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A guide to the Joseph M. McBride papers, 1921-1947
HDC0529 (SAFR 18577)  
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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: Joseph M. McBride papers
    Date: 1921-1947
    Date (bulk): 1941-1947
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0529 (SAFR 18577)
    Physical Description: 150 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Joseph M. McBride papers (SAFR 18577, HDC 0529) consists of reference materials and papers generated or collected by McBride while working as the Chief Engineer aboard eight different USAT ships from aproximately 1940 to 1947.
    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], HDC0529 (SAFR 18577), Joseph M. McBride papers, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    SAFR-02202
    This collection was transferred from Golden Gate National Recreation Area to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Joseph M. McBride served as the Chief Engineer aboard eight different vessels of the U.S. merchant fleet during and immediately after World War II.
    From December 1940 until May 1941 McBride served on the USAT HENRY ALLEN (APA-15) (built 1920, Harris class attack transport), from July to August 1942 on the USAT MAUI (built 1917, troop transport), in October 1942 on the troop transport USAT ERNEST HINDS, formerly the SANTA TERESA (built 1918, passenger liner), and from November 1942 to April 1945 he served his longest tour onboard the USAT HOWELL COBB (533) (built 1943, liberty ship). In February 1946, he served on the USAT U.S. GRANT (AP-29), formerly the KONIG WILHELM II, (Built 1907, troop transport), from February to September 1946 he served on the USAT FRED C. AINSWORTH (T-AP-181) (built 1943, troop transport), from October 1946 until May 1947 he served on the USAT GENERAL A.W. GREELEY (AP-141) (built 1944, troop transport) and in November 1947 he served on the USAT GENERAL W.G. HAHN (AP-158) (built 1945, troop transport). As the highest ranking officer in the engineering departments of these ships McBride maintained a collection of publications, logs and training material, and also wrote repair requests and filled out requisition paperwork.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Joseph M. McBride papers (SAFR 18577, HDC 0529) consists of reference materials and papers generated or collected by McBride while working as the Chief Engineer aboard eight different USAT ships from aproximately 1940 to 1947.
    The collection includes lists of engineering discrepencies for repair, correspondence and directions to his subordinate engineers, personal papers and medical information, notes used for training crewmembers, blank forms used for routine watchstanding use, blank log forms, and requisition forms.The collection also includes large drawings of engine room piping and machinery layouts of Liberty Ships built at the Permanente Shipyards in Richmond, California from 1940 through 1944.

    Collection Arrangement

    Collection housed in 14 folders arranged thematically by subject matter and size.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Merchant marine--United States
    McBride, Joseph M.
    United States. Army Transport Service
    Fort Mason (Calif.)
    Mechanical engineering
    Engineering drawings
    Ships--Maintenance and repair
    Technical drawings