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Guide to the San Diego Harbor Pilots Collection MS 233
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Pilot Log, 1888-1907, 1966 January 18

Scope and Content

The pilot’s log are photostats, as well as preservation copies, ranging from 1888 to 1907. From 1888-1902, the ships are listed according to the ship movement in chronological order. The columns include nation, rig, ship name, tonnage, cargo, from, to, ship’s captain, pilot, date, days out. The columns from and to refer to the ship’s last port of call (when entering the harbor) and her next port of call (when departing). The last pages for 1902 and 1907 are photostats of U.S. Customs boarding books and include the ship’s arrival, rig, ship name, ship’s captain, number of days out, last port of call, and type of cargo. The most common type of rigs present were ship, barks, and barkentines.

Entries of interest:

Lady Elizabeth (page 1)
P. J. Carleton (page 6)
Hiyei (page 12)
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Pilot Log (bound), 1942 June 28-1943 December 31

Scope and Content

Entries are organized chronologically. Financial calculations are recorded at the end of each month. The columns include: month, day, ship name, draft and/or tonnage, type of ship’s movement, day of payment, pilot, and total charge.

Entries of interest:

SS Ewing Young (page 12)
USS Waters (page 48)
MS Brastagi (page 103)
USS New Orleans (pages 116-118)
USS Cowell (page 126)
USS Gunston Hall (pages 164-166, 169-170, 172, 177)
Box-folder 1:3

Pilot Log (bound), loose materials, 1943 October-November and undated

Includes:

Photograph of USS General George M. Randall with harbor pilot
Box-folder 1:4

"Log. San Diego Bar Pilots," 1943 November 12-1944 May 31

Scope and Content

Entries are organized chronologically. The date is written across the page with the day’s activities written below. The columns include: type of ship’s movement, ship name, draft, and pilot.

Entries of interest:

USS Aquarius (November 25, 1943)
USS Gunston Hall (December 2, 3, 6, 15, 17, 22, and 31, 1943; January 1, 4, 12, and 13, 1944)
USS Hornet (February 27 and 29, 1944)
HMS Arbiter (April 9, 13, 14, and 17, 1944)
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"San Diego Pilot Log, CAPT Harry Krog," 1945 January 1-June 30

Scope and Content

Entries are grouped by the ship’s name under a particular month and are in general chronological order. The month and year are written at the top of the pages. The columns include: day, pilot, ship name with hull number, date billed, tonnage, draft, type of ship’s movement, total charge, and day of payment.

Entries of interest:

USS Bennington (page 1)
USS Bellatrix (pages 2, 46, 49, 55, 60, 74-75, 84, 89, 92, 98, 100, 104, 108, 115, 117, 123-124, 133, 136, 140)
HMS Rajah (pages 19, 88, 103, 132)
USS Casablanca (pages 37, 61, 119)
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"San Diego Pilot Log, CAPT Harry Krog," loose materials, undated

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"Pilot's Ledger 1946," 1946 January 1-December 31

Scope and Content

Entries are grouped by the ship’s name under a particular month and are in general chronological order. The month and year are written at the top of the pages. The columns include: day, pilot, ship name with hull number, date billed, tonnage, draft, type of ship’s movement, total charge, and day of payment.

Entries of interest:

USS Shangri-La (pages 2, 11, 18, 20, 25, 28, 51, 54, 61, 64, 69, 73, 105, 111, 120, 121)
USS Gunston Hall (pages 16, 47, 121, 128)
USS Lexington (pages 32, 35, 39, 40, 78)
SS Middlesex Victory (pages 42, 85, 116)
USS Colahan (page 103)
Box-folder 1:8

"Pilot's Ledger 1946," loose materials, 1946 and undated

Includes:

Monthly Accounts by Jobs (January to June 1946)
Finance Sheets for 1946
Box-folder 1:9

Pilot Monthly Reports, 1942 November-December

Entries of interest:

USS Long Island in November and December 1942 reports
USS President Monroe in November 1942 report
MS Japara in December 1942 report
Box-folder 1:10

Receipts, 1943-1945 and undated

Includes:

San Diego War Chest
Box-folder 1:11

Miscellanea, undated

Includes:

Copy of survey request for the diesel vessel Pilot
Copy of "Bill of Sale of Enrolled Vessel" for the Star of India