Cramp. When … Continue reading

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Lenthall

John Lenthall collection, 1790–1874. 2 boxes, 388 volumes, plus 25 flat file drawers (46.33 linear feet). About John Lenthall John Lenthall was born in Washington, DC, in 1807. He learned the trade of ship carpenter at the Washington Navy Yard … Continue reading

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