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A guide to the President Taylor (passenger vessel) deck logbooks, 1941-1942
HDC0194 (SAFR 16474)  
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  • Title: President Taylor (passenger vessel) deck logbooks
    Date: 1941-1942
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0194 (SAFR 16474)
    Physical Description: 10 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: President Taylor (passenger vessel) deck logbooks consists of nine volumes and one other item.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.


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    Processing Note

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    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0194 (SAFR 16474), President Taylor (passenger vessel) deck logbooks, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was transferred from Golden Gate National Recreation Area to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    This finding aid does not have an agency history, biography, or historical note.

    Collection Scope and Content

    President Taylor (passenger vessel) deck logbooks consists of nine volumes and one other item.
    Volumes 1 and 4 concern voyages between Boston, Massachusetts and Honolulu, stopping in New York, Balboa, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Cristobal. W.S. Tyrell was a captain for the American President Lines. Volume 1 also contains a report of search. Volume 4 includes a letter to local inspectors from the captain regarding a collision between the PRESIDENT TAYLOR and the schooner PATAGONIA. Volumes 2 and 3 record voyages between Honolulu, Manila and Singapore also under W.S. Tyrell. Volume 3 contains two reports. Volumes 5 and 6 are for voyages between San Francisco and Honolulu under Captain A.W. Aitken. Volume 5 mentions blackouts, tanks and a naval submarine lookout. Volume 6 notes the birth of a baby boy at sea and a patrol bomber circling the convoy. Volumes 7, 8 and 9 are for voyages between San Francisco and Canton. In volume 8, the captain is Albert L. Herre. Volume 7 mentions the confinement of one ABS for mental illness and contains a report of engine room damages and other documents. This collection is available for use without restriction.

    Collection Arrangement

    All materials are arranged into four folders.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Death at sea
    Illness on shipboard
    crew lists