Category Archives: Naval Architecture

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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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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Brownlee, Edward G.

Edward G. Brownlee papers, 1930–1992. 4 boxes (1.5 linear feet). About Edward G. Brownlee Edward G. Brownlee (1911-2005) conducted extensive research into the history of ships and shipping in the Mid-Atlantic region. About the collection This collection is scheduled to … 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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John Adams (Frigate)

John Adams (Frigate) specifications, undated. 1 volume (0.08 linear feet). About the collection This volume lists the hull dimensions and distance between masts of USS John Adams, and includes a small sketch of the ship. Only one page of the … 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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Frigates and Sloops of War

Frigates and Sloops of War dimensions, undated. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Manuscript table of dimensions for a frigate of the first class and a sloop of war of the first class. Reference files Frigates, USN

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J.J. Henry Co.

J.J. Henry Co. records, 1954–1967. 2 boxes, plus 2 film reels (1.25 linear feet). About J.J. Henry Co. J.J. Henry Co., was a New York City naval architecture and marine engineering firm. The firm designed the naval icebreaker Glacier, and … Continue reading

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