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A guide to the George G. Sharp (Firm) cargo ship design booklet, 1965
HDC1672 (SAFR 23835)  
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  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: George G. Sharp (Firm) cargo ship design booklet
    Date: 1965
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1672 (SAFR 23835)
    Creator: George G. Sharp (Firm)
    Physical Description: 1 item.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The George G. Sharp (Firm) cargo ship design booklet, 1965 (SAFR 23835, HDC 1672) is a bound volume of specifications and plans titled, "Preliminary design booklet cargo ship for Trans-Pacific Service, States Steamship Company." The collection has been processed to the item unit level.
    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

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    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.
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    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC1672 (SAFR 23835), George G. Sharp (Firm) cargo ship design booklet, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-02211
    Field collection

    Historical or Biographical Note

    In 1920, George Gillies Sharp, former Chief Surveyor of the American Bureau of Shipping, entered the private sector by opening a naval architectural firm in New York City. The George G. Sharp Company pioneered the modernization of ship fire control, and was commissioned by the Department of Commerce to design "standard types" of merchant ships, including the C4's. During WWII, the George G. Sharp Co. was heavily involved in the emergency shipbuilding program. The firm was officially incorporated in 1951.
    Historical information taken from the George G. Sharp Marine Systems Analysis and Design web site found at www.georgesharp.com

    Collection Scope and Content

    The George G. Sharp (Firm) cargo ship design booklet, 1965 (SAFR 23835, HDC 1672) is a bound volume of specifications and plans titled, "Preliminary design booklet cargo ship for Trans-Pacific Service, States Steamship Company." The collection has been processed to the item unit level.
    The cargo ship design booklet is divided into 3 sections: characteristics, outline specifications, and plans.

    Collection Arrangement

    1 volume in 1 folder

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Cargo ships
    Marine engineering--Designs and plans
    Ships plans
    George G. Sharp (Firm)
    States Steamship Company