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A guide to the Vessel plans and chart, 1934-1953
HDC1673 (SAFR 23836)  
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  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Vessel plans and chart
    Date: 1934-1953
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1673 (SAFR 23836)
    Creator: Garden, William

    Underhill, Harold A.
    Physical Description: 8 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The vessel plans and chart, 1934-1953 (HDC 1673, SAFR 23836) is comprised of a 6 sheet plans set for LEON (built 1880; brigantine), a plan for a topsail schooner, and a World War II era stream drift chart. The collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restrictions.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

    Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

    Processing Note

    The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
    Please cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC1673 (SAFR 23836), Vessel plans and chart, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-02211
    Field collection

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Biography: William Garden was born in Calgary, Canada in 1918 and moved with his family to Oregon in 1924 and then to Seattle, WA. Garden was a naval architect and a prolific designer of yachts and other vessels. He authored two books, Yacht designs and Yacht designs II.
    Source: Mystic Seaport website, http://library.mysticseaport.org/manuscripts/Garden.cfm (last accessed 7/26/2013)
    Agency history: Sebastian Cermeno (freighter: Liberty vessel) was hit on the port side with two torpedoes from U-511 on June 27, 1943.
    Source: http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/2965.html

    Collection Scope and Content

    The vessel plans and chart, 1934-1953 (HDC 1673, SAFR 23836) is comprised of a 6 sheet plans set for LEON (built 1880; brigantine), a plan for a topsail schooner, and a World War II era stream drift chart. The collection has been processed to the collection level and is open for use without restrictions.
    The 6 sheet ships architectural plans set for LEON (built 1880; brigantine) was drawn by Harold A. Underhill and includes: sail and rigging plan; lines for scale model; general arrangement drawing; spar and rigging details; detail of deck fittings; and construction detail for 1/8 inch scale plank built model. The single ships architectural plan is a diazotype drawing for a 60 foot x 19 foot topsail schooner by William Garden for Captain Alfred Gronlund and includes an outboard profile, sail plan, general arrangement and deck plan. The plan measures 81 cm x 89 cm (32 x 35 inches) (see separation sheet). The World War II era stream drift chart is annotated in pencil with a report of a ship being torpedoed and sinking and 5 lifeboats launched; the July 14, 1943 entry tells of spotting of a patrol plane "after 18 days in the life boat"; and the rescue by an Australian destroyer (see separation sheet).

    Collection Arrangement

    8 items in 1 folder

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ship models
    Cargo ships
    World War, 1939-1945--naval operations
    Yacht building
    Underhill, Harold A.
    Garden, William
    Diazotypes
    Navigation charts