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A guide to the Roger D. Lapham photograph collection, 1892-1956
P79-092a (SAFR 23379)  
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Boxes 1-11, Nitrate Storage

Series 1.  Vessels, 1892-1956 (bulk 1910-1945)

Extent: 493 photographs (933 physical forms: 144 nitrate negatives, 144 contact interpositives, 149 copy negatives, 41 safety negatives, 4 glass plate negatives, 437 black-and-white photographic prints, 6 black-and-white photographic postcards, 8 color photomechanical postcards)

Scope and Content Note

Primarily contains photographs of American-Hawaiian Steamship Company vessels from 1910-1945 including ALABAMAN (built 1921; freighter), AMERICAN (built 1916; freighter), CALIFORNIAN (built 1922; freighter), CAROLINIAN (built 1921; freighter), COLUMBIAN (built 1913; freighter), FLORIDIAN (built 1921; freighter), HENRY DEARBORN (built 1942; cargo vessel: Liberty ship), HONOLULAN (built 1921; freighter), KANSAN (built 1918; freighter), MEXICAN (built 1906; freighter), MISSOURIAN (built 1922; freighter), OHIOAN (built 1914; freighter), PENNSYLVANIAN (built 1913; freighter) and VIRGINIAN (built 1903; freighter), among others. The vessels are underway, at dock, and under repair.
There are some photographs of the first American-Hawaiian vessels including AMERICAN (built 1900; freighter), CALIFORNIAN (built 1900; freighter), ALASKAN (built 1902; freighter), ARIZONAN (built 1902; freighter), NEBRASKAN (built 1902; freighter) and TEXAN (built 1902; freighter). This Series also includes vessels that were part of subsidiary companies of American-Hawaiian, including the Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company (O&O), a company jointly purchased by American-Hawaiian and Matson Navigation Company in 1928. O&O was in operation until 1938, at which point the vessels were dispersed between the two companies. There are also photographs of vessels that were part of the Williams Line, which American-Hawaiian purchased in 1929, and the Williams Steamship Corporation, which American-Hawaiian established after purchasing the Williams Line. Some of the vessels that were part of the subsidiary fleets include GOLDEN HORN (built 1919; freighter), GOLDEN PEAK (built 1919; freighter), GOLDEN RIVER (built 1918; freighter), GOLDEN STAR (built 1919; freighter), GOLDEN WALL (built 1920; freighter), WILLBORO (built 1920; freighter), WILLHILO (built 1919; freighter), WILLPOLO (built 1919; freighter) and WILLZIPO (built 1920; freighter).
This Series contains photographs of a few other vessels whose connection to American-Hawaiian and its subsidiary companies is unclear, which can be found in File Unit 73.

Series 1 also contains photographs of the following people:

  • Chief Engineer Adair (Item 456);
  • Captain C.E.A. Anderson (Items 472, 473);
  • Commodore George W. Bauer (Items 264, 326, 327, 433, 434, 472, 479, 486, 539);
  • Chief Engineer of GOLDEN STAR J.E. Blake (Item 110);
  • Captain C.H. Bruun (Items 326-328);
  • Vice President Cushing (Item 328);
  • 2nd Officer A.M. Evjenth (Item 110);
  • Marine Superintendent Kane (Items 326, 328);
  • Roger Lapham (Item 328);
  • Captain Ole Lee (commander of GOLDEN STAR) (Item 110);
  • 3rd Officer M.L. Morrow (Item 110);
  • Chief Officer A.M. Petersen (Item 110);
  • Operating Manager T.G. Plant (Items 326, 328);
  • Commander Reichmuth (Items 265, 326);
  • Captain Orrick Rogers (commander of KANSAN) (Items 432-434);
  • Captain Edlebert Smith (Item 456);
  • Lt. Commander Tooze (Items 265, 326);
  • Chief Engineer of COLUMBIAN (built 1913; freighter) (Items 326, 328).

Arrangement

Arranged into 72 File Units alphabetically by vessel name. File Unit 73 contains other vessels whose connection to American-Hawaiian and its subsidiary companies is unclear.
Box 4, Box 7, Box 10

File Unit 01.  Alabaman (built 1921; freighter), 1936-1947

Extent: 14 photographs (18 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 copy negative, 17 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel in drydock at Moore Dry Dock, Oakland, California, and underway and in the stream on the Willamette River, Oregon.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1921 and named CATHAY. In 1922, she was sold to Dollar Steamship Line Inc. (Robert Dollar Co. Inc., managers), and renamed DIANA DOLLAR. In 1935, she was transferred to Dollar Terminal Steamship. Co. Inc., San Francisco. In 1936, she was sold to American-Hawaiian Steamship Company and renamed ALABAMAN. In 1947, she was sold to Nortuna Shipping Co. Inc. (Naess, Mejlaender & Co. Inc., New York, NY, USA, managers), Panama, and renamed NOREGA. In 1949, she was sold to Societa Anonima Importazione Carboni e Navegazione, Savona, Italy and renamed ARMONIA. On March 3, 1959, ARMONIA arrived at Osaka, Japan for demolition by Rinko Co. (Source: http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/arkansan-info)
Box 7

Item No. 251A and 251B.  Alabaman (built 1921; freighter) underway on the Willamette River, Oregon, view off starboard bow, close up views, 1936-1938

Extent: 2 photographs (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 3.75 x 6.25 in. "478" stamped on the back of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

There are two unique images here; they have been numbered P79-092a.251A and P79-092a.251B. CHARM (tugboat) is in the foreground. The prints were made in November 1938 (according to stamp on back). Items 251A, 251B, 252, 259A, 259B, and 260 were taken on the same day and show the vessel approaching the dock.
Box 7

Item No. 252.  Alabaman (built 1921; freighter) underway on the Willamette River, Oregon, view off starboard bow, 1936-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 6.25 in. "478" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

CHARM (tugboat) is in the foreground, towing a log raft. Union Pacific Railroad Dock sign is visible in the background. The print was made in November 1938 (according to stamp on back). Items 251A, 251B, 252, 259A, 259B, and 260 were taken on the same day and show the vessel approaching the dock.
Box 10

Item No. 253.  Alabaman (built 1921; freighter) in drydock at Moore Dry Dock, Oakland, California, view of a man welding the stern post, 1937 July

Creator/Collector: Gabriel Moulin Studios
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9.5 in. "24471" written on the back of the print. "Gabriel Moulin photo, July 6, 1937, S.F. Calif." stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is another man leaning on the rudder watching the welder.
Box 10

Item No. 254.  Alabaman (built 1921; freighter) in drydock at Moore Dry Dock, Oakland, California, view of men working on the stern post, 1937 July

Creator/Collector: Gabriel Moulin Studios
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9.5 in. "24469" written on the back of the print. "Gabriel Moulin photo, July 6, 1937, S.F. Calif." stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are several men working on the stern post, and several working on the rudder.
Box 10

Item No. 255.  Alabaman (built 1921; freighter) in drydock at Moore Dry Dock, Oakland, California, elevated view of the port quarter, 1937 July

Creator/Collector: Gabriel Moulin Studios
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9.5 in. "24468" written on the back of the print. "Gabriel Moulin photo, July 6, 1937, S.F. Calif." stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Several men can be seen working on the stern post below. ALABAMAN's life preserver ring is visible.
Box 7, Box 10

Item No. 256.  Alabaman (built 1921; freighter) in drydock at Moore Dry Dock, Oakland, California, view of men working on the stern post, 1937 July

Creator/Collector: Gabriel Moulin Studios
Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 5 x 7 in., (1) 7.5 x 9.5 in. One of the prints has dried glue on the back, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "24466" written on the back of one of the prints. "Gabriel Moulin photo, July 6, 1937, S.F. Calif." stamped on the back of one of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

Six men are in view: two are welding near the stern post, one is near the port side of the hull, and three others are standing near the propeller. The 5 x 7 in. print was previously misidentified as ALASKAN and assigned the Item number 287; this was rectified in April 2013.
Box 10

Item No. 257.  Alabaman (built 1921; freighter) in drydock at Moore Dry Dock, Oakland, California, view of two men welding the stern post, 1937 July

Creator/Collector: Gabriel Moulin Studios
Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 7.5 x 9.5 in. One of the prints has dried glue on the back, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "24470", "#8" and a 4 with a circle around it are written on the back of one of the prints. "Gabriel Moulin photo, July 6, 1937, S.F. Calif." and "Lewis A. Lapham, American-Hawaiian Steamship Co." stamped on the back of one of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

Propeller in view.
Box 10

Item No. 258.  Alabaman (built 1921; freighter) in drydock at Moore Dry Dock, Oakland, California, view of men working on the stern post, 1937 July

Creator/Collector: Gabriel Moulin Studios
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9.5 in. "24467" written on the back of the print. "Gabriel Moulin photo, July 6, 1937, S.F. Calif." stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Five men are in view, as well as the propeller.
Box 7

Item No. 259A and 259B.  Alabaman (built 1921; freighter) in the stream on the Willamette River, Oregon, bow view, 1936-1938

Extent: 2 photographs (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 3.75 x 6.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are two unique images here; they have been numbered P79-092a.259A and P79-092a.259B. The prints were made in November 1938 (according to stamp on back). Items 251A, 251B, 252, 259A, 259B, and 260 were taken on the same day and show the vessel approaching the dock. Items 259A, 259B, and 260 are very similar.
Box 7

Item No. 260.  Alabaman (built 1921; freighter) in the stream on the Willamette River, Oregon, bow view, 1936-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 6.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

The print was made in November 1938 (according to stamp on back). Items 251A, 251B, 252, 259A, 259B, and 260 were taken on the same day and show the vessel approaching the dock. Items 259A, 259B, and 260 are very similar.
Box 4, Box 10

Item No. 261.  Alabaman (built 1921; freighter) underway on the Willamette River, Oregon, port broadside view, 1936-1947

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.; 1 color tinted black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. One of the prints has dried glue all over the back, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "1669" written on the lower right hand corner of the front of both 8 x 10 in. prints. "Western Pictorial News Service, Portland Oregon" stamped on the back of both of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

The vessel is passing underneath a bridge.
Box 10

Item No. 262.  Alabaman (built 1921; freighter) in drydock at Moore Dry Dock, Oakland, California, view off starboard bow, 1937 July

Creator/Collector: Gabriel Moulin Studios
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9.5 in. "24472" written on the back of the print.
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 02.  Alaskan (built 1902; freighter), 1902-1927

Extent: 1 photograph (5 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 1 contact interpositive, 1 copy negative, 2 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel at dock.
Vessel History: The first American-Hawaiian vessel named ALASKAN was built in 1902 by Union Iron Works in San Francisco, California, for American-Hawaiian, and was the largest ship that had ever been launched into the Pacific Ocean. She was delivered on April 19, 1902. There was a large fire aboard ALASKAN in the summer of 1910. She was at the pier in San Diego, California, under the command of Captain Fred J. Bennett. The fire was in the No. 2 hold, burned for 3 weeks and was eventually put out. ALASKAN (built 1902) was chartered by the U.S. Navy on March 12 1918, and commissioned on March 23, 1918, as USS ALASKAN (ID-4542). She was decommissioned on August 5, 1919, and returned to her owners. She was sold to an Italian firm in 1927 and renamed MEMORE. The ship disappeared from the shipping registers in 1933 and was probably scrapped at about that time. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 97, 164; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Alaskan_%28ID-4542%29; http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-civil/civsh-a/alaskan.htm)
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 031.  Alaskan (built 1902; freighter) at dock, starboard broadside view, 1902-1927

Extent: 1 photograph (5 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 6.25 x 8.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 6.75 x 8.5 in.
Box 5, Box 8, Box 10

File Unit 03.  Alaskan (built 1918; freighter), 1928-1942

Extent: 2 photographs (6 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 5 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel discharging a motor boat for the Coast Guard Service and underway.
Vessel History: The second American-Hawaiian vessel named ALASKAN was built in 1918 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. at Sparrow Point, Maryland, and laid down as WAR JUPITER for TSC - The Shipping Controller (WWI), London, but completed as WHEATON for the U.S. Shipping Board. The vessel was purchased by American-Hawaiian Steamship Company in 1928 and renamed ALASKAN. On November 28, 1942, ALASKAN (commanded by Captain Edwin Earle Greenlaw) was sunk by U-172 (commanded by Carl Emmermann) by torpedoes and gunfire, East of Brazil in the Mid-Atlantic while en route from Port Said and Tale Bay for Paramaribo and the United States. (Sources: http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii; Pruner, J. M. "History of the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company by periods 1899 to 1936 inclusive: Williams Steamship Corporation and the Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company." December 1929; April 1937 [SFMNHP, HE753 A38 pam]; http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?162187)
Box 8

Item No. 286.  Alaskan (built 1918; freighter) discharging Point Adams, a 9 ton motor boat, for the Coast Guard Service, 1928-1942

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 3.5 x 5.5 in. Description of photograph, "#12" and "#134" written on the back of the prints. "3" stamped on the back of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

"POINT ADAMS" can be seen on the hull of the motor boat.
Box 5, Box 10

Item No. 289.  Alaskan (built 1918; freighter) underway, port broadside view, 1928-1942

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 8 x 10 in.; 3 black-and-white photographic prints: (2) 6.5 x 9.5 in., (1) 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are logs floating in the foreground. The vessel might be in the Pacific Northwest.
Box 2, Box 5, Box 7, Box 8, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 04.  American (built 1900; freighter), circa 1900s

Extent: 5 photographs (18 physical forms).
Physical Description: 4 nitrate negatives, 4 contact interpositives, 4 copy negatives, 5 black-and-white photographic prints, 1 black-and-white photographic postcard

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel docked, at anchor in the stream, and underway.
Vessel History: AMERICAN (built 1900; freighter) was one of the first four ships ordered by the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company after its formation in 1899. She was built by the Delaware River Iron Shipbuilding and Engine Works in Chester, Pennsylvania in 1900. She was launched on July 14, 1900, delivered on October 12, 1900, and sailed on her maiden voyage on October 30, 1900, in command of Captain George McDonald. Captain Morrison commanded the vessel on her second voyage. Captain M.P. Schermerhorn was master of AMERICAN (built 1900) for six years later on.
She was taken up for wartime service after the United States entered World War I in April 1917, and completed two round-trip voyages to France without incident. Shortly after the start of her third such voyage, under the command of Captain M.P. Schermerhorn, AMERICAN (built 1900) accidentally sunk the British steamship WESTGATE, when the two vessels collided one night off the banks of Newfoundland. She completed one more round trip in U.S. Navy service, sailing to Gibraltar after the Armistice in November. She returned to New York in February 1919, was decommissioned, and returned to American-Hawaiian.
AMERICAN (built 1900; freighter) resumed cargo service with American-Hawaiian after her return from naval service. In 1925, she was renamed HONOLULAN (the second A-H vessel to have this name) in order to free up the name for the newly purchased vessel named SANTA BARBARA, which took over the name AMERICAN. HONOLULAN (built 1900; freighter) was sold in 1926 and taken to Osaka, Japan, where she was broken up sometime after her arrival there in November that same year. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 93, 230)
Box 5, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 030.  American-Hawaiian Steamship Company advertisement featuring American (built 1900; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, 1899-1900

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are two other vessels in the background. The advertisement has "American-Hawaiian Steamship Company. Regular Service between New York-San Francisco-Honolulu" written underneath the image of the vessels. "Williams, Dimond and Company" is on the lower right corner. "Flint, Dearborn & Co." is on the lower left corner, which indicates that this advertisement was created between 1899 and 1900, since Flint, Dearborn and Co. changed to Dearborn and Lapham in 1900.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 122.  American (built 1900; freighter) docked, bow view, circa 1900s

Extent: 1 photograph (6 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 4.75 in.; 3 black-and-white photographic prints, 3.25 x 4.5 in. "#164" written and "68" stamped on the back of one of the photographic prints.

Scope and Content Note

There is lumber in the foreground. There are train tracks on the starboard side of the vessel.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 123.  American (built 1900; freighter) at anchor in the stream, port broadside view, circa 1900s

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 4 x 5 in.; 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 4.25 in.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 124.  American (built 1900; freighter) docking in New York, bow view, 1900 October

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.75 x 6 in., mounted to a piece of cardboard of the same size. "Original 'American' docking to load at New York, Oct 1900" written on the back of the cardboard.

Scope and Content Note

There are several people on the dock next to the vessel.
Box 8

Item No. 312.  American (built 1900; freighter) docked in South Bend, Washington, starboard broadside view, circa 1900s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Postcard was sent on May 26, 1915, to Grace Shanahan in Oakland, California, from her sister.
Box 1, Box 8, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 05.  American (built 1916; freighter), 1925-1942

Extent: 13 photographs (15 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 1 contact interpositive, 1 copy negative, 12 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel docked and underway, and a few taken on board.
Vessel History: The second American-Hawaiian vessel named AMERICAN was built in 1916 by William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for Grace Line Inc. (W. R. Grace & Co.) and named SANTA BARBARA. American-Hawaiian Steamship Company purchased SANTA BARBARA in July 1925 and renamed her AMERICAN. AMERICAN (built 1916), commanded by Captain Robert M. Pierce, was sunk by German submarine U-504 (commanded by Hans-Georg Friedrich "Fritz" Poske) on June 11, 1942, off Honduras in the Western Caribbean. (Source: http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii)
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 037.  American (built 1916; freighter) near a pier, with a deckload of cargo, view off port bow, 1925-1942

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 6.25 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 6.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Several men can be seen on board the vessel.
Box 10

Item No. 305.  American (built 1916; freighter) pierside, looking up at the starboard bow, 1925-1942

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.75 x 8.5 in. "932 A" written on the back of the print.
Box 10

Item No. 306.  American (built 1916; freighter) at dock in San Francisco, California, with cargo suspended in the air, late 1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 8.5 in. "932 C" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Looking up at the vessel from below. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is overhead. This image is very similar to Item 315.
Box 10

Item No. 307.  American (built 1916; freighter) underway, view off starboard bow, 1925-1942

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.25 x 9.25 in. The print has dried glue and paper on the back, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph likely taken from another vessel in the water, as the view is looking up at AMERICAN.
Box 10

Item No. 308.  View of the deck house and part of the funnel on board American (built 1916; freighter), 1925-1942

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is also a flag flying from the line and there are several ventilator cowls in view. The nameboard is visible on the deck house. This photograph is a closer view of Item 309.
Box 10

Item No. 309.  View of the deck house, part of the funnel and several lifeboats on board American (built 1916; freighter), 1925-1942

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is also a flag flying from the line and there are several ventilator cowls in view. The nameboard is visible on the deck house. This photograph is a more distant view of Item 308.
Box 8

Item No. 310.  American (built 1916; freighter) moored at a pier with a deckload of cargo, view off starboard bow, 1925-1942

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 4.25 in. "G" written on the back of the print.
Box 10

Item No. 311.  American (built 1916; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, 1925-1942

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 6.5 x 8.5 in. A small area on the front of the print is missing. The print has some black paper on the back, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "American, ex Santa Barbara, Built 1916, Purchased July 22, 1925" written on the back of the print.
Box 10

Item No. 313.  A ship's officer signaling and a deckhand tossing a line on board American (built 1900; freighter), 1938 Summer

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 6.5 x 8.5 in. There is a small triangle cut out of the print. "William [Shoeb], American, Summer 1938, 11192" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

View looking up at the vessel. One of the men is William Shoeb (spelling?).
Box 8

Item No. 314.  American (built 1916; freighter) moored at a pier, view off port bow, 1925-1942

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 4.25 in. "7" stamped on the back of the print.
Box 10

Item No. 315.  American (built 1916; freighter) at dock in San Francisco, California, with cargo suspended in the air and a man on board looking down at the photographer, late 1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 8.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Looking up at the vessel from below. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is overhead. This image is very similar to Item 306.
Box 10

Item No. 316.  American (built 1916; freighter) at dock in San Francisco, California, with cargo suspended in the air and a man on board looking down at the dock, late 1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 8.5 in. "392 B" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Looking up at the vessel from below. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is overhead. This image is very similar to Item 317.
Box 10

Item No. 317.  American (built 1916; freighter) at dock in San Francisco, California, underneath the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, late 1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 8.5 in. "932 F" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Looking up at the vessel from below. There are several men in the foreground and several visible on board the vessel, one with a pipe in his mouth. This image is very similar to Item 316.
Box 1, Box 2, Box 5, Box 7, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 06.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter), 1902-1928

Extent: 20 photographs (55 physical forms).
Physical Description: 14 nitrate negatives, 14 contact interpositives, 15 copy negatives, 1 safety negative, 10 black-and-white photographic prints, 1 black-and-white photographic postcard

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel docked and underway.
Vessel History: The first American-Hawaiian vessel named ARIZONAN was built in 1902 by Union Iron Works in San Francisco, California, for American-Hawaiian. She was launched in 1902, completed in early 1903, and delivered to American-Hawaiian on March 23, 1903. She was one of the first commercial vessels to use the Panama Canal in August 1914, along with the American-Hawaiian vessels MISSOURIAN and PENNSYLVANIAN, and PLEIADES of the Luckenbach Line.
After the United States entered World War I in 1917, ARIZONAN came under the control of the U.S. Shipping Board, which placed her in service under a United States Army account with a U.S. Navy Naval Armed Guard detachment aboard. She was acquired by the U.S. Navy on August 10, 1918, commissioned on August 14, 1918, and decommissioned on September 29, 1919. She was returned to American-Hawaiian, and then sold to Japanese ownership in 1927 or 1928. She disappears from mercantile records soon after that, indicating that she might have been scrapped in the late 1920s. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, page 193; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Arizonan_%28ID-4542A%29)
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 029.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, 1923-1928

Creator/Collector: Brown, H.M.
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 6.25 x 8.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "223" written in the lower right hand corner of the contact interpositive and copy negative. "H.M. Brown Photographer, 550=4th St. Portland, Ore. Phone Beacon 1784" stamped on the back of the print. Brown was a commercial photographer in Portland, Oregon, from 1923 to the early 1930s.
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 032.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) at dock, view off port bow, 1902-1928

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a man standing on the dock next to the vessel. Items 032, 126, 127 and 132 were taken in the same location, on the same day.
Box 1, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 033.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) at anchor with lumber cargo on board, view off port quarter, 1902-1928

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 5.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 5.5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Several men can be seen on board the vessel. Items 033 and 125 were taken in the same location, likely on the same day.
Box 1, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 034.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) underway in San Francisco, California, port broadside view, 1902-1928

Creator/Collector: Swadley Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 6.75 x 9.75 in. "Swadley San Francisco" embossed on the lower right hand corner of the 8 x 10 in. print. The print has some black paper on the back, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "Original Arizonan" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a steamship or ferry in the background.
Box 1, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 035.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) underway, view off starboard quarter, 1926 October

Creator/Collector: Swadley Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (6 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 2 copy negatives, 5 x 7 in.; 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. "Swadley San Francisco" embossed on the lower right hand corner of one of the 8 x 10 in. prints.

Scope and Content Note

There is an American flag on the stern of the vessel and a man standing nearby. There are also several seagulls swooping down behind the vessel near the waterline.
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 036.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) underway in San Francisco, California, port broadside view, 1902-1928

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 125.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) at anchor with cargo on board, stern view, 1902-1928

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Several men can be seen on board the vessel. Items 033 and 125 were taken in the same location, likely on the same day.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 126.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) at dock, view off port bow, 1902-1928

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are several men hanging from ropes on the vessel. There is cargo on the dock near the vessel. Items 032, 126, 127 and 132 were taken in the same location, on the same day.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 127.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) at dock, view off starboard bow, 1902-1928

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

KETCHIKAN (tugboat) is towing a barge in the foreground. Items 032, 126, 127 and 132 were taken in the same location, on the same day.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 128.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) at dock, view off port quarter, 1902-1928

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are men either loading or unloading cargo.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 129.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) underway, view off port bow, 1902-1928

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 130.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) underway, broadside view, 1902-1928

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.
Box 2, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 131.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) underway, port broadside view, 1902-1928

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 9.5 in. "Original Arizonan" written on the back of the print.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 132.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) at dock, view off starboard bow, 1902-1928

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a wooden structure in the foreground, obscuring parts of the view of the vessel. Items 032, 126, 127 and 132 were taken in the same location, on the same day.
Box 10

Item No. 263.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) standing off South Pier 1 at the Port of Seattle, Washington, view off starboard bow, 1902-1928

Creator/Collector: Webster & Stevens
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9.5 in. "Webster & Stevens, Commercial Photographers, 436 Arcade Annex, Seattle, Washington" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

"PORT OF SEATTLE, SOUTH PIER 1, AMERICAN-HAWAIIAN S.S. CO." written on the building on the pier. There is a fishing vessel next to the pier (possibly named GESPATCH of Tacoma).
Box 7

Item No. 266.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) at dock, starboard broadside view, 1902-1928

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.75 x 5.75 in. There is black paper on the back of the print, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "S/S ARIZONAN" written on the upper left corner on the front of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a 3-masted square rigged vessel in the background.
Box 7

Item No. 267.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) approaching Pier 175 in Wilmington, California, view off port bow, 1925 May 17

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in. There is grey paper on the back of the print, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "Arizonan approaching Pier 175, Wilmington, Sunday 5/17/25" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are two tugboats assisting ARIZONAN. There are several men standing on the pier on the right side of the photograph.
Box 7

Item No. 268.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) underway in the stream, starboard broadside view, 1914

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Box 10

Item No. 270.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) underway in San Francisco Bay, California, port broadside view, 1926 October

Creator/Collector: Swadley Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.75 x 9.5 in. The photograph is slightly out of focus. "Swadley, San Francisco" embossed on the lower left corner of the front of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is an unidentified 4-masted schooner on the left.
Box 5

Item No. 271.  Arizonan (built 1902; freighter) underway with hundreds of people on board, starboard broadside view, 1918 August 14-1919 September 29

Creator/Collector: National Photo Service, Inc.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 8 x 10 in. "U.S.S. ARIZONAN" and "Copyright National Photo Service, Inc. N.Y." written on the front of the photograph. "29819" and "7/18/38" are written on the side of the safety negative.

Scope and Content Note

The caption on the front of the photograph says "U.S.S. ARIZONAN," which indicates that this is a photograph of the vessel during her time with the U.S. Navy from 1918-1919.
This safety negative was in an envelope that said "1st ARIZONAN." However, the date "7/18/38" is written on the safety negative, which would indicate that this is a photograph of the second ARIZONAN (the first was scrapped in the late 1920s). However, it is possible that this date is incorrect or doesn't refer to when the original photograph was taken (it might refer to when this safety negative was made). The date conflicts with the image's caption and the envelope housing the negative.
Box 1, Box 3, Box 7, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 07.  Arizonan (built 1920; freighter), 1930-1933

Extent: 9 photographs (26 physical forms).
Physical Description: 7 nitrate negatives, 7 contact interpositives, 7 copy negatives, 5 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains aerial photographs of the vessel underway in the Panama Canal and views on board the vessel on the occasion of raising the Naval Reserve flag in San Francisco, California.
Vessel History: The second American-Hawaiian vessel named ARIZONAN was built in 1920 by Sun Shipbuilding Co. in Chester, Pennsylvania, for the Emergency Fleet Corporation, and named CONSHOHOCKEN. She was launched on January 31 and had a successful trial trip on March 19, 1920. In 1921, she was renamed WILLHILO and was part of the Williams Line fleet. She was purchased by American-Hawaiian in 1929 and renamed ARIZONAN. Captain Harold W. Dowling continued to command the vessel after she was renamed. In 1946, the vessel was renamed NORTUNA and she was scrapped in 1959. (Sources: http://shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/1major/inactive/sun.htm; American Shipping. New York, N. Y, 1920. Print. Page 60; Pruner, J. M. "History of the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company by periods 1899 to 1936 inclusive: Williams Steamship Corporation and the Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company." December 1929. April 1937 [SFMNHP, HE753 A38 pam])
Box 1, Box 7, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 039.  Aerial view of Arizonan (built 1920; freighter) underway in the Panama Canal while hauling on Mamei Curve, view off starboard bow, 1933 January 30

Extent: 1 photograph (5 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.; 2 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 5 x 7 in., (1) oval shaped, 9.13 in. wide. The oval shaped print has dried glue and paper on the back, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "1" written on the back of the 5 x 7 in. print.

Scope and Content Note

1 of 7. There is a photocopy on American-Hawaiian Steamship Company letterhead in the collection file that gives descriptive information for Items 039, 040, 237-241 (pictures taken of SS ARIZONAN voyage 17W January 30, 1933, through the Panama Canal). For this photograph, it says: "Picture number one. Taken while hauling on Mamei Curve, with Darion Radio Towers in the background. Note railroad with high tension wires, also Gas Channel Buoys #71 and #73 astern and wake of vessel while rounding Islands coming off San Pablo Reach."
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 040.  Aerial view of Arizonan (built 1920; freighter) underway in the Panama Canal, off of Mamei Point, starboard broadside view, 1933 January 30

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

2 of 7. There is a photocopy on American-Hawaiian Steamship Company letterhead in the collection file that gives descriptive information for Items 039, 040, 237-241 (pictures taken of SS ARIZONAN voyage 17W January 30, 1933, through the Panama Canal). For this photograph, it says: "Picture number two. Taken off Mamei Point. Note Channel Gas Buoy #76 right under House and Naval Reserve Flags. Spar buoy in the foreground."
Box 3, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 237.  Aerial view of Arizonan (built 1920; freighter) underway in the Panama Canal, at the entrance of Gamboa Reach, starboard broadside view, 1933 January 30

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

4 of 7. There is a photocopy on American-Hawaiian Steamship Company letterhead in the collection file that gives descriptive information for Items 039, 040, 237-241 (pictures taken of SS ARIZONAN voyage 17W January 30, 1933, through the Panama Canal). For this photograph, it says: "Picture number four. Taken on entrance of Gamboa Reach, with Gamboa Reach Gas Buoys #78 and #83 off each quarter. Note Gamboa Reach Gas Buoys #80 and #85 ahead off each bow. Railroad with high tension wires along port shore."
Box 3, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 238.  Aerial view of Arizonan (built 1920; freighter) underway in the Panama Canal, while on Mamei Curve, starboard broadside view, 1933 January 30

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

5 of 7. There is a photocopy on American-Hawaiian Steamship Company letterhead in the collection file that gives descriptive information for Items 039, 040, 237-241 (pictures taken of SS ARIZONAN voyage 17W January 30, 1933, through the Panama Canal). For this photograph, it says: "Picture number five. Taken abreast Gamboa Reach Range Towers, while on Mamei Curve. Note white towers on shore, also railroad and high tension wires along shore." There is an airplane wing in the foreground (photo taken from airplane).
There were 3 prints erroneously assigned the Item number 238 (they were photographs of ALASKAN); these were actually the same image as Item 289, and the prints have been included with Item 289.
Box 3, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 239.  Aerial view of Arizonan (built 1920; freighter) underway in the Panama Canal, in Mamei Curve, starboard broadside view, 1933 January 30

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 5 x 7 in. "3" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

3 of 7. There is a photocopy on American-Hawaiian Steamship Company letterhead in the collection file that gives descriptive information for Items 039, 040, 237-241 (pictures taken of SS ARIZONAN voyage 17W January 30, 1933, through the Panama Canal). For this photograph, it says: "Picture number three. Taken abreast Beacon #81 while in Mamei Curve. Note railroad with high tension wires along port shore. Lakes formed by fill in for railroad bed."
Box 3, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 240.  Aerial view of Arizonan (built 1920; freighter) underway in the Panama Canal, on Gamboa Reach, view off starboard bow, 1933 January 30

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

7 of 7. There is a photocopy on American-Hawaiian Steamship Company letterhead in the collection file that gives descriptive information for Items 039, 040, 237-241 (pictures taken of SS ARIZONAN voyage 17W January 30, 1933, through the Panama Canal). For this photograph, it says: "Picture number seven. Taken in about same locality as picture number six but with a more head-on view. Note Gamboa Reach Range Towers white painted astern, also astern Beacon #81 and Channel Gas Buoys #78, #83, and #79 1/2."
Box 3, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 241.  Aerial view of Arizonan (built 1920; freighter) underway in the Panama Canal, on Gamboa Reach, view off starboard bow, 1933 January 30

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.

Scope and Content Note

6 of 7. There is a photocopy on American-Hawaiian Steamship Company letterhead in the collection file that gives descriptive information for Items 039, 040, 237-241 (pictures taken of SS ARIZONAN voyage 17W January 30, 1933, through the Panama Canal). For this photograph, it says: "Picture number six. Taken off Juan Grande Point while on Gamboa Reach. Note Channel Gas Buoys #78, #83, Beacon #81 and Front Range Tower of Gamboa Reach astern, also railroad and high tension wires on shore." Part of an airplane wing is visible on the right side of the photograph (photo taken from airplane).
Box 10

Item No. 264.  Eleven ships officers on board Arizonan (built 1920; freighter), on the occasion of raising the Naval Reserve flag, in San Francisco, California, 1930 October 27

Creator/Collector: Morton & Co.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.75 x 9.75 in. "October 27, 1930, Arizonan flag raising" written on the back of the print. "MORTON PHOTOGRAPHS, MORTON & CO. COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, 515 MARKET ST., SAN FRANCISCO" and "25639 2" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Commodore George W. Bauer is the fifth man from the left.
Box 10

Item No. 265.  Portrait of ships officers on board Arizonan (built 1920; freighter), on the occasion of raising the Naval Reserve flag, in San Francisco, California, 1930 October 27

Creator/Collector: Morton & Co.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.75 x 9.75 in. "Naval Reserve Flag raising aboard Arizonan at San Francisco, October 27, 1930. Commodore Bauer, Lt. Com [Yooze], Commander Reuhmuth" written on the back of the print. "ELLIOTT TAYLOR ADVERTISING, 447 SUTTER ST., SAN FRANCISCO" and "MORTON PHOTOGRAPHS, MORTON & CO. COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, 515 MARKET ST., SAN FRANCISCO" and "25639 3" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Thirteen men. According to information on the back of the print, Commodore Bauer, Lt. Commander [Yooze or Tooze], and Commander Reuhmuth [possibly Reichmuth] are among the men present.
Box 10

File Unit 08.  Arkansan (built 1921; freighter), 1936-1942

Extent: 2 photographs (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway and in drydock.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1921 by Kiangnan Shanghai for the U.S. Shipping Board and named CELESTIAL. In 1922, the Dollar Steamship Lines purchased the vessel and renamed her MARGARET DOLLAR. In 1936, she was purchased by American-Hawaiian and renamed ARKANSAN. On June 16, 1942, ARKANSAN (commanded by Captain Paul R. Jones) was torpedoed by German submarine U-126 (commanded by Captain Ernst Bauer) and sunk off Grenada in the Southeastern Caribbean. (Source: http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii)
Box 10

Item No. 303.  Arkansan (built 1921; freighter) underway, port broadside view, 1936-1942

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.25 x 9.25 in. The upper left corner of the print has been cut out and is missing. The print has dried glue and brown paper on the back, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time.
Box 10

Item No. 304.  Close up view of the hull of Arkansan (built 1921; freighter) in dry dock, showing damage after colliding with Knoxville City (freighter) in Los Angeles, California, 1939 September 19

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "SUNSET PHOTO & GIFT SHOP, 825 PACIFIC AVENUE, SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

KNOXVILLE CITY was an Isthmian Line vessel.
Box 7

File Unit 09.  Californian (built 1900; freighter), 1900 July

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel underway on a trial trip.
Vessel History: The first American-Hawaiian vessel named CALIFORNIAN was built in 1900 by Union Iron Works in San Francisco, California, and launched from the yard on May 12, 1900. She was delivered on July 3, 1900, to the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company of New York City. She was commanded by L.A. Carlisle circa 1907-1910. After the United States entered World War I, the U.S. Shipping Board acquired CALIFORNIAN for war service and transferred her to the U.S. Navy on May 13, 1918. The Navy commissioned her as USS CALIFORNIAN on May 14, 1918, with Lieutenant Commander D. Malman, USNRF, in command. CALIFORNIAN immediately loaded a cargo of coal, fuel oil, and general supplies for the American Expeditionary Force in France and departed on May 31, 1918, to join a convoy off New York City. On June 22, 1918, while proceeding through the Bay of Biscay under the command of Captain Daniel Malman, CALIFORNIAN struck a naval mine and she sank later that day. Her crew abandoned ship in good order and was picked up by the patrol vessel USS Corsair (SP-159) without suffering any casualties. Unlike most commercial ships commissioned into U.S. Navy service during World War I, CALIFORNIAN never received a naval registry Identification Number. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 167, 223)
Box 7

Item No. 278.  Californian (built 1900; freighter) underway on a trial trip in the San Francisco Bay, California, port broadside view, 1900 July 3

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 6.5 in.
Box 1, Box 2, Box 5, Box 7, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 10.  Californian (built 1922; freighter), 1922-1940

Extent: 12 photographs (28 physical forms).
Physical Description: 5 nitrate negatives, 5 contact interpositives, 5 copy negatives, 13 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel docked, in the stream and underway.
Vessel History: The second vessel named CALIFORNIAN was built in 1922 by William Cramp & Sons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company. She was launched in December 1922 by the Merchants Shipbuilding Corporation in Chester, Pennsylvania. In May 1940, she was sold to Britain and renamed EMPIRE KITE by the Ministry of War Transport (MOWT). Later that year she was renamed EMPIRE SEAL. On February 19, 1942, EMPIRE SEAL was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-96, southeast of Sable Island. (Sources: http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii; http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/1349.html; http://www.mariners-l.co.uk/EmpireS.html; Marine Review. Volume 52, Number 6. Cleveland, June 1922. Print)
Box 5, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 027.  Californian (built 1922; freighter) moored in Portland, Oregon, port broadside view, 1922-1940

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 6.25 x 8.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

The vessel is in front of the Globe Mills Elevator; CALIFORNIAN appears to be at the Globe Grain and Milling Co. dock.
Box 5, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 028.  Californian (built 1922; freighter) underway in Portland, Oregon, starboard broadside view, 1922-1940

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 6.25 x 8.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

The Willamette Iron and Steel Works is in the background.
Box 1, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 042.  Californian (built 1922; freighter) at dock, view off starboard bow, 1922-1940

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 5.5. in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 5.5. in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are several barges on the starboard side of the vessel. Items 042 and 149 appear to have been taken in the same location, possibly on the same day.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 149.  Californian (built 1922; freighter) at dock, view off starboard bow, 1922-1940

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.75 in. "2-41" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are several barges on the starboard side of the vessel. Items 042 and 149 appear to have been taken in the same location, possibly on the same day.
Box 2, Box 7, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 150.  Californian (built 1922; freighter) underway in the Panama Canal, port broadside view, 1922-1940

Extent: 1 photograph (5 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3 x 3.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3 x 3.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 3 x 3.75 in.; 2 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 3 x 3.5 in., (1) 7.5 x 10 in., mounted to a board of the same size. "38" stamped on the back of the 3 x 3.5 in. print. "2nd, Californian in Panama Canal. Sold to Runciman Ltd., London, May 27, 1940" and "8710/1" written on the back of the 8 x 10 in. print.
Box 7

Item No. 274.  Californian (built 1922; freighter) underway on the Willamette River in Oregon, view off starboard bow, 1922-1940

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 4.75 x 6.5 in.; One of the prints has black paper on the back corners, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. One of the prints has blue ink on the front (appears to have rubbed off from the back of another print at one time), and has "M.S. Californian at Portland. Sold to Runciman Ltd., London, England, May 1940" written on the back of the print.
Box 7

Item No. 275.  Californian (built 1922; freighter) in the stream, port broadside view, 1922-1940

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.75 x 6.75 in. There is a small triangular piece torn and missing from the left side of the print.
Box 7

Item No. 276.  View of one half of the crank shaft hanging over the hold, on board Californian (built 1922; freighter), 1922-1940

Creator/Collector: Morton & Co.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.75 x 7.25 in. There are printer's marks on the back of the print. "ELLIOTT TAYLOR ADVERTISING, 447 SUTTER ST., SAN FRANCISCO", "REPRODUCED FROM CUSTOMER'S PHOTOGRAPH. MORTON & CO. COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, 515 MARKET ST., SAN FRANCISCO" and "25055" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a man holding onto a rope attached to the crankshaft and the man is leaning backwards.
Box 7

Item No. 279.  Californian (built 1922; freighter) docked at Pier 176 in Wilmington, California, starboard broadside view, 1925 February 14

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in. "M/S 'Californian' at Pier 176 Wilmington, 2/14/25" written on the front of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a "City of Los Angeles - Berth 176" sign in the background.
Box 10

Item No. 282.  Californian (built 1922; freighter) underway, view off starboard quarter, 1922-1940

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print cut in the shape of a circle, 7.25 in. diameter. The print has dried glue and brown paper on the back, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time.
Box 10

Item No. 283.  Californian (built 1922; freighter) underway on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, passing under a vertical lift bridge, starboard broadside view, 1922-1940

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "M.S. Californian at Portland. Sold to Runciman Ltd., London, England, May 1940" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

This is possibly the Steel Bridge (built 1910-1912).
Box 10

Item No. 284.  Californian (built 1922; freighter) underway, port broadside view, 1922-1940

Creator/Collector: Elliott Taylor Advertising
Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 7.25 x 9.25 in., mounted on 8.5 x 11 in. mat board; (1) 3.5 x 8.5 in. mounted on a 5.25 x 10 in. mat board, print has been retouched. 7.25 x 9.25 in. print: there are printer's marks on the mat board (front and back sides). "Sold to [Runciman] Ltd. London, England. May, 1940" written on the back of the print. "ELLIOTT TAYLOR ADVERTISING, 447 SUTTER ST., SAN FRANCISCO" stamped on the back of the print. Typed label on the back of the print says: "Property of American-Hawaiian Steamship Company. 215 Market Street, San Francisco. To be returned promptly to D.A. McPherson in charge of Advertising. Title: MS 'Californian', No.: CA-1." 3.5 x 8.5 in. print: "776" written on the front of the mat board. "Return [to] American Hawaiian S.S. Co. Traffic Development Dept. Californian, 2nd. Sold May 1940. [Runciman] Ltd., London" written on the back of the mat board. "Return to Mr. Ryder, Am-Hawaiian, San Francisco" written on paper covering print.
Box 10

File Unit 11.  Canadian (built 1919; freighter), 1937-1939

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel docked.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1919 by J.F. Duthie & Company in Seattle, Washington, as WEST IVAN, which launched on December 20, 1919. In 1928, she was purchased by the Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company and was renamed GOLDEN WEST. In 1937, she became part of the American-Hawaiian fleet and was renamed CANADIAN. On January 1, 1940, she was sold to a European broker named Credimus Maatschappij tot Deelneming in Industrieele Bedrijven NV, The Hague, who in turn sold her to a Panamanian company named Cia Transatlantica Centroamericana SA, who then sold her to the Japanese company Kitagawa Sangyo Kaiun KK in 1941. She was sold again in 1941 to the Japanese company Nissan Kisen, who renamed her NIKKIN MARU. On June 30, 1944, NIKKIN MARU was sunk by the American Submarine USS TANG (SS-306), commanded by Richard O'Kane, off the south western tip of Korea. (Sources: http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii; information on the back of the prints; Pacific Marine Review, Volume 17, January 1920 (Google eBook); http://shipbuildinghistory.com/history/merchantships/wwi/pacific.htm; Pruner, J. M. "History of the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company by periods 1899 to 1936 inclusive: Williams Steamship Corporation and the Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company." December 1929; April 1937 [SFMNHP, HE753 A38 pam])
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Item No. 285.  Canadian (built 1919; freighter) docked at a pier, port broadside view, 1937-1939

Creator/Collector: Commercial & Photo View Co.
Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. "No. 13162-1, Commercial & Photo View Co. 316 13th Street, Oakland, Calif." stamped on the back of both prints. There is typed information about the vessel on the back of both the prints.
Box 2, Box 4, Box 7, Box 8, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 12.  Carolinian (built 1921; freighter), 1936-1946

Extent: 13 photographs (30 physical forms).
Physical Description: 5 nitrate negatives, 5 contact interpositives, 6 copy negatives, 14 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel docked at Moore Dry Dock Company in Oakland, California, in the stream in New York, and at the cargo plant of Bloedel-Donovan lumber mills in Bellingham, Washington.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1921 as ORIENTAL. In 1922, she was sold to Dollar Steamship Line Inc. (Robert Dollar Co. Inc., managers), San Francisco and renamed MELVILLE DOLLAR. In 1935, she was transferred to Dollar Terminal Steamship Co. Inc. in San Francisco. In 1936, she was sold to American-Hawaiian Steamship Company and renamed CAROLINIAN. In 1946, she was sold to Compania Uruguaya de Navegacion Y Transportes Aereos S. A., Montevideo, Uruguay, and renamed ATLANTIDA. In 1951, she was sold to Shorehaven Steamship Corp. (T. J. Stevenson & Co. Inc., New York, NY, managers), Panama. In 1952, she was sold to Sanko Kisen K. K., Amagasaki, Japan and renamed KYOKKO MARU. In 1955, she was sold to Taiyo Reito Bosen K. K., Tokyo, Japan. In 1959, she was sold to Nichiro Gyogyo K. K., Tokyo, Japan. In November 1960, KYOKKO MARU was broken up by Toyo Menka K. K. in Yokosuka, Japan. (Source: http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/arkansan-info)
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 151.  Middle distance view of Carolinian (built 1921; freighter) lifting lumber at the cargo plant of Bloedel-Donovan lumber mills in Bellingham, Washington, 1937 October 30

Extent: 1 photograph (5 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 4.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 4.5 in.; 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 3.25 x 4 in. "Jacobson's, Bellingham, Wash. November 2, 1937" and "31" stamped on the back of both prints.

Scope and Content Note

Starboard broadside view of the vessel. There are many stacks of lumber in the foreground.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 152.  Close up view of Carolinian (built 1921; freighter) lifting lumber at the cargo plant of Bloedel-Donovan lumber mills in Bellingham, Washington, 1937 October 30

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 4 in. "Jacobson's, Bellingham, Wash. November 2, 1937" and "31" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Starboard broadside view of the vessel. There are several men in view loading the lumber. There are many stacks of lumber in the foreground.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 153.  Middle distance view of Carolinian (built 1921; freighter) lifting lumber at the cargo plant of Bloedel-Donovan lumber mills in Bellingham, Washington, with two men visible on board, 1937 October 30

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 4.25 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 4.25 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 4 in. "Jacobson's, Bellingham, Wash. November 2, 1937" and "31" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Starboard broadside view of the vessel, with the bow visible. Deck is almost full with lumber cargo. The silhouettes of two men can be seen standing on the lumber on the vessel. There are many stacks of lumber in the foreground.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 154.  Middle distance view of Carolinian (built 1921; freighter) lifting lumber at the cargo plant of Bloedel-Donovan lumber mills in Bellingham, Washington, with one man visible on board, 1937 October 30

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 4.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 4.5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 4 in. "Jacobson's, Bellingham, Wash. November 2, 1937" and "31" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Starboard broadside view of the vessel, with the bow out of the shot. Deck is almost full with lumber cargo. The silhouette of one man can be seen standing on the lumber on the vessel. There are many stacks of lumber in the foreground.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 155.  Pierside view of Carolinian (built 1921; freighter) lifting lumber at the cargo plant of Bloedel-Donovan lumber mills in Bellingham, Washington, 1937 October 30

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 4.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.25 x 4.25 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 4 in. "Jacobson's, Bellingham, Wash. November 2, 1937" and "31" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

View off starboard bow of the vessel. There are several men in view standing on a stack of lumber, working on loading the vessel. There are many stacks of lumber in the foreground.
Box 4, Box 10

Item No. 243.  Carolinian (built 1921; freighter) in the stream in New York, view off starboard bow, 1938 November

Creator/Collector: Morris Rosenfeld and Sons
Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 copy negative, 5 x 6.75 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Morris Rosenfeld, Photographic Illustrator, 116 Nassau St. N.Y. Phone Bookman 3-4970" and "90467F" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is an unidentified tug boat (___N JR.) nearby, possibly assisting CAROLINIAN.
Box 10

Item No. 330.  Carolinian (built 1921; freighter) at Moore Dry Dock Company, Oakland, California, close up view of damage on port hull, 1939 February 27

Creator/Collector: Gabriel Moulin Studios
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9.5 in. "Gabriel Moulin Photo, 163 Kearny St., S.F. Calif., Mar 6, 1939" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Photographer's No. 4550. Damage received in collision with SAN CLEMENTE (steamer) on February 24, 1939. Photograph shows view into the hold and some lumber cargo(?) can be seen.
Caption: American-Hawaiian Str. "Carolinian" on drydock under repairs to port side aft due to damage received in collision with the str. "San Clemente" Feb. 24, 1939. Moore Dry Dock Company, Oakland, Calif. Feb. 27, 1939. 4550.
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Item No. 331.  Carolinian (built 1921; freighter) at Moore Dry Dock Company, Oakland, California, close up view of damage to port hull as seen from inside the hold looking out, 1939 February 27

Creator/Collector: Gabriel Moulin Studios
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9.5 in. "Gabriel Moulin Photo, 163 Kearny St., S.F. Calif., Mar 6, 1939" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Photographer's No. 4556. Damage received in collision with SAN CLEMENTE (steamer) on February 24, 1939. Photograph taken inside the hold, looking outside through the hole in the hull. Closer view than Item 333.
Caption: American-Hawaiian Str. "Carolinian" on drydock under repairs to port side aft due to damage received in collision with the str. "San Clemente" Feb. 24, 1939. Moore Dry Dock Company, Oakland, Calif. Feb. 27, 1939. 4556.
Box 8

Item No. 332.  Carolinian (built 1921; freighter) docked at a pier, view off starboard bow, 1936-1946

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.75 x 6.75 in. Photograph is slightly out of focus.
Box 10

Item No. 333.  Carolinian (built 1921; freighter) at Moore Dry Dock Company, Oakland, California, view of damage to port hull as seen from inside the hold looking out, 1939 February 27

Creator/Collector: Gabriel Moulin Studios
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9.5 in. "Gabriel Moulin Photo, 163 Kearny St., S.F. Calif., Mar 6, 1939" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Photographer's No. 4555. Damage received in collision with SAN CLEMENTE (steamer) on February 24, 1939. Photograph taken inside the hold, looking outside through the hole in the hull. More distant view than Item 331.
Caption: American-Hawaiian Str. "Carolinian" on drydock under repairs to port side aft due to damage received in collision with the str. "San Clemente" Feb. 24, 1939. Moore Dry Dock Company, Oakland, Calif. Feb. 27, 1939. 4555.
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Item No. 334.  Carolinian (built 1921; freighter) at Moore Dry Dock Company, Oakland, California, view of damage to port hull as seen from on board the vessel, 1939 February 27

Creator/Collector: Gabriel Moulin Studios
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9.5 in. "Gabriel Moulin Photo, 163 Kearny St., S.F. Calif., Mar 6, 1939" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Photographer's No. 4552. Damage received in collision with SAN CLEMENTE (steamer) on February 24, 1939. The hull of the vessel is bent in and the metal railing and chains have fallen over.
Caption: American-Hawaiian Str. "Carolinian" on drydock under repairs to port side aft due to damage received in collision with the str. "San Clemente" Feb. 24, 1939. Moore Dry Dock Company, Oakland, Calif. Feb. 27, 1939. 4552.
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Item No. 335.  Carolinian (built 1921; freighter) at Moore Dry Dock Company, Oakland, California, close up view of damage on port hull, 1939 February 27

Creator/Collector: Gabriel Moulin Studios
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9.5 in. "Gabriel Moulin Photo, 163 Kearny St., S.F. Calif., Mar 6, 1939" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Photographer's No. 4551. Damage received in collision with SAN CLEMENTE (steamer) on February 24, 1939. Several men can be seen on board the vessel.
Caption: American-Hawaiian Str. "Carolinian" on drydock under repairs to port side aft due to damage received in collision with the str. "San Clemente" Feb. 24, 1939. Moore Dry Dock Company, Oakland, Calif. Feb. 27, 1939. 4551.
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Item No. 336.  Carolinian (built 1921; freighter) at Moore Dry Dock Company, Oakland, California, view off starboard bow, 1939 February 27

Creator/Collector: Gabriel Moulin Studios
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9.5 in. "Gabriel Moulin Photo, 163 Kearny St., S.F. Calif., Mar 6, 1939" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Photographer's No. 4548. Vessel is in drydock due to damage received in a collision with SAN CLEMENTE (steamer) on February 24, 1939. There are three men in the lower right corner of the photograph.
Caption: American-Hawaiian Str. "Carolinian" on drydock under repairs to port side aft due to damage received in collision with the str. "San Clemente" Feb. 24, 1939. Moore Dry Dock Company, Oakland, Calif. Feb. 27, 1939. 4548.
Box 5, Box 10, Box 11, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 13.  Coloradan (built 1920; freighter), 1937-1942

Extent: 3 photographs (6 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 1 contact interpositive, 1 copy negative, 3 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel coming up to a pier, at dock and underway.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1920 by Osaka Iron Works, Sakurajima, Japan, for the U.S. Shipping Board and named EASTERN ADMIRAL. In 1926, Williams & Co. purchased the vessel and renamed her WILLBORO. In 1929, American-Hawaiian purchased the vessel and continued to operate her under this name, in their Williams Steamship Corporation Line. In the summer of 1934, WILLBORO grounded on Race Rock Light at the entrance to Long Island Sound. WILLBORO had damaged her fuel oil tanks in the grounding and she steamed through Long Island Sound, New York Harbor and up the Hudson River, leaving a trail behind her, to a floating dry dock in Brooklyn where repairs were made. In 1937, she was purchased by American-Hawaiian and renamed COLORADAN. On October 9, 1942, COLORADAN (commanded by Captain Robert H. Murphy - previously of the TEXAN) was torpedoed by German submarine U-159 (commanded by Captain Helmut Witte) and sank 200 miles southwest of Capetown, South Africa. (Sources: http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii; http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?37152; Pruner, J. M. "History of the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company by periods 1899 to 1936 inclusive: Williams Steamship Corporation and the Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company." December 1929; April 1937 [SFMNHP, HE753 A38 pam])
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 225.  Coloradan (built 1920; freighter) coming up to a pier to tie up, view off starboard bow, 1937-1940

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7 x 9 in. There are printer's marks on the back of the print. "Return to Miss Jackson, American-Hawaiian" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are men visible on board the vessel as well as a man on the pier holding the rope that is attached to the vessel.
Box 11

Item No. 722.  Coloradan (built 1920; freighter) at dock in Seattle, Washington, loading Boeing airplane parts from a barge, probably 1937 October

Creator/Collector: Jacobs, Frank
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "See letter from Seattle office. October 1937" written on the back of the print. "From the workshops of Frank Jacobs, Photographer & Artist, 1213 Third Ave., Seattle" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are men visible on the dock and on board the vessel.
Box 11

Item No. 723.  On board Coloradan (built 1920; freighter) while underway on the open sea, view from the stern, 1938 October

Creator/Collector: William Schoeb Photography
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Taken from Coloradan, October 1938 by William S. Schoeb" written on the back of the print.
Box 5, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 14.  Columbian (built 1907; freighter), 1910

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 1 contact interpositive, 1 copy negative, 1 black-and-white photographic print

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel at Kahului, Hawaii.
Vessel History: The first American-Hawaiian vessel named COLUMBIAN was built in 1907 by Union Iron Works in San Francisco, California, for the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company and was the sister ship of MEXICAN (launched December 1906). COLUMBIAN was launched from Union Iron Works on Thursday April 11, 1907, and christened by Helen Kathleen Sutton (daughter of American-Hawaiian freight agent A.M. Sutton). COLUMBIAN was delivered to American-Hawaiian on October 1, 1907. She was commanded by Captain George A. Blackwell in April 1914. On November 7, 1916, under the command of Captain Frank E. Curtis, she was stopped by a German submarine and the captain was ordered on board. On November 8, 1916, COLUMBIAN was sunk with explosives by German submarine U-49 when 50 miles north west of Cape Ortegal, Spain, while en route from New York and Boston via St. Nazaire for Genoa, Italy, with a general cargo and steel plate. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 176, 219; San Francisco Call, Volume 101, Number 133, 12 April 1907, Page 6; http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?140955)
Box 5, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 226.  Columbian (built 1907; freighter) at Kahului, Hawaii, starboard broadside view, 1910

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 5.5 in. There is black paper on the back of the print, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time.
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 15.  Columbian (built 1913; freighter), 1925-1945

Extent: 11 photographs (28 physical forms).
Physical Description: 5 nitrate negatives, 5 contact interpositives, 5 copy negatives, 13 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel docked, underway, in drydock and on the occasion of raising the U.S. Naval flag in San Francisco, California. Includes a photograph of Roger Lapham (Item 328).
Vessel History: The second American-Hawaiian vessel named COLUMBIAN was built in 1913 by William Cramp & Sons of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for W.R. Grace & Co. and named SANTA CLARA. She was chartered by the U.S. Army on October 28, 1917, acquired by the U.S. Navy on September 17, 1918, commissioned as USS SANTA CLARA (ID 4523) on October 12, 1918, and decommissioned August 19, 1919, at which time she was returned to her owner, the Atlantic and Pacific Steamship Co. In 1925, American-Hawaiian purchased the vessel and renamed her COLUMBIAN. In 1945, the ship was transferred to the Soviet Union under Lend Lease, renamed KAPITAN SMIRNOV and assigned to the Far East State Sea Shipping Co. On May 17, 1963, she was removed from the active roster and assigned to the Ministry of Fisheries for use as a refrigerated fish warehouse in Sakhalin, Russia. In 1971, she was taken off those duties and scrapped. (Sources: https://sites.google.com/site/ssarkansan/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii/american; http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/174523.htm)
Box 5, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 023.  Columbian (built 1913; freighter) in dry dock in Portland, Oregon, view off starboard bow, 1925-1945

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in. "936" written on the negative that made this print.

Scope and Content Note

There are seven men leaning on the railing near the bow and another man in the background. Items 023 and 024 look like they were taken in the same location, likely on the same day, and so the photographer for Item 023 is very likely H.M. Brown.
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 024.  Columbian (built 1913; freighter) in dry dock in Portland, Oregon, view off starboard quarter, 1925-1935

Creator/Collector: Brown, H.M.
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "H.M. Brown Photographer, 550=4th St. Portland, Ore. Phone Beacon 1734" stamped on the back of the print. "937" written on the negative that made this print. Brown was a commercial photographer in Portland, Oregon, from 1923 to the early 1930s.

Scope and Content Note

There is a man leaning on the railing at the stern. Items 023 and 024 look like they were taken in the same location, likely on the same day.
Box 5, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 025.  Columbian (built 1913; freighter) docked at City of Los Angeles Berth 175, California, port broadside view, 1925-1943

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 6 x 9.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

The stern of MONTANAN (built 1917; freighter) can be seen at Berth 176.
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 026.  Columbian (built 1913; freighter) docked at City of Los Angeles Berth 175, California, port broadside view, with Montanan (built 1917; freighter) at Berth 176, 1925-1943

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5.75 x 9.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 5.5 x 19 in. The last part of the photographer's name is partially visible on the negative, and might be Ingram (of Long Beach, California).

Scope and Content Note

Items 026 and 227 are very similar views of the same scene.
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 227.  Columbian (built 1913; freighter) docked at City of Los Angeles Berth 175, California, port broadside view, with Montanan (built 1917; freighter) at Berth 176, 1925-1943

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 6 x 9.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 9 in., mounted on a 5.5 x 11.5 in. board.

Scope and Content Note

Items 026 and 227 are very similar views of the same scene.
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Item No. 320.  Columbian (built 1913; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, 1925-1945

Creator/Collector: Ingram
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 5.5 x 9.75 in. The print has some black paper on the back, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "Ingram, Long Beach" written on the lower left corner of the negative that made the print.

Scope and Content Note

Items 320 and 321 are very similar views, likely photographed on the same day. There appears to be lumber cargo on the vessel.
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Item No. 321.  Columbian (built 1913; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, 1925-1945

Creator/Collector: Ingram
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 4 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 5.75 x 9.5 in., (1) 6 x 10 in., (1) 7.75 x 9.5 in., (1) 8 x 9.75 in. Some of the prints were developed lighter or darker than the others. "Ingram, Long Beach" written on the lower left corner of the negative that made the prints. Some prints have printer's marks on the front and/or back.

Scope and Content Note

Items 320 and 321 are very similar views, likely photographed on the same day. There appears to be lumber cargo on the vessel.
Box 10

Item No. 326.  Portrait of fourteen men gathered around a flag on board Columbian (built 1913; freighter) in San Francisco, California, on the occasion of raising the U.S. Naval flag, 1929 May 10

Creator/Collector: Swadley Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.75 x 9.75 in. "Swadley San Francisco" embossed on the lower left hand corner of the print. "No. 29176-B, Swadley, Photographer, San Francisco" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Captain Bruun and two other men are holding the flag. People pictured: ship's officers; Captain C. Bruun, Master of COLUMBIAN (holding the middle of the flag); Operating Manager T.G. Plant (on the far left in the front); Marine Superintendent Kane; Commodore George W. Bauer; Lt. Commander Tooze; Commander Reichmuth; Chief Engineer of COLUMBIAN (with cane and hat on the right side).
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Item No. 327.  Commodore George W. Bauer handing a warrant to Captain C. Bruun on board Columbian (built 1913; freighter) in San Francisco, California, on the occasion of raising the U.S. Naval flag, 1929 May 10

Creator/Collector: Swadley Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.75 x 9.75 in. "Swadley San Francisco" embossed on the lower right hand corner of the print. "No. 29176-C, Swadley, Photographer, San Francisco" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Bauer (of the 12th Naval District) and Bruun are surrounded by eleven men and there are other men in the background. There is a deckload of lumber on the vessel.
Box 10

Item No. 328.  Portrait of thirteen men on board Columbian (built 1913; freighter) in San Francisco, California, on the occasion of raising the U.S. Naval flag, 1929 May 10

Creator/Collector: Swadley Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 8 x 9.5, (1) 8 x 9.75 in. "No. 29176-A, Swadley, Photographer, San Francisco" stamped on the back of both of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

Front row, left to right: Operating Manager T.G. Plant; Captain C. Bruun, Master of COLUMBIAN; President Roger Lapham; Chief Engineer of COLUMBIAN; Vice President Cushing; Marine Superintendent Kane. Back row: ship's officers.
Box 10

Item No. 329.  Aerial view of Columbian (built 1913; freighter) underway on the Columbia River, Oregon, starboard broadside view, 1925-1945

Creator/Collector: Brubaker Aerial Surveys
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9 in. "Brubaker Aerial Surveys, Portland, Oreg." stamped on the back of the print. "Brubaker 6146" written on the negative that made the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a small sawmill settlement on the shore in the background. Some of the buildings are expelling a lot of steam.
Box 1, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 16.  Dakotan (built 1912; freighter), 1912-1942

Extent: 3 photographs (8 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 nitrate negatives, 2 contact interpositives, 2 copy negatives, 2 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel docked and underway.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1912 by the Maryland Steel Co. in Sparrows Pt., Maryland, for American-Hawaiian. She was one of four vessels that American-Hawaiian commissioned from the builders in 1911; the others were MINNESOTAN, MONTANAN, and PENNSYLVANIAN. She was an Isherwood type vessel and was delivered on November 25, 1912. DAKOTAN was employed in intercoastal service via the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and the Panama Canal after it opened in August 1914. DAKOTAN was commanded by Captain John E. Simmons in April 1914 and in May 1917. DAKOTAN was acquired and commissioned by the U.S. Navy on January 29, 1919, decommissioned on July 31, 1919, and returned to American-Hawaiian at this time. She resumed cargo service with American-Hawaiian for the next twenty years.
In 1941, DAKOTAN was requisitioned by the War Shipping Administration (WSA), but continued to be operated by American-Hawaiian. In December 1942, DAKOTAN was transferred to the Soviet Union under Lend-Lease, and renamed ZYRIANIN. Throughout the rest of the war, she made at least one trip to the United States, being photographed in port at San Francisco, California, in August 1943. ZYRIANIN was operated by the Far East Shipping Company (FESCO) from 1943 to 1957. From 1957, she was operated by the Black Sea Shipping Company. The ship was written off and scrapped at Split, Yugoslavia, in 1969. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 156, 176; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Dakotan; http://www.shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/1major/inactive/bethsparrowspoint.htm; New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Retrieved on August 16, 2013 from Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Year: 1917; Arrival: Montevideo, Uruguay; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: 2525; Line: 20; Page Number: 87.)
Box 1, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 047.  Dakotan (built 1912; freighter) docked at a pier, close up view off starboard bow, 1912-1930

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 6.25 x 10.5 in.
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 048.  Dakotan (built 1912; freighter) docked at a pier, view off starboard bow, 1912-1930

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 6 in.
Box 10

Item No. 337.  Dakotan (built 1912; freighter) underway in the stream, approaching a pier, view off port bow, 1912-1942

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are two men on the dock watching the vessel approach.
Box 10

File Unit 17.  Delawarean (built 1920; freighter), 1937-1940 January

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel at dock.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1920 by Southwestern in San Pedro, California, for the U.S. Shipping Board and named WESTERN NIVARIA. In 1928, Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company purchased the vessel and renamed her GOLDEN COAST. In 1937, the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company purchased her and renamed her DELAWAREAN. In 1940 she was sold to Britain and renamed EMPIRE HAWKSBILL by the Ministry of War Transport (MOWT). On July 19, 1942, she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-564 about 200 miles North of the archipelago of the Azores in the North Atlantic ocean. (Source: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?182567)
Box 10

Item No. 338.  Delawarean (built 1920; freighter) docked at an unidentified pier, view off port bow, 1937-1940 January

Creator/Collector: Commercial & Photo View Co.
Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 7.25 x 9.25 in. (with some pieces cut off the sides), (1) 8 x 9.75 in. There is dried glue on the back of one of the prints, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "No. 13162-4, Commercial & Photo View Co. 316 13th Street, Oakland, Calif." stamped on the back of both prints. "Sold to Runciman Ltd., London, England, January 1940" written on the back of one of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

OHIOAN (built 1920; freighter) can be seen docked on the opposite side of the pier, on the right side of the photograph.
Box 1, Box 2, Box 5, Box 7, Box 8, Box 11, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 18.  Floridian (built 1915; freighter), 1915-1928

Extent: 9 photographs (27 physical forms).
Physical Description: 6 nitrate negatives, 6 contact interpositives, 6 copy negatives, 1 safety negative, 8 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel at dock and underway.
Vessel History: The first American-Hawaiian vessel named FLORIDIAN was built in 1915 by the Maryland Steel Company for American-Hawaiian, to replace the WASHINGTONIAN which sunk in January 1915. FLORIDIAN was launched and delivered to American-Hawaiian in December 1915. Shortly after the outbreak of World War I, she entered the Trans-Atlantic trade, carrying supplies and munitions of war for the Allies. She was acquired by the U.S. Navy on January 28, 1919, commissioned on January 28, 1919, and decommissioned on August 4, 1919. She was then returned to American-Hawaiian. On September 1, 1928, she collided with SS ADMIRAL FISK near UMATILLA (lightship); FLORIDIAN sank but all crew were rescued. (Sources: Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, page 202; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Floridian_%28ID-3875%29; http://shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/1major/inactive/bethsparrowspoint.htm; http://www.cimorelli.com/cgi-bin/magellanscripts/ship_dates_volume.asp?ShipName=Floridian+%28steamer%29)
Box 5, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 022.  Floridian (built 1915; freighter) underway, port broadside view, 1915-1928 September

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in. "Original" written on the bottom of the negative.
Box 1, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 045.  Floridian (built 1915; freighter) at dock in San Francisco, California, view off starboard bow, with a group of men on a small boat in the foreground, 1922 March 11

Extent: 1 photograph (5 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 5.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 5.75 in.; 2 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 3.25 x 5.5 in., (1) 3.75 x 5.75 in. "S.S. FLORIDIAN, Voy 5. Eur E/B.10. Europe bound. Liverpool-London, Glasgow-Hamburg. Sailed from S.F. Mar 11, 1922" written on the back of one of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

About 8 men on a launch(?) in the foreground. The vessel was about to sail from San Francisco to Europe. Items 045 and 156 were taken on the same day.
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 046.  Floridian (built 1915; freighter) and Pacific Shipper (built 1924; freighter) at dock in San Francisco, California, 1924-1928

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 contact interpositive 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Bow view of PACIFIC SHIPPER, with a man suspended from a rope on the port side of the vessel. View off starboard bow of FLORIDIAN. Items 046, 133, and 157 were taken in the same location, likely on the same day.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 133.  Floridian (built 1915; freighter) and Pacific Shipper (built 1924; freighter) at dock in San Francisco, California, 1924-1928

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 contact interpositive 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.25 in. "3" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

View off port bow of PACIFIC SHIPPER, with a barge on the port side. View off starboard bow of FLORIDIAN. Items 046, 133, and 157 were taken in the same location, likely on the same day.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 156.  Floridian (built 1915; freighter) at dock in San Francisco, California, view off starboard bow, 1922 March 11

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.75 x 5.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive 3.75 x 5.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 5.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a tugboat on FLORIDIAN's starboard side near the stern and a small motor boat or launch in the foreground. A note on the negative enclosure indicates that the vessel was about to sail from San Francisco to Europe. Items 045 and 156 were taken on the same day.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 157.  Floridian (built 1915; freighter) and Pacific Shipper (built 1924; freighter) at dock in San Francisco, California, 1924-1928

Extent: 1 photograph (6 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 contact interpositive 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 6 in.; 3 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 3.25 x 5.25 in., (1) 3.25 x 5.5 in., (1) 3.5 x 5.5 in. The prints were developed with different exposure levels and some are darker than others. "3" written on the back of two of the prints. "10" written on the back of one of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

Bow view of PACIFIC SHIPPER. View off starboard bow of FLORIDIAN. Items 046, 133, and 157 were taken in the same location, likely on the same day.
Box 8

Item No. 351.  Floridian (built 1915; freighter) underway in Ambrose Channel, lower New York Bay, port broadside view, 1926 August

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 4.25 in. "039" stamped on the back of the print. "Dr. C. Laizure" and "Mount" written on the back of the print.
Box 11

Item No. 353.  Floridian (built 1915; freighter) underway on the Willamette River, Portland, Oregon, starboard broadside view, 1923-1928 September

Creator/Collector: Brown, H.M.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 9.75 in. "H.M. Brown Photographer, 550=4th St. Portland, Ore. Phone Beacon 1734" stamped on the back of the print. Brown was a commercial photographer in Portland, Oregon, from 1923 to the early 1930s.

Scope and Content Note

There are logs floating in the foreground.
Box 5

Item No. 356.  Floridian (built 1915; freighter) underway in New York with hundreds of troops on board, starboard broadside view, 1919 January 28-August 4

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 8 x 10 in. "29821" written on the edge of the negative.

Scope and Content Note

The Statue of Liberty can be seen in the background. The people on board are troops returning from Europe. The caption on the front of the photograph says "U.S.S. FLORIDIAN," which indicates that this is a photograph of the vessel during her time with the U.S. Navy from January 28-August 4, 1919. This early time frame would indicate that the vessel was the first FLORIDIAN owned by American-Hawaiian.
The date "7/18/38" is written on the safety negative, but this date doesn't seem to refer to when the original photograph was taken. (It might refer to when this safety negative was made).

Related Material

This is the same image as the Naval History and Heritage Command # NH 105499 (http://www.shipscribe.com/usnaux/AP/ww1/i05499.jpg).
Box 10, Box 11

File Unit 19.  Floridian (built 1921; freighter), 1936-1947

Extent: 11 photographs (11 physical forms).
Physical Description: 11 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel at dock, underway, transiting a lock on the Panama Canal and views on board.
Vessel History: The second American-Hawaiian vessel named FLORIDIAN was built in 1921 and named MANDARIN. In 1922, she was sold to Dollar Steamship Line Inc. (Robert Dollar Co. Inc., managers), San Francisco, and renamed STUART DOLLAR. In 1935, she was transferred to Dollar Terminal Steamship Co. Inc. in San Francisco. In 1936, she was sold to American-Hawaiian Steamship Company and renamed FLORIDIAN. In 1947, she was sold to Nortuna Shipping Co. Inc. (Naess, Mejlaender & Co., Inc., New York, NY, USA, managers), Panama, and renamed NORBELLA. On August 1, 1948, NORBELLA was grounded at Myrgrunden, Hustadvika, Norway, when on a voyage from Narvik, Norway, to Baltimore, Maryland, with iron ore. She was re-floated August 16, but declared a constructive total loss and sold for scrapping. She was delivered December 24, 1948, at Antwerp, Belgium to Ets. Dohmen & Habets, Liege, Belgium. (Source: http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/arkansan-info)
Box 10

Item No. 341.  View of the crew's mess in Floridian (built 1921; freighter), showing the steward about to pour something into a mug, 1936-1947

Creator/Collector: Maurice Hodge Photography
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "BE, 0300, Marice Hodge, Photographer, 711 S.W. Ankeny, Portland" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

This man is also in Item 343.
Box 11

Item No. 342.  View of the galley in Floridian (built 1921; freighter), showing two cooks preparing a meal, 1936-1947

Creator/Collector: Maurice Hodge Photography
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "BE, 0300, Marice Hodge, Photographer, 711 S.W. Ankeny, Portland" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a box of Albers Cream Flaked Oats on the counter and a piece of meat in a frying pan sitting on the open door of the oven.
Box 11

Item No. 343.  Floridian (built 1921; freighter) crew members seated at a table in the crew's mess during a meal, 1936-1947

Creator/Collector: Maurice Hodge Photography
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. There is a small hole in the lower right corner of the print. "BE, 0300, Marice Hodge, Photographer, 711 S.W. Ankeny, Portland" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are 7 men seated at the table (5 are looking at the photographer) and two stewards serving the crew. Five of the men that are seated are also pictured in Item 344. One of the stewards is pouring something into a mug (same man as in Item 341).
Box 11

Item No. 344.  Floridian (built 1921; freighter) crew members seated at a table in the crew's wardroom, 1936-1947

Creator/Collector: Maurice Hodge Photography
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "BE, 0300, Marice Hodge, Photographer, 711 S.W. Ankeny, Portland" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are 5 men seated at the table. All of these men are pictured in Item 343. One of the men is petting a dog.
Box 11

Item No. 345.  View of the forecastle area on Floridian (built 1921; freighter), showing a room with three bunks for crew members, 1936-1947

Creator/Collector: Maurice Hodge Photography
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "BE, 0300, Marice Hodge, Photographer, 711 S.W. Ankeny, Portland" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are shoes lined up next to and underneath the beds and one chair in the back of the room. There are locked cabinets/closets(?) on the left side.
Box 11

Item No. 346.  View of the dining room in Floridian (built 1921; freighter), showing three stewards preparing for lunch, 1936-1947

Creator/Collector: Maurice Hodge Photography
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "BE, 0300, Marice Hodge, Photographer, 711 S.W. Ankeny, Portland" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

The clock on the wall reads 11:34, so they are presumably preparing for lunch. There are stacks of bread and condiments on the table. One man is pouring a drink into a glass. A note on the photograph's enclosure says: "Since preparation is for twelve persons, the preparation is for passengers on the vessel." (However it appears that there are 14 place settings prepared).
Box 11

Item No. 348.  Floridian (built 1921; freighter) transiting a lock on the Panama Canal, view off starboard bow, 1938 June

Creator/Collector: Caldow, Jim
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "[Photo] taken by Jim Caldow, Sterling Engraving Co" written on the back of the print.
Box 11

Item No. 349.  Floridian (built 1921; freighter) underway with a deckload of lumber cargo, port broadside view, 1936-1944

Creator/Collector: Leonard Frank Photo Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 5.75 x 9.25 in. Parts of the print have been marked with black and grey ink (or paint). There is dried glue on the back of the print, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "Leonard Frank Photos, 553 Granville St. Vancouver, B.C." stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

A note on the enclosure says: "It is possible that this image was taken while the vessel still had insignia from its previous operation as the STUART DOLLAR." The date of this photograph can't be later than 1944 because that is the year that the Leonard Frank Photo Studio was sold, following Frank's death.
Box 11

Item No. 350.  Floridian (built 1921; freighter) docked at a pier in New York, view off starboard bow, 1938 November

Creator/Collector: Morris Rosenfeld and Sons
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "F5 764" written on the back of the print. "Morris Rosenfeld, Photographic Illustrator, 116 Nassau St. N.Y. Phone Bookman 3-4970" and "87544" stamped on the back of the print.
Box 11

Item No. 354.  Floridian (built 1921; freighter) underway in the stream in New York, view off starboard bow, 1938 November

Creator/Collector: Morris Rosenfeld and Sons
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Morris Rosenfeld, Photographic Illustrator, 116 Nassau St. N.Y. Phone Bookman 3-4970" and "87542-F" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

NEW YORK (tugboat) is assisting the vessel on the starboard side.
Box 11

Item No. 355.  Floridian (built 1921; freighter) at dock at the Port of Los Angeles, Berths 177-178, California, starboard broadside view, 1947 April 11

Creator/Collector: Inman Co.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "H" written on the back of the print. "No. 12779 H, The Inman Co. 2491 American Avenue, Long Beach 6, California" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a sign in the background that says: "Port of Los Angeles, Berths 177-178". There is a barge on the starboard side of the vessel.
Box 5, Box 8, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 20.  Georgian (built 1920; freighter), 1921-1929

Extent: 2 photographs (5 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 1 contact interpositive, 1 copy negative, 2 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway.
Vessel History: American-Hawaiian owned three vessels named GEORGIAN throughout the years. This File Unit contains photographs of the second American-Hawaiian vessel named GEORGIAN (built 1920; freighter), which American-Hawaiian owned from 1921-1929. This vessel was built in 1920 by Downey Shipbuilding, Corp. in New York for Coastwise Transportation Co. - John S. Crowley, Boston, Massachusetts, and named CLARKSBURG. In 1921, the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company purchased her and renamed her GEORGIAN. In 1929, she was sold to Pacific-Atlantic SS Co. - States SS Co. and renamed SAN GABRIEL. In 1940, she was sold to Andros Coulouthros (of Greece) and kept the name SAN GABRIEL. On August 30, 1940, she was torpedoed by German submarine U-59 when she was en route from Liverpool, England, to St. Vincent C.V. and Buenos Aires, Argentina, and declared a total loss. (Source: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?194095)
The first American-Hawaiian vessel named GEORGIAN was built in 1910 by Maryland Steel Co. in Sparrows Pt., Maryland. She was one of three vessels that American-Hawaiian commissioned at the time (the other two were KENTUCKIAN and HONOLULAN). She was delivered to American-Hawaiian on August 8, 1910. GEORGIAN (built 1910; freighter) was sold to a Norwegian steamship line in 1916. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 154, 211)
The third American-Hawaiian vessel named GEORGIAN was built in 1920 at Chester, Pennsylvania, for the U.S. Shipping Board and named CAJACET. In 1920, she was sold to the Williams Fleet and renamed WILLSOLO. In 1929, she was purchased by the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company and renamed GEORGIAN. The War Shipping Administration took control of her in 1942 and for the rest of the war she was operated for that agency by American-Hawaiian. She was redelivered to her owner in 1946, sold to a foreign shipping firm later that year and renamed NORLANDA, and was scrapped under that name in 1959. (Sources: http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-civil/civsh-g/georgian.htm; Pruner, J. M. "History of the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company by periods 1899 to 1936 inclusive: Williams Steamship Corporation and the Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company." December 1929; April 1937 [SFMNHP, HE753 A38 pam])
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 021.  Georgian (built 1920; freighter) underway with a deckload of lumber cargo, port broadside view, 1921-1929

Creator/Collector: Ingram
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 5 x 9.75 in., mounted on an 8.5 x 11 in. board. "Ingram, L.B. Cal." written on the lower left corner of the photograph. There are printer's marks on the front of the print and on the back of the mat board that the print is mounted on. "Property of American-Hawaiian Steamship Company, 215 Market Street, San Francisco, California, Return to D.A. McPherson, In Charge of Advertising. Title: SS Georgian (2nd). No. GE-1" typed on a label that is glued to the back of the print.
Box 8

Item No. 357.  Georgian (built 1920; freighter) underway leaving Piers 175 and 176 at the Port of Los Angeles, California, view off starboard quarter, 1925 May 21

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in. There is some grey paper glued to the back of the print, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time.

Scope and Content Note

There are people visible on board the vessel at the stern.
Box 10

File Unit 21.  Golden Coast (built 1920; freighter), 1934 February

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel at dock.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1920 by Southwestern in San Pedro, California, for the U.S. Shipping Board, and named WESTERN NIVARIA. In 1928, Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company purchased the vessel and renamed her GOLDEN COAST. In 1937, the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company purchased her and renamed her DELAWAREAN. In 1940, she was sold to Britain and renamed EMPIRE HAWKSBILL by the Ministry of War Transport (MOWT). On July 19, 1942, she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-564 about 200 miles North of the archipelago of the Azores in the North Atlantic ocean. (Source: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?182567)
Box 10

Item No. 340.  Golden Coast (built 1920; freighter) at dock, view off port bow, 1934 February 2

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Renamed DELAWAREAN. Sold to British January 1940" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Part of the pier can be seen in the background. The photograph appears to have been taken from the water or other low vantage point.
Box 4

File Unit 22.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter), 1928-1938

Extent: 21 photographs (21 physical forms).
Physical Description: 21 safety negatives

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel anchored and underway in Hankou, China.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1919 by Skinner & Eddy Corp. in Seattle, Washington, and named CRISFIELD. Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Co. bought her from the U.S. Shipping Board in 1928 and renamed her GOLDEN HORN. In 1938, Matson Navigation Co. purchased the vessel and renamed her KAIMOKU. On August 8, 1942, she was torpedoed by German submarine U-379 and sunk while en route from Baltimore, Maryland and Sydney, Nova Scotia, for Immingham, England, in Convoy SC-94. (Source: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?149990)

Related Material

P79-026a (SAFR 15281) consists of a photograph album of Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company activities, circa 1930s. The album includes photographic prints of GOLDEN HORN in Hankow, China, on pages 88-89.
Box 4

Item No. 371.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, view off starboard bow, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 88, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph, which is on an album page with the caption: "SS GOLDEN HORN V.8 at Hankow, China," likely referring to voyage 8.
Box 4

Item No. 372.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, view off starboard bow, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

Distant view of the vessel.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 88, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph, which is on an album page with the caption: "SS GOLDEN HORN V.8 at Hankow, China," likely referring to voyage 8.
Box 4

Item No. 373.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) underway in Hankou, China, port broadside view, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 88, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph, which is on an album page with the caption: "SS GOLDEN HORN V.8 at Hankow, China," likely referring to voyage 8.
Box 4

Item No. 374.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, with small boats with cargo alongside, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

Close up view of part of the vessel with men either loading or unloading boxes of cargo. Items 374, 375 and 388 are very similar.
Box 4

Item No. 375.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, with small boats with cargo alongside, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

Close up view of part of the vessel with men either loading or unloading boxes of cargo. Items 374, 375 and 388 are very similar.
Box 4

Item No. 376.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, view off starboard bow, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

Item 377 is a closer view of Item 376. Items 376, 380 and 381 are almost identical.
Box 4

Item No. 377.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, view off starboard bow, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

Item 377 is a closer view of Item 376.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 89, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph, which is on an album page with the caption: "SS GOLDEN HORN V.8 at Hankow, China," likely referring to voyage 8.
Box 4

Item No. 378.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, view off port quarter, with many small boats alongside, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

There is a man wearing white, standing on one of the small boats. Items 378 and 386 are very similar views.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 89, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph, which is on an album page with the caption: "SS GOLDEN HORN V.8 at Hankow, China," likely referring to voyage 8.
Box 4

Item No. 379.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, view off starboard bow, with barge 53 alongside, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.
Box 4

Item No. 380.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, view off starboard bow, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

Items 376, 380 and 381 are almost identical.
Box 4

Item No. 381.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, view off starboard bow, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

Items 376, 380 and 381 are almost identical.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 89, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph, which is on an album page with the caption: "SS GOLDEN HORN V.8 at Hankow, China," likely referring to voyage 8.
Box 4

Item No. 382A and 382B.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, view off starboard bow, with a small boat amidship, 1928-1938

Extent: 2 photographs (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 safety negatives, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negatives.

Scope and Content Note

There are two unique images here; they have been numbered P79-092a.382A and P79-092a.382B. Close up views of GOLDEN HORN. In one of the photographs, "GOLDEN HORN" is visible on the hull.
Box 4

Item No. 383.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, view off starboard bow, with a small boat amidship, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 88, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph, which is on an album page with the caption: "SS GOLDEN HORN V.8 at Hankow, China," likely referring to voyage 8.
Box 4

Item No. 384.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, starboard broadside view, with many small boats alongside, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

SHOU CHI NO. 1 (launch?) alongside GOLDEN HORN in the foreground.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 89, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph, which is on an album page with the caption: "SS GOLDEN HORN V.8 at Hankow, China," likely referring to voyage 8.
Box 4

Item No. 385.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, view off starboard bow, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

Close up view of the starboard bow. "GOLDEN HORN" is visible on the hull.
Box 4

Item No. 386.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, view off port quarter, with many small boats alongside, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

There is a man wearing white in one of the small boats. Items 378 and 386 are very similar views.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 88, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph, which is on an album page with the caption: "SS GOLDEN HORN V.8 at Hankow, China," likely referring to voyage 8.
Box 4

Item No. 387.  Harbor in Hankou, China, with Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in the background, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

There are several people in the water in the foreground.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 88, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph, which is on an album page with the caption: "SS GOLDEN HORN V.8 at Hankow, China," likely referring to voyage 8.
Box 4

Item No. 388.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, with small boats with cargo alongside, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

Close up view of part of the vessel with men either loading or unloading boxes of cargo. Items 374, 375 and 388 are very similar.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 89, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph, which is on an album page with the caption: "SS GOLDEN HORN V.8 at Hankow, China," likely referring to voyage 8.
Box 4

Item No. 389.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, view off starboard bow, with Chun Kee No. 1 (launch) amidship, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

View of part of the vessel with men either loading or unloading boxes of cargo. Item 390 is a closer view of Item 389.
Box 4

Item No. 390.  Golden Horn (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Hankou, China, view off starboard bow, with Chun Kee No. 1 (launch) amidship, 1928-1938

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "G-31-8" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

View of part of the vessel with men either loading or unloading boxes of cargo. Item 390 is a closer view of Item 389.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 89, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph, which is on an album page with the caption: "SS GOLDEN HORN V.8 at Hankow, China," likely referring to voyage 8.
Box 1, Box 2, Box 7, Box 8, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 23.  Golden Peak (built 1919; freighter), 1928-1937

Extent: 14 photographs (39 physical forms).
Physical Description: 12 nitrate negatives, 12 contact interpositives, 12 copy negatives, 3 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel docked and loading cargo in Asia.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1919 by Skinner & Eddy Corp. in Seattle, Washington, and named CROSSKEYS. Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Co. bought her from the U.S. Shipping Board in 1928 and renamed her GOLDEN PEAK. In 1937, she was renamed UTAHAN. In 1951, she was purchased by East & West Shipping Company and renamed FUTURA. She was broken up at Karachi, Pakistan in October 1960. (Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinner_%26_Eddy; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_%26_West_Steamship_Company)

Related Material

P79-026a (SAFR 15281) consists of a photograph album of Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company activities, circa 1930s. There are many photographic prints of GOLDEN PEAK throughout the album.
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 053.  View of logs stacked on board Golden Peak (built 1919; freighter) in Asia, with several ventilator cowls in view as well, 1928-1937

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.5 x 5.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 5.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 5.75 in. "A-62-5" written on the negative. The typed envelope created by SAFR staff says: "GOLDEN PEAK loading lumber in Orient."
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 054.  Golden Peak (built 1919; freighter) docked in Yokohama, Japan, with a local stevedore carrying cargo on the dock in front of the vessel, 1928-1937

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3 x 5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3 x 5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3 x 5 in. "A-21-4" and "12" written on the negative. The typed envelope created by SAFR staff said that this photograph was taken in Yokohama, but the caption in the photograph album in P79-026a said this was in Hong Kong.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 39, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph. The caption in the photograph album reads: "HONG KONG. Native jitney transporting case oil."
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 055.  Captain K. Hansen kneeling next to damaged cans of kerosene on a dock in Yokohama, Japan, 1928-1937

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3 x 5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3 x 5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3 x 5 in. "A-21-4" and "3" written on the negative. The typed envelope created by SAFR staff said that this photograph was taken in Yokohama, but the caption in the photograph album in P79-026a said this was in Hong Kong.

Scope and Content Note

Some of the cans kerosene are leaking out onto the dock.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 37, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph. The caption in the photograph album reads: "Captain K. Hansen, Master SS GOLDEN PEAK. 'X' shows leak on top can and kerosene flowing out - HONG KONG."
Box 1, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 056.  Golden Peak (built 1919; freighter) anchored at the Standard Oil Dock in Cebu, Philippines, view off port bow, 1928-1937

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.5 x 5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 5.25 in. There is black paper on the corners of the back of the print, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "A-47" is written on the bottom corner of the negatives. "Golden Mountain anchored at Standard Oil Dock at Cebu" is written on the back of the print, however this is incorrect. This is actually GOLDEN PEAK, and the vessel's name can be seen more clearly in the negatives than in the print.

Scope and Content Note

Vessel is discharging kerosene and gasoline.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 103.  Boxes of kerosene cargo stacked on pallets on the dock in front of Golden Peak (built 1919; freighter) in Yokohama, Japan, 1928-1937

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "A-21-4" and "7" written on the negative. The typed envelope created by SAFR staff said that this photograph was taken in Yokohama, but the caption in the photograph album in P79-026a said this was in Hong Kong.

Scope and Content Note

Richfield brand kerosene.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 37, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph. The caption in the photograph album reads: "HONG KONG - How slings were loaded."
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 104.  Boxes of gasoline and kerosene stacked on a pier next to Golden Peak (built 1919; freighter), which is discharging the cargo in Amoy, China, 1928-1937

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 5.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.25 x 5.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.25 x 5.5 in. "A-28-5" written on the negative.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 105.  Group of men standing on a dock while Golden Peak (built 1919; freighter) is discharging kerosene and gasoline in Amoy, China, 1928-1937

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 5.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.25 x 5.25 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.25 x 5.25 in. "A-28-5" written on the negative.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 106.  Close up view of logs on board Golden Peak (built 1919; freighter) in Asia, with one ventilator cowl in front of the stack of logs, 1928-1937

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 5.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.25 x 5.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.25 x 5.5 in. "A-62-5" written on the negative. The typed envelope created by SAFR staff says: "Loading lumber in Orient, GOLDEN PEAK."
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 107.  Golden Peak (built 1919; freighter) loading lumber in Asia, 1928-1937

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 5.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.25 x 5.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.25 x 5.5 in. "A-62-5" written on the negative. The typed envelope created by SAFR staff says: "GOLDEN PEAK loading lumber in Orient."

Scope and Content Note

There is a log suspended in the air next to the hull and a small boat amidship. There are seven men visible on board the vessel.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 108.  Close up view of logs on board Golden Peak (built 1919; freighter) in Asia, 1928-1937

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 5.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.25 x 5.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.25 x 5.5 in. "A-62-5" written on the negative. The typed envelope created by SAFR staff says: "Loading lumber in Orient - SS GOLDEN PEAK."

Scope and Content Note

Rope in the foreground.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 134.  Golden Peak (built 1919; freighter) anchored in Yokohama, Japan, view off starboard bow, 1928-1937

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3 x 5.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3 x 5.25 in.; 1 copy negative, 3 x 5.25 in. "A-62-3" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

There are several small boats on her starboard side. Vessel is discharging kerosene and gasoline.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 158.  Local stevedores carrying cargo across wood planks, walking toward Golden Peak (built 1919; freighter) docked in Yokohama, Japan, 1928-1937

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 2.75 x 4.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in. "A-21-4" and "2" written on the negative. The typed envelope created by SAFR staff said that this photograph was taken in Yokohama, but the caption in the photograph album in P79-026a said this was in Hong Kong.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 37, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph. The caption in the photograph album reads: "HONG KONG - Carrying to deck."
Box 8

Item No. 362.  Golden Peak (built 1919; freighter) underway, with a view of the quartering sea in a gale, 1930 November 11

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 5.5 in. "Quartering sea in gale - 32 degrees N, 164 degrees W. November 11, 1930" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Vessel is at 32 degrees N, 164 degrees W, which is in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean, north of Hawaii.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 14, for another 3.25 x 5.5 in. print of this photograph.
Box 8

Item No. 363.  Golden Peak (built 1919; freighter) underway, looking aft during a gale at sea, 1930 November 11

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 5.5 in. "SS Golden Peak in gale. 32 degrees N, 164 degrees W. November 11, 1930" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Lifeboats and funnels in view. Vessel is at 32 degrees N, 164 degrees W, which is in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean, north of Hawaii.
Box 8

File Unit 24.  Golden River (built 1918; freighter), 1930 March

Extent: 2 photographs (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel ashore on Uma Shima Point, Japan.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1918 by Pacific Coast Shipbuilding Co. in Bay Point, California, for the United States Shipping Board and named DIABLO. Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Co. purchased her in 1929 and renamed her GOLDEN RIVER. In 1934, Matson Navigation Co. purchased the vessel and renamed her MAUNA KEA. In 1946, Centauro Shipping Co. purchased her and renamed her CENTAURO. Alain Shipping Corp. bought her in 1955 and renamed her BALI. In 1956, Tsavliris Shipping Co. purchased her and renamed her MARIANTHE. The vessel was lost on April 11, 1956. (Sources: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?192665; http://www.usmm.org/matson.html)
Box 8

Item No. 370A and 370B.  Golden River (built 1918; freighter) ashore on Uma Shima Point, Japan, stern view, 1930 March 22

Extent: 2 photographs (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 2.75 x 4.5 in. "G. River astern 'Tyne Maru' both ashore Uma Shima Point, Japan, 3/22/30" written on the back of both of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

There are two unique images here; they have been numbered P79-092a.370A and P79-092a.370B. TYNE MARU (freighter) is ashore as well and partially visible on the right hand side of the photographs.
Box 2, Box 10, Box 11, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 25.  Golden Star (built 1919; freighter), 1931-1937

Extent: 3 photographs (6 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 1 contact interpositive, 1 copy negative, 3 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel in drydock in San Francisco, California, and views on board the vessel on the occasion of raising the U.S. Naval Reserve flag.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1919 by Skinner & Eddy Corp. in Seattle, Washington, for the U.S. Shipping Board, and named ELKRIDGE. In 1928, the Oceanic and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. purchased the vessel and renamed her GOLDEN STAR. In 1937, American-Hawaiian Steamship Company bought the vessel and renamed her TENNESSEAN. She was sold to Britain in 1940 and renamed EMPIRE PENGUIN by the Ministry of War Transport (MOWT). She was allocated in 1942 to the Dutch Government and renamed VAN DE VELDE. In 1947, she was sold to Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd and renamed RIJNLAND. In 1949, she was renamed RYNLAND. She was sold in 1957 to Compagnia Navigazione Maraventure, Panama, and renamed VAPTISTIS. She was operated under the management of Lemos & Pateras Ltd. and scrapped in September 1959 at Lisbon, Portugal. (Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Empire_ships_%28P%29; http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii)
Box 2, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 110.  Ships officers posing with the recently presented Naval Reserve flag on board Golden Star (built 1919; freighter), 1931 January 22

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 4.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.25 x 4.25 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.25 x 4.25 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.25 x 9.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

From left to right: 2nd Officer A.M. Evjenth, 3rd Officer M.L. Morrow, Chief Officer A.M. Petersen, Chief Engineer J.E. Blake, Captain Ole Lee.
Box 11

Item No. 359.  Golden Star (built 1919; freighter) in drydock in San Francisco, California, view of the starboard stern, 1937 May

Creator/Collector: Gabriel Moulin Studios
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.25 x 9.5 in. "Renamed TENNESSEAN. Sold to Runciman Ltds. London, England, January 1940" written on the back of the print. "Gabriel Moulin photo, May 6, 1937, S.F. Calif." stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

The vessel's name can be seen on the stern. There is a man standing next to the vessel.
Box 11

Item No. 360.  Golden Star (built 1919; freighter) in drydock in San Francisco, California, view of the port stern, 1937 May

Creator/Collector: Gabriel Moulin Studios
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.75 x 9.5 in. "Renamed TENNESSEAN. Sold to British interests, January 1940" written on the back of the print. "Gabriel Moulin photo, May 6, 1937, S.F. Calif." stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

The vessel's name can be seen on the stern. Note the propeller and rudder. It looks like HAWAIIAN (built 1919; freighter) might be in the background.
Box 1, Box 4, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 26.  Golden Wall (built 1920; freighter), 1928-1934

Extent: 7 photographs (9 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 1 contact interpositive, 1 copy negative, 6 safety negatives

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel at dock and underway in Indo-China.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1920 by G. M. Standifer Construction Corp. in Vancouver, Washington for the U.S. Government and named PAWLET. Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Co. purchased her in 1928 and named her GOLDEN WALL. In 1934, Williams Steamship Corporation purchased the vessel and renamed her WILLSOLO. In 1937, American-Hawaiian Steamship Company purchased the vessel and renamed her OHIOAN. On May 8, 1942, OHIOAN was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-564. (Source: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?142511)

Related Material

P79-026a (SAFR 15281) consists of a photograph album of Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company activities, circa 1930s. There are a few photographic prints of GOLDEN WALL throughout the album.
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 057.  Golden Wall (built 1920; freighter) at dock in Indo-China, deck view looking towards the stern, 1928-1934

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 2.75 x 5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 2.75 x 5 in.; 1 copy negative, 2.75 x 5 in. "I-63-7" and "G. Wall Indo-China" are written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

There is a crane on the port side of the vessel either loading or unloading cargo.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 86, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph. There are photographs of YEIFUKU MARU in this collection that also have the same information written on the negative (Items 074, 136, 361, 365-368).
Box 4

Item No. 361.  Box cars with coal lined up alongside Golden Wall (built 1920; freighter) in Indo-China, in the process of loading coal onto the vessel, with people standing on the ground near the port side of the vessel, 1928-1934

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in. "I-63-7" and "Indo-China" are written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

Item 361 and Item 368 were taken in the same location, likely on the same day.

Related Material

There are photographs of YEIFUKU MARU in this collection that also have the same information written on the negative (Items 057, 074, 136, 365-368).
Box 4

Item No. 364.  Golden Wall (built 1920; freighter) at dock in Indo-China, deck view, 1928-1934

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in. "I-63-7" and "Golden Wall I.C." are written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

There is a crane on the port side of the vessel either loading or unloading cargo.
Box 4

Item No. 365.  Railroad cranes used for loading coal in Indo-China, with a partial view of Golden Wall (built 1920; freighter) at dock nearby, 1928-1934

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in. "I-63-7" and "Indo-China" are written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

GOLDEN WALL is on the right side of the photograph.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 86, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph. There are photographs of YEIFUKU MARU in this collection that also have the same information written on the negative (Items 057, 074, 136, 361, 366-368).
Box 4

Item No. 366.  Golden Wall (built 1920; freighter) in Indo-China, portside deck view looking towards the stern, 1928-1934

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "I-63-7" and "G. Wall Indo-China" are written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

There is a small pile of lumber on board the vessel. Item 366 and Item 367 appear to have been taken on the same day.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 86, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph. There are photographs of YEIFUKU MARU in this collection that also have the same information written on the negative (Items 057, 074, 136, 361, 365, 367-368).
Box 4

Item No. 367.  Golden Wall (built 1920; freighter) underway in Indo-China, port side deck view looking towards the stern, 1928-1934

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in. "I-63-7" and "G. Wall Indo-China" are written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

There is a small pile of lumber on deck. Vessel is likely en route to Kampha, India. Item 366 and Item 367 appear to have been taken on the same day.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 87, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph. The caption for above this photograph in the album says "Island passages en route Kampha". There are photographs of YEIFUKU MARU in this collection that also have the same information written on the negative (Items 057, 074, 136, 361, 365-366, 368).
Box 4

Item No. 368.  Box cars with coal lined up alongside Golden Wall (built 1920; freighter) in Indo-China, in the process of loading coal onto the vessel, 1928-1934

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in. "I-63-7" and "Indo-China" are written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

Item 361 and Item 368 were taken in the same location, likely on the same day.

Related Material

See P79-026a, photograph album page 87, for a 2.75 x 4.5 in. print of this photograph. The caption for this photograph in the album says "Loading coal from box cars. Each box carrying 4 long tons or 2240#". There are photographs of YEIFUKU MARU in this collection that also have the same information written on the negative (Items 057, 074, 136, 361, 365-367).
Box 2, Box 5, Box 8, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 27.  Hawaiian (built 1900; freighter), 1900-1925

Extent: 3 photographs (9 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 nitrate negatives, 2 contact interpositives, 2 copy negatives, 3 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel at dock and underway, and an artist's conception of the vessel.
Vessel History: The first American-Hawaiian vessel named HAWAIIAN was built by John Roach & Sons in Chester, Pennsylvania, and launched from this yard on November 8, 1900. She was delivered to the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company in New York on January 14, 1901, and was sent out on her maiden voyage in command of Captain Richard Banfield. During World War I, HAWAIIAN, under the command of Captain Louis A. Carlisle, accidentally sunk a British steamship when the two vessels collided one night in the Mediterranean off Gibraltar. In 1925, she was purchased by Lloyd Brasileiro / Brazil Lloyd and renamed UBA. She was hulked in 1936. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 95, 230; http://shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/2large/inactive/merchant.htm; New-York tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, January 13, 1901, Image 12, Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC: Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1901-01-13/ed-1/seq-12/; http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/lloydbrasileiro.shtml)
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 020.  Hawaiian (built 1900; freighter) at dock, probably on the Willamette River, Oregon, starboard broadside view, 1923-1925

Creator/Collector: Brown, H.M.
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 6.25 x 8.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "1198" written on the lower right corner of the negative. "H.M. Brown Photographer, 550=4th St. Portland, Ore. Phone Beacon 1784" stamped on the back of the print. Brown was a commercial photographer in Portland, Oregon, from 1923 to the early 1930s.

Scope and Content Note

There are buildings visible behind the vessel.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 111.  Hawaiian (built 1900; freighter) underway, port broadside view, 1900-1925

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in. "Hawaiian I" written on the negative.
Box 8

Item No. 391.  Artist's conception of Hawaiian (built 1900; freighter) underway, view off starboard bow, 1900-1925

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 4 x 5 in. "Original Hawaiian" typed on the back of one of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

The artist's conception looks more like the second HAWAIIAN than the first HAWAIIAN, though it does not look exactly like either one.
Box 2, Box 4, Box 5, Box 7, Box 8, Box 10, Box 11, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 28.  Hawaiian (built 1919; freighter), 1925-1948

Extent: 7 photographs (16 physical forms).
Physical Description: 3 nitrate negatives, 3 contact interpositives, 3 copy negatives, 7 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel docked and underway.
Vessel History: The second American-Hawaiian vessel named HAWAIIAN was built in 1919 by William Cramp & Sons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the Atlantic and Pacific Steamship Co. of New York, and named SANTA MALTA. During WWI she was transferred to the U.S. Navy. She was commissioned on May 17, 1919, at Philadelphia, with Lt. Comdr. John J. Coholan, USNRF, in command, decommissioned on November 6, 1919, at Todd Shipbuilding Corp., Brooklyn, and returned to her previous owner. In 1925, American-Hawaiian purchased the vessel and renamed her HAWAIIAN. In 1948, she was transferred to Panamanian registry and renamed FORTUNE. She was scrapped in 1958. (Sources: https://sites.google.com/site/ssarkansan/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii/american; http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/s5/santa_malta.htm; The World's Merchant Fleets, 1939: The Particulars and Wartime Fates of 6,000 Ships. Naval Inst Pr, 2006. Print. Page 383)
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 113.  Hawaiian (built 1919; freighter) docked at the Bloedel-Donovan lumber mills in Bellingham, Washington, receiving sling loads of lumber, 1937 October 26

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in. "55" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Men can be seen on board the vessel helping to load the lumber. There are many stacks of lumber cargo already on board. A crane is visible over the vessel. Items 113, 397, and 398 were taken in the same location, likely on the same day.
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 228.  Hawaiian (built 1919; freighter) underway, port broadside view, 1925-1948

Creator/Collector: Ingram
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 5.5 x 9.5 in., mounted on mat board, 8.5 x 11 in. "Ingram, Long Beach" written on the lower right corner of photograph. Typed label on the back of the print says: "Property of American-Hawaiian Steamship Company. 215 Market Street, San Francisco. To be returned promptly to D.A. McPherson, in charge of Advertising. Title: SS HAWAIIAN (2nd), No.: HA-2."
Box 4, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 250.  Hawaiian (built 1919; freighter) underway, view off port quarter, 1925-1948

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.5 x 5.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 6 in.
Box 11

Item No. 392.  Hawaiian (built 1919; freighter) underway, view off port bow, 1925-1948

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

Close up view of the vessel.
Box 8

Item No. 394.  Hawaiian (built 1919; freighter), Golden Fleece (built 1919; freighter) and Golden Dragon (built 1921; freighter) docked at Piers 26-28 in San Francisco, California, 1930 April

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 4.25 in. "A53" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Port bow views. GOLDEN FLEECE was originally named DEWEY in 1919, then WEST HERICK from 1919-1928. The Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Co. owned her from 1928-1937. American-Hawaiian owned her from 1937-1940 and renamed her LOUISIANAN. In 1940, she was sold to the British and renamed EMPIRE GANNET. From 1946-1956 she was known as ARION, and from 1956-1958 as ST. ELEFTERIO. (Source: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?179477).
GOLDEN DRAGON was originally named WEST CHOPAKA. She was owned by Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company from 1928-1937 and operated as GOLDEN DRAGON. Matson owned her from 1937-1948 and named her MAHIMAHI. She was sold to Italian owners in 1948 and renamed MONGIBELLO, then POLIFEMO in 1949. She was scrapped at Osaka, Japan in 1959. (Source: http://www.usmm.org/matson.html)
Box 8

Item No. 397.  Hawaiian (built 1919; freighter) docked at the Bloedel-Donovan lumber mills in Bellingham, Washington, view off starboard bow, receiving sling loads of lumber, 1937 October 26

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in. "55" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are many stacks of lumber on the pier in the foreground. The vessel's name can be seen on the hull, but the photograph is out of focus so it is hard to read. Items 113, 397, and 398 were taken in the same location, likely on the same day.
Box 8

Item No. 398.  Hawaiian (built 1919; freighter) docked at the Bloedel-Donovan lumber mills in Bellingham, Washington, view off starboard bow, receiving sling loads of lumber, 1937 October 26

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 4.75 in. "55" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

The vessel's name can be seen on the hull. There are many stacks of lumber on the pier in the foreground and a crane in the background with a sling load of lumber. Items 113, 397, and 398 were taken in the same location, likely on the same day.
Box 2, Box 8, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 29.  Hawaiian (freighter), 1900-1948

Extent: 2 photographs (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 1 contact interpositive, 1 copy negative, 1 black-and-white photographic print

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel wharfside and one view on board. It is unknown whether the photographs in this File Unit show the first or second American-Hawaiian vessel named HAWAIIAN.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 112.  Close up of a line on board Hawaiian (freighter), 1900-1948

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 2.5 x 2.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 2.5 x 2.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 2.5 x 2.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Part of the deck and railing can be seen in the photograph.
Box 8

Item No. 393.  Hawaiian (freighter) wharfside in an unidentified location, view off starboard bow, 1900-1948

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.5 x 3.5 in. "S.S. Hawaiian at Ba" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Vessel might be in Buenos Aires, Argentina?
Box 8

File Unit 30.  Henry Dearborn (built 1942; cargo vessel: Liberty ship), 1942 October

Extent: 12 photographs (12 physical forms).
Physical Description: 12 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of Mrs. Frederick M. Mills (sponsor) and other people on the vessel's launching day in Portland, Oregon.
Vessel History: HENRY DEARBORN was a Liberty Ship built in Portland, Oregon, as EMC #579, Hull #579, and was an EC2-S-C1 type vessel. Her keel was laid down on September 7, 1942, and she was launched on October 8, 1942, sponsored by Mrs. Frederick M. Mills. The vessel was delivered on October 18, 1942. According to the website "The United States Maritime Commission: 1936 thru 1950," compiled by Frank A. Gerhardt, in December 1943, HENRY DEARBORN was owned by the U.S. Department of Commerce and operated by American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. under WSA Service Agreement Form GAA, and at some time after World War II, the vessel was operated by American Export Lines Inc. under Maritime Commission Service Agreement Form Bare Boat. On January 28, 1943, HMAS STUART (destroyer) was damaged in a collision with HENRY DEARBORN at Townsville, Australia. On August 21, 1944, HENRY DEARBORN and the British vessel CAPE CLEAR (built 1939; freighter) collided in the Gulf of Suez en route to Hampton Roads, United Kingdom, from Basra, Iraq, and CAPE CLEAR sank. HENRY DEARBORN was scrapped in Portland, Maine in 1959. (Sources: http://shipbuildinghistory.com/history/merchantships/wwii/libertyships2.htm; http://usmaritimecommission.de/pictures.php?code=B0579a; http://usmaritimecommission.de; http://www.shipwrecksofegypt.com/redsea/CD/capeclear.html; http://www.navyhistory.org.au/category/navy-day-by-day/1943/; http://7seasvessels.com/?cat=602&paged=41).
Box 8

Item No. 290.  Mrs. Frederick M. Mills and four other people seated on a platform near the launching ways, on the day of launching Henry Dearborn (built 1942; cargo vessel: Liberty ship) in Portland, Oregon, 1942 October 8

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 5.5 in. "8" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a man and woman on both sides of Mrs. Mills and three men nearby standing next to a microphone. There is a large crowd of people in the background, presumably waiting for the vessel launch.
Box 8

Item No. 291.  A man giving Mrs. Frederick M. Mills a gift, on the day of launching Henry Dearborn (built 1942; cargo vessel: Liberty ship) in Portland, Oregon, 1942 October 8

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 5.5 in. "8" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Mills is seated at a table indoors at a party after the launching ceremony. There are 6 other people seated around Mrs. Mills. There is a poster in the background that says "Buy War Bonds."
Box 8

Item No. 292.  Portrait of Mrs. Frederick M. Mills, two women and a little girl standing on a platform in front of the launching ways, on the day of launching Henry Dearborn (built 1942; cargo vessel: Liberty ship) in Portland, Oregon, 1942 October 8

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 5.5 in. "8" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

They are all holding flowers. The launching ways are empty.
Box 8

Item No. 293.  Portrait of a little girl standing on the stairs, holding flowers, on the day of launching Henry Dearborn (built 1942; cargo vessel: Liberty ship) in Portland, Oregon, 1942 October 8

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 5.5 in. "8" stamped on the back of the print.
Box 8

Item No. 294.  Portrait of Mrs. Frederick M. Mills, two women and a little girl, standing on a platform in front of the bow of Henry Dearborn (built 1942; cargo vessel: Liberty ship), on the day of launching in Portland, Oregon, 1942 October 8

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 5.5 in. "8" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

The little girl is holding a bouquet of flowers.
Box 8

Item No. 295.  Candid shot of Mrs. Frederick M. Mills smiling, seated on a platform with other people, on the day of launching Henry Dearborn (built 1942; cargo vessel: Liberty ship) in Portland, Oregon, 1942 October 8

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 5.5 in. "8" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a little girl with curled hair in the foreground, facing away from the camera. Mrs. Mills is holding a bouquet of flowers. There is a large crowd of people in the background, presumably waiting for the vessel launch.
Box 8

Item No. 296.  Mrs. Frederick M. Mills cutting a sheet cake indoors at a party after launching Henry Dearborn (built 1942; cargo vessel: Liberty ship) in Portland, Oregon, 1942 October 8

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 5.5 in. "8" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are two women and a man seated at the table and bouquets of flowers on either side of the cake. There is a poster in the background that says "Buy War Bonds."
Box 8

Item No. 297.  Mrs. Frederick M. Mills holding up a box with a gift inside, at a party after the launching of Henry Dearborn (built 1942; cargo vessel: Liberty ship) in Portland, Oregon, 1942 October 8

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 5.5 in. "8" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are two women seated on either side of Mrs. Mills and bouquets of flowers on the table. There is a poster in the background that says "Buy War Bonds."
Box 8

Item No. 298.  Portrait of Mrs. Frederick M. Mills, two women and a little girl standing behind a buffet table filled with food, after the launching Henry Dearborn (built 1942; cargo vessel: Liberty ship) in Portland, Oregon, 1942 October 8

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 5.5 in. "8" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

They are all holding bouquets of flowers. The cake has not yet been cut and it looks like the photograph was taken at the start of the party.
Box 8

Item No. 299.  Mrs. Frederick M. Mills holding a wrapped bottle, before breaking it on the bow of Henry Dearborn (built 1942; cargo vessel: Liberty ship) on launching day in Portland, Oregon, 1942 October 8

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 5.5 in. "8" stamped on the back of the print.
Box 8

Item No. 300.  A man standing behind a podium on a platform, on the day of launching Henry Dearborn (built 1942; cargo vessel: Liberty ship) in Portland, Oregon, 1942 October 8

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 5.5 in. "8" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

He appears to be speaking and the vessel is partially visible in the background.
Box 8

Item No. 301.  Group portrait on the platform in front of the launching ways, after launching Henry Dearborn (built 1942; cargo vessel: Liberty ship) in Portland, Oregon, 1942 October 8

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 5.5 in. "8" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Frederick M. Mills is in the center, with four men, two women, and a little girl in the photograph as well. All the ladies are holding bouquets of flowers.
Box 2, Box 8, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 31.  Honolulan (built 1910; freighter), 1914 August-1916

Extent: 4 photographs (10 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 1 contact interpositive, 1 copy negative, 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 5 color photomechanical postcards

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel in the Panama Canal.
Vessel History: The first American-Hawaiian vessel named HONOLULAN was built in 1910 by Maryland Steel in Sparrows Point, Maryland. She was one of three vessels that American-Hawaiian commissioned at the time (the other two were GEORGIAN and KENTUCKIAN). She was delivered to American-Hawaiian on October 18, 1910. HONOLULAN served with American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. under the name until 1916, when she was sold to a Norwegian shipping company and renamed THORVALD HALVORSEN. She was sold again in 1921 to another Norwegian shipping company, Kleppe P. Bergen, and renamed ARGENTINA. In 1922, she was sold to Luckenbach Steamship Co. and renamed JACOB LUCKENBACH. The vessel was wrecked off the coast of Costa Rica on February 8, 1927, and scrapped at Baltimore, Maryland, later that year. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?158253; http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii/honolulan; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, page 154)
The second American-Hawaiian vessel named HONOLULAN was originally named AMERICAN (built 1900; freighter), built at the Delaware River Iron Shipbuilding and Engine Works in Chester, Pennsylvania, for American-Hawaiian. In 1925, AMERICAN (built 1900; freighter) was renamed HONOLULAN, in order to free up the name for the newly purchased vessel named SANTA BARBARA, which took over the name AMERICAN. HONOLULAN (built 1900; freighter) was sold in 1926 and taken to Osaka, Japan, where she was broken up sometime after her arrival there in November that same year.
Box 2, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 114.  Honolulan (built 1910; freighter) underway in an unidentified lock of the Panama Canal, view off starboard bow, 1914 August-1916

Extent: 1 photograph (5 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 4.5 x 6 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 4.75 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 4.75 x 6 in.; 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. "HONOLULAN 1" written on the back of the prints and on the bottom of the negatives.
Box 8

Item No. 399A.  Honolulan (built 1910; freighter) inside the upper lock at Gatun, Panama Canal, view off starboard bow, 1914 August-1916

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 color photomechanical postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are men walking on the rail tracks and a rail car on the left side of the vessel, and a small building which controls the locks is on the right side of the vessel.
Caption: S.S. HONOLULAN of the American-Hawaiian Line, bound for Pacific Coast, entering upper lock West Chamber GATUN. All operations of GATUN locks are controlled from building on right. (6)
Box 8

Item No. 399B.  Honolulan (built 1910; freighter) entering the lower lock at Gatun, Panama Canal, view off starboard bow, 1914 August-1916

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 color photomechanical postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 in. "Please be advised that a shipment of ____ from ____ is on the S.S. _____ which sailed from ____ on ____ and is due in San Francisco about _____ 192__. We thank you kindly for this favor. Williams, Dimond & Co., General Agents for Pacific Coast" printed on the back of the postcards.

Scope and Content Note

There are men walking on the rail tracks and a rail car on the left side of the vessel. While the printed information on the back of this postcard indicates that it was made in the 1920s, the image used on the front appears to be the first American-Hawaiian vessel named HONOLULAN, which would date this image between August 1914-1916.
Caption: S.S. HONOLULAN of the American-Hawaiian Line, bound for Pacific Coast, entering lower lock (lift 28 ft.). West Chamber GATUN. Water at level of Atlantic Ocean. (2)
Box 8

Item No. 400.  Honolulan (built 1910; freighter) inside the lower lock at Gatun, Panama Canal, view off starboard bow, 1914 August-1916

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 3 color photomechanical postcards, 3.5 x 5.5 in. "Please be advised that a shipment of ____ from ____ is on the S.S. _____ which sailed from ____ on ____ and is due in San Francisco about _____ 192__. We thank you kindly for this favor. Williams, Dimond & Co., General Agents for Pacific Coast" printed on the back of the postcards.

Scope and Content Note

While the printed information on the back of these postcards indicates that they were made in the 1920s, the images used on the front of the postcards appears to be the first American-Hawaiian vessel named HONOLULAN, which would date this image between August 1914-1916.
Caption: S.S. HONOLULAN of the American-Hawaiian Line, bound for Pacific Coast, in lower lock (lift 28 ft. in 4 minutes). West Chamber GATUN with water at level of middle lock. (3)
Box 5, Box 8, Box 10

File Unit 32.  Honolulan (built 1921; freighter), 1939 February-May

Extent: 15 photographs (19 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 18 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway in the stream in Port Newark, New Jersey, docked in Los Angeles, California, and automobile cargo being unloaded from the vessel.
Items 401-405, 407-415 were photographed on the same day in Los Angeles, California, showing the stowage, unloading and warehousing of Dodge automobile cargo. There is correspondence about these photographs between American-Hawaiian District Managers F.A. Hooper (of the Los Angeles office), R.S. McCurdy (of the Detroit, Michigan office) and C.V. Cooley (of the San Francisco, California office), located in the collection file.
Vessel History: The third American-Hawaiian vessel named HONOLULAN (built 1921; freighter) was originally launched as WEST FARALON on April 19, 1921, at yard number 32 by the Los Angeles Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., San Pedro, California, under contract for the United States Shipping Board (USSB). Her keel was laid seven months earlier on September 27, 1920, and she was delivered on or about July 15, 1921. Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company purchased the vessel in 1928 and renamed her GOLDEN HIND. In 1937, she was purchased by the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company and renamed HONOLULAN. On July 22, 1942, HONOLULAN (built 1921; freighter), under the command of Captain Charles N. Bamforth, was sunk by German submarine U-582 (commanded by Werner Schulte), about 400 miles south of the Cape Verde Islands in the Mid-Atlantic Ocean. (Sources: http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii; http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?30929)
Box 5, Box 10

Item No. 244.  Honolulan (built 1921; freighter) underway in the stream in Port Newark, New Jersey, port broadside view, 1939 May

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9.25 in. "Fieldman" stamped on the back of the print.
Box 8

Item No. 401.  Honolulan (built 1921; freighter) at dock in Los Angeles, California, unloading Dodge automobiles, view off port quarter, 1939 February

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 3.75 x 5.75 in. The prints have scalloped edges. "A4" stamped on the back of the print.
Box 8

Item No. 402.  Dodge automobile cargo lined up on the dock in Los Angeles, California, after being unloaded from Honolulan (built 1921; freighter), 1939 February

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 3.75 x 5.75 in. The prints have scalloped edges. "A4" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Cars are lined up in rows of three and there are about 19 cars in view.
Box 8

Item No. 403.  Honolulan (built 1921; freighter) at dock in Los Angeles, California, deck view, unloading Dodge automobiles, 1939 February

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 3.75 x 5.75 in. The prints have scalloped edges. "A4" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

One car is suspended in the air over the dock, and one car is on the deck of the vessel. There are many men on board the vessel and on the dock.
Box 8

Item No. 404.  Dodge automobile cargo lined up in the Los Angeles Harbor District Warehouse, California, after being unloaded from Honolulan (built 1921; freighter), 1939 February

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 5.75 in. The print has scalloped edges. "A2" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

40-50 cars in view.
Box 8

Item No. 405.  Dodge automobile cargo lined up in the Los Angeles Harbor District Warehouse, California, after being unloaded from Honolulan (built 1921; freighter), 1939 February

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 5.75 in. The print has scalloped edges. "A2" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Three rows of cars in the photograph; about 25-30 cars in view.
Box 8

Item No. 407.  Honolulan (built 1921; freighter) at dock in Los Angeles, California, unloading a Dodge automobile which is suspended in the air, view amidship, 1939 February

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 5.75 in. The print has scalloped edges. "A4" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are several men standing on the dock looking up at the car.
Box 8

Item No. 408.  Dodge automobile cargo lined up on the dock in Los Angeles, California, after being unloaded from Honolulan (built 1921; freighter), 1939 February

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 5.75 in. The print has scalloped edges. "A2" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Cars are lined up in rows of three and there are about 12 cars in view.
Box 8

Item No. 409.  View of the front of five Dodge automobiles inside the hold of Honolulan (built 1921; freighter) at dock in Los Angeles, California, 1939 February

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5 in.
Box 8

Item No. 410.  Honolulan (built 1921; freighter) at dock in Los Angeles, California, unloading a Dodge automobile which is suspended in the air, 1939 February

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 5.75 in. The print has scalloped edges. "A2" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Close up view of the car, a man on board the vessel, and part of the dock.
Box 8

Item No. 411.  Dodge automobile cargo lined up in the Los Angeles Harbor District Warehouse, California, after being unloaded from Honolulan (built 1921; freighter), 1939 February

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 5.75 in. The print has scalloped edges. "A2" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

13 cars in view.
Box 8

Item No. 412.  Honolulan (built 1921; freighter) at dock in Los Angeles, California, deck view, unloading a Dodge automobile which is suspended in the air over the deck, 1939 February

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 5.75 in. The print has scalloped edges. "A3" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a partial view into the hold.
Box 8

Item No. 413.  Honolulan (built 1921; freighter) at dock in Los Angeles, California, unloading Dodge automobiles, view off port bow, 1939 February

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 5.75 in. The print has scalloped edges. "A4" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a car suspended in the air and one on the dock. There are many men standing on the pier. The name of the vessel is visible on the hull.
Box 8

Item No. 414.  View of Dodge automobile cargo inside the hold of Honolulan (built 1921; freighter) at dock in Los Angeles, California, 1939 February

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

8 cars in view.
Box 8

Item No. 415.  View of six Dodge automobiles inside the hold of Honolulan (built 1921; freighter) at dock in Los Angeles, California, 1939 February

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5 in.
Box 5, Box 11

File Unit 33.  Illinoian (built 1918; freighter), 1939 March

Extent: 2 photographs (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 3 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel at dock and in the stream in Portland, Oregon.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1918 by Osaka Iron Works, Sakurajima, Japan, for the U.S. Shipping Board and named EASTERN LIGHT. In 1926, she was renamed WILLKENO by the Williams Fleet. American-Hawaiian purchased the Williams Fleet in 1929, but continued to operate the vessel as WILLKENO under the Williams Steamship Corporation. In 1937, American-Hawaiian purchased the vessel and renamed her ISTHMIAN (second vessel with this name in the American-Hawaiian fleet). In 1939, the U.S. Maritime Commission - War Shipping Administration took over the vessel and named her ILLINOIAN. On August 28, 1944, she was scuttled as a blockship in Gooseberry No. 2 at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. (Source: Pruner, J. M. "History of the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company by periods 1899 to 1936 inclusive: Williams Steamship Corporation and the Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company." December 1929; April 1937 [SFMNHP, HE753 A38 pam])
Box 5, Box 11

Item No. 418.  Illinoian (built 1918; freighter) at dock in Portland, Oregon, starboard broadside view, 1939 March

Creator/Collector: Woodfield Photograph Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 8 x 9.75 in.; 2 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 7.75 x 9.25 in., (1) 8 x 10 in. "Woodfield Photo Studio & Gift Shop, Astoria, 451 Com'l St. Oregon" stamped on the back of one of the prints.
Box 11

Item No. 419.  Illinoian (built 1918; freighter) in the stream in Portland, Oregon, view off port bow, 1939 March

Creator/Collector: Woodfield Photograph Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Woodfield Photo Studio & Gift Shop, Astoria, 451 Com'l St. Oregon" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Several men can be seen on board the vessel near the bow.
Box 11

File Unit 34.  Indianan (built 1919; freighter), 1937-1940

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel at dock.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1919 by Ames Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. in Seattle, Washington, for the U.S. Shipping Board, and named WEST ISLIP. Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Co. purchased her in 1928 and renamed her GOLDEN ROD. In 1934, she was purchased by Williams Steamship Corp and renamed WILLHILO. In 1937, she was purchased by the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company and renamed INDIANAN. In January 1940, she was sold to Runciman, Ltd. of London, England. In 1941, she was purchased by the British Government and renamed EMPIRE EAGLE. In 1942, she was purchased by the Norwegian Government and renamed NORJERV. On June 26, 1944, she was sunk as blockship at Normandy, France, in Gosseberry No. 4. In 1949, she was raised but sunk in tow to a scrapyard at Stranford Lough. (Sources: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?159101; information on the back of one of the photographic prints in this collection)
Box 11

Item No. 421.  Indianan (built 1919; freighter) at dock in an unidentified location, starboard bow breast view, 1937-1940

Creator/Collector: Commercial & Photo View Co.
Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 7.25 x 9.25 in., (1) 8 x 9.75 in. Part of the top left corner of the smaller print has been cut off and there is glue on the back, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "Commercial & Photo View Co., 316 13th Street, Oakland, Calif. [Photo] No. 13162-2" stamped on the back of both of the prints.
Box 2, Box 5, Box 7, Box 11, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 35.  Iowan (built 1914; freighter), 1914-1941

Extent: 8 photographs (17 physical forms).
Physical Description: 4 nitrate negatives, 4 contact interpositives, 4 copy negatives, 5 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway, at dock and in drydock.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1914 by the Maryland Steel Co. in Sparrows Pt., Maryland, for American-Hawaiian. She was an Isherwood type vessel and was delivered on May 16, 1914. In October 1914, IOWAN rammed and sank the United Fruit Company steamer METAPAN near the entrance to New York Harbor. IOWAN was acquired and commissioned by U.S. Navy as USS IOWAN (ID-3002) on August 12, 1918, decommissioned on September 18, 1919, and returned to American-Hawaiian at this time. In May 1922, IOWAN rammed and sank the Furness-Prince Line steamer WELSH PRINCE in the Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon, killing seven men in the process. In June 1941, IOWAN ran aground on a reef near Point Conception, California, and suffered $500,000 in damages while pounded by waves on the reef. She was freed after two weeks, towed to Los Angeles, California, and repaired.
In 1942, IOWAN was requisitioned by the War Shipping Administration, which transferred her to the Soviet Union under the terms of Lend-Lease in December 1942. She was assigned to the Far East Shipping Company under her new name of TASHKENT, but sailed with the Soviet Pacific Fleet throughout the war. She delivered cargo and troops in support of the Soviet invasion of Japanese-held territories in August 1945. After the war, the ship remained a part of the Soviet merchant fleet until 1966. She was transferred to North Korea at that time to become a fish processing facility, and was scrapped in 1969. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, page 156; http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Iowan)
Box 5, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 016.  Iowan (built 1914; freighter) at dock, view off starboard bow, 1914-1941

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in. "Wreck of Iowan" is written on the side of the negative.

Scope and Content Note

The stem is bent. There are men on the dock loading or unloading bags of cargo which are suspended by ropes and hanging near the hull. IOWAN got into several collisions throughout her career, and this photograph likely shows her damage in 1941, but this cannot be confirmed.
Box 5, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 017.  Iowan (built 1914; freighter) at dock in front of Municipal Terminal No. 1, port broadside view, 1914-1941

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

Probably in Portland, Oregon (Item 013 contains a very similar view and that photograph was taken by a Portland, Oregon photographer).
Box 5, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 018.  Iowan (built 1914; freighter) in drydock to repair damage to the bow, view off starboard bow, 1914-1941

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in. "Wreck of Iowan" is written on the side of the negative.

Scope and Content Note

There are many men working on the vessel: some are standing on scaffolding in front of the bow and some are standing on the ground nearby. IOWAN got into several collisions throughout her career, and this photograph likely shows her damage in 1941 (and repair in Los Angeles) but this cannot be confirmed.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 102.  Iowan (built 1914; freighter) at dock in San Francisco, California, view off starboard bow, 1922 March

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.75 x 6.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 6.25 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 6 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.5 in. "S.S. 'IOWAN' Voy 8 E/B 38; East Coast Ports; Brooklyn, Manhattan, Boston; Sailed from S.F. Mar. 19-1922" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

The tugboat ACTIVE is in the foreground.
Box 11

Item No. 423.  Iowan (built 1914; freighter) underway, bow breast view, 1919

Creator/Collector: Muller, Robert Enrique, 1883-
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. Modern copy print. "Copyright E. Muller Jr." can be seen written on the lower right corner of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Possibly near New York, New York. The vessel has hundreds of troops on board. The photograph shows the IOWAN operating as a troop carrier on the Atlantic, returning troops from Europe after World War I, as USS IOWAN.
Box 11

Item No. 425.  Iowan (built 1914; freighter) underway passing through a drawbridge on the Willamette River, Oregon, view off starboard quarter, 1928

Creator/Collector: Morton & Co.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 6.5 x 8.5 in. There are printer's marks on the front and back of the print. "27277 9" and "Morton & Company" stamped on the back of the print.
Box 11

Item No. 426.  Iowan (built 1914; freighter) underway, port broadside view, circa 1920s-1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 9.75 in., mounted on an 8.5 x 11 in. board. "Property of American-Hawaiian Steamship Company, 215 Market Street, San Francisco, California, Return to D.A. McPherson, In Charge of Advertising. Title: SS IOWAN. No. IO-1" is typed on a label that is glued to the back of the print.
Box 11

Item No. 429.  Iowan (built 1914; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, circa 1920s-1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 5.5 x 8.75 in.
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 36.  Isthmian (built 1908; freighter), 1908-1916

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 1 contact interpositive, 1 copy negative, 1 black-and-white photographic print

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel at dock.
Vessel History: The first American-Hawaiian vessel named ISTHMIAN was built in New York and launched in 1908. She was delivered to American-Hawaiian on April 22, 1908. She was the first freighter to bring general cargo into the Los Angeles, California, inner harbor, when the Wilmington docks were completed in April 1914. She was commanded by Captain J.B. Hall. The vessel was sold to a Norwegian steamship line in 1916. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 170, 211; Weekly Commercial News, Volume 53, Number 23, December 2, 1916, page 3)
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 229.  Isthmian (built 1908; freighter) at dock, view off starboard bow, 1908-1916

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7 x 9.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are some flags decorating the vessel. Possibly in San Francisco, California (according to the enclosure created by SAFR staff).
Box 11

File Unit 37.  Isthmian (built 1918; freighter), 1937

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel in the stream.
Vessel History: The second American-Hawaiian vessel named ISTHMIAN was built in 1918 by Osaka Iron Works, Sakurajima, Japan, for the U.S. Shipping Board and named EASTERN LIGHT. In 1926, she was renamed WILLKENO by the Williams Fleet. American-Hawaiian purchased the Williams Fleet in 1929, but continued to operate the vessel as WILLKENO under the Williams Steamship Corporation. In 1937, American-Hawaiian purchased the vessel and renamed her ISTHMIAN. In 1939, the U.S. Maritime Commission - War Shipping Administration took over the vessel and named her ILLINOIAN. On August 28, 1944, she was scuttled as a blockship in Goosberry No.2 at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. (Source: Pruner, J. M. "History of the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company by periods 1899 to 1936 inclusive: Williams Steamship Corporation and the Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company." December 1929; April 1937 [SFMNHP, HE753 A38 pam])
Box 11

Item No. 427.  Isthmian (built 1918; freighter) in the stream, starboard broadside view, 1937

Creator/Collector: Morton & Co.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 9.5 in. The print has dried glue and brown paper on the back, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "MORTON PHOTOGRAPHS, MORTON & CO. COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, 515 MARKET ST., SAN FRANCISCO" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Parts of the vessel have been painted black on the surface of the photographic print, obscuring the name on the hull, though it appears that there is a "W" on the stack. This likely indicates that the photograph was taken soon after American-Hawaiian purchased the vessel from the Williams Steamship Corporation, which is why the photograph was very likely taken in 1937.
Box 5

File Unit 38.  Kansan (built 1903; freighter), 1911-1917

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel at dock.
Vessel History: The first American-Hawaiian vessel named KANSAN was built in 1903 by the New York Shipbuilding Company for the Atlantic Transport Co. and named MASSACHUSETTS. American-Hawaiian purchased the vessel on July 25, 1911, and renamed her KANSAN. She was delivered on October 5, 1911. She had an eventful career in World War I. The vessel was taken over by the U.S. Navy in 1914 and put into the transport and supply service. KANSAN was on her way from New York to Boston at the end of 1916, and was hit by several torpedoes from a German submarine. Captain Edelbert L. Smith refused to surrender to the Germans and ended up continuing on her journey when two other British vessels were seen on the horizon. KANSAN hit a mine on December 18, 1916, in the Bay of Biscay, under the command of Captain E.A. Forsyth, but the hit was not fatal. KANSAN was sunk by a torpedo off Belle Isle on the French coast on July 10, 1917. The wreck KANSAN was refloated and scrapped in 1928 by the Italian company Sorima. (Sources: Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 155, 187, 212-213, 221-222; http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?5089).
Box 5

Item No. 437.  Kansan (built 1903; freighter) at dock in an unidentified location, view off starboard bow, 1911-1917

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are several unidentified tugboats in the foreground. The vessel name on the hull is illegible.
Box 1, Box 5, Box 8, Box 10, Box 11, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 39.  Kansan (built 1918; freighter), 1925-1946

Extent: 12 photographs (24 physical forms).
Physical Description: 5 nitrate negatives, 5 contact interpositives, 5 copy negatives, 9 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway, at dock and views on board.
Vessel History: The second American-Hawaiian vessel named KANSAN was built in 1918 by William Cramp & Sons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the Atlantic and Pacific Steamship Co. of New York and named SANTA OLIVIA. She was taken over by the Navy upon completion. In September 1925, American-Hawaiian purchased the vessel and renamed her KANSAN. In 1946, she was sold to the Star Line of Panama and renamed JACKSTAR. She was scrapped in 1955. (Sources: Mooney, James L. Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Washington: Navy Dept., Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Naval History Division, 1959. Print.; https://sites.google.com/site/ssarkansan/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii/american, http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/173125.htm; information written on the back of one of the prints)
Box 5, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 014.  Kansan (built 1918; freighter) underway in Portland, Oregon, starboard broadside view, 1933

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

Some buildings can be seen on the shoreline in the background.
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 015.  Kansan (built 1918; freighter) underway, port broadside view, 1925-1946

Creator/Collector: Ingram
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 8 in.; 1 copy negative, 4 x 8 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 5 x 9.75 in.; There is black paper on the back of the print, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "Ingram, L.B. Cal." written on the lower left corner of the photograph. "S.S. KANSAN. Ex SANTA OLIVIA. Built 1918. Purchased 9-18-25" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Items 015 and 230 are very similar. Probably off Los Angeles, California.
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 068.  Kansan (built 1918; freighter) close to a dock, view off starboard bow, 1925-1946

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a dog on the dock looking towards the vessel and a few men are visible on board KANSAN. The vessel appears to be in the process of docking since there are ropes from the vessel attached to the dock. Items 068 and 069 appear to have been taken on the same day in the same location.
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 069.  Kansan (built 1918; freighter) near a dock, view off starboard bow, 1925-1946

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is someone standing on the dock looking at the vessel. The vessel appears to be in the process of docking since there are ropes from the vessel attached to the dock. Items 068 and 069 appear to have been taken on the same day in the same location. KANSAN is further away from the dock than in Item 068.
Box 5, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 230.  Kansan (built 1918; freighter) underway, port broadside view, 1925-1946

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5.75 x 9.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 5.75 x 9.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 5.75 x 9.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

Items 015 and 230 are very similar.
Box 8

Item No. 430.  Kansan (built 1918; freighter) at dock in Portland, Oregon, unloading lubricating oil, port broadside view, circa 1931

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.5 in. "14584" and "Mackenzie Harris" written on the back of the print. "4" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are several barges on the port side of the vessel. There are five men and many barrels of oil lined up on one of the barges.
Box 8

Item No. 431.  Kansan (built 1918; freighter) fully loaded with lumber cargo at dock in Portland, Oregon, view off port bow, 1931 May

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.5 in. "Kansan departing Portland E/B 827, fully loaded, May 1931" written on the back of the print. "45" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Vessel ready to depart.
This photograph was previously assigned the Item number 429, but that number was already in use. This photograph of KANSAN was assigned the Item number 431 in June 2013. (Item number 431 was previously an unused number).
Box 11

Item No. 432.  Portrait of nine men on board Kansan (built 1918; freighter), upon presentation of the Naval Reserve flag, 1930 January 23

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "14" written on the lower left corner of the front of the print.

Scope and Content Note

The men are standing in front of ventilator cowls. Captain Orrick Rogers is standing in the middle holding the warrant for the ship's membership in the Naval Reserve. Possibly in San Francisco, California.
Box 11

Item No. 433.  Portrait of Commodore Bauer presenting Captain Orrick Rogers the warrant for the ship's membership in the Naval Reserve, on board Kansan (built 1918; freighter), 1930 January 23

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "11" written on the lower left corner of the front of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are 8 ship's officers in the background. Bauer is on the left and Orrick is on the right. Possibly in San Francisco, California.
Box 11

Item No. 434.  Portrait of Commodore Bauer and Captain Orrick Rogers holding a flag on board Kansan (built 1918; freighter), on the day of the presentation of the Naval Reserve flag, 1930 January 23

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10.25 in. "12" written on the lower left corner of the front of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Bauer is on the left and Orrick is on the right. Possibly in San Francisco, California.
Box 11

Item No. 435.  Kansan (built 1903; freighter) underway at sea, view looking forward from up on the mast, 1925-1946

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.25 x 9.25 in. There is dried yellow glue and brown paper on the back of the print, indicating that it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time.
Box 11

Item No. 436.  View inside the engine room of Kansan (built 1903; freighter), 1925-1946

Creator/Collector: Commercial & Photo View Co.
Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 8 x 9.75 in. "No. 13507-1, Commercial & Photo View Co. 316 13th Street, Oakland, Calif." stamped on the back of both prints. There is typed information about the vessel on the back of both the prints.
Box 1, Box 2, Box 5, Box 8, Box 10, Box 11, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 40.  Kentuckian (built 1910; freighter), 1910-1944

Extent: 8 photographs (19 physical forms).
Physical Description: 4 nitrate negatives, 4 contact interpositives, 4 copy negatives, 1 safety negative, 5 black-and-white photographic prints, 1 black-and-white photographic postcard

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway and at dock.
Vessel History: KENTUCKIAN was built in 1910 by the Maryland Steel Co. in Sparrows Pt., Maryland, for American-Hawaiian. She was one of three vessels that American-Hawaiian commissioned at the time (the other two were GEORGIAN and HONOLULAN). She was delivered to American-Hawaiian on June 1, 1910. KENTUCKIAN was commanded by Captain Clark W. Delano in April 1914. For much of World War I, she was chartered to the U.S. Army and operated with a Navy armed guard manning her guns. The Navy acquired KENTUCKIAN in December 1918 and refitted her as a transport. Between March and August 1919, KENTUCKIAN made five trips to France, taking cargo over and bringing U.S. troops home. The ship was decommissioned in September 1919 and returned to her owners. During World War II, KENTUCKIAN operated with a naval armed guard on convoy runs between the East Coast and the Mediterranean. She won a battle star for her service in convoy HX-233 during April 1943. On August 12, 1944, she was scuttled as a blockship in Gooseberry position No. 2 at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-k/id1544.htm; http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/171544.htm; http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?11944; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 154, 176)
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 013.  Kentuckian (built 1910; freighter) at dock in front of Municipal Terminal No. 1, Portland, Oregon, port broadside view, 1923-early 1930s

Creator/Collector: Brown, H.M.
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 6.25 x 8.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "H.M. Brown Photographer, 550=4th St. Portland, Ore. Phone Beacon 1784" stamped on the back of the print. Brown was a commercial photographer in Portland, Oregon, from 1923 to the early 1930s.
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 067.  Kentuckian (built 1910; freighter) at dock, view off starboard bow, 1910-1944

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in. or smaller; 1 contact interpositive, 4 x 5 in.; 1 copy negative, 4 x 5 in. 1 safety negative with a blue tint, 4 x 4.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a barge on the port side of the vessel. There is something suspended in the air next to the vessel.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 115.  Kentuckian (built 1910; freighter) underway, view off port bow, 1922 March

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 6 in. "KENTUCKIAN - VOY 9 E/B 37 - SAILED FROM S.F. CAL. 3/15/22 - CARGO FOR BROOKLYN" written on the edge of the negative.
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 231.  Kentuckian (built 1910; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, 1910-1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 8.25 in. There is dried yellow glue on the back of the print, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. There are printer's marks on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a "U.S.M" flag on KENTUCKIAN.
Box 8

Item No. 438.  Kentuckian (built 1910; freighter) underway in the San Francisco Bay, California, starboard broadside view, 1916

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic postcard, 3.25 x 5.5 in. "S.S. Kentuckian in San Francisco Bay - 1916" written very lightly on the bottom of the front of the postcard, underneath a more legible "S.S. Kentuckian - S.F. Bay."

Scope and Content Note

The back of the postcard is unused.
Box 8

Item No. 439.  Kentuckian (built 1910; freighter) underway, port broadside view, circa 1920s-1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The photograph was taken from another vessel, part of which can be seen in the foreground. The view of KENTUCKIAN is out of focus.
Box 11

Item No. 441.  Kentuckian (built 1910; freighter) coming in to a pier in San Francisco, California, view off starboard bow, 1936-1944

Creator/Collector: William Schoeb Photography
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. There is dried yellow glue on the back of the print, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "1664" written on the back of the print. "William Schoeb, 1834 Grove Street, San Francisco, Calif. Skyline 9606 - EXBrook 3383" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is in the background and looks complete, which would date this photograph as November 1936 or later.
Box 11

Item No. 443.  Aerial view of Kentuckian (built 1910; freighter) underway, view off starboard quarter, 1910-1944

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph taken from a bridge.
Box 11

File Unit 41.  Louisianan (built 1919; freighter), 1938 November

Extent: 3 photographs (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 3 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway in New York, New York.
Vessel History: LOUISIANAN was built in 1919 by Duthie J. F. Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. in Seattle, Washington, for the U.S. Shipping Board and named DEWEY. From 1919-1928, the vessel was known as WEST HERICK. Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Co. purchased the vessel in 1928 and renamed her GOLDEN FLEECE. In 1936, American-Hawaiian Steamship Company purchased the vessel from O&O and renamed her LOUISIANAN. In 1940, she was sold to Runciman Ltd., London, England, and renamed EMPIRE GANNET. In 1946, she was sold to Goulandris Bros. (Greek Company) and renamed ARION. In 1958, the vessel was sold to N. & J. Vlassopoulos (Greek) and renamed ST. ELEFTERIO. The vessel foundered on February 6, 1958. (Sources: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?179476; Pruner, J. M. "History of the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company by periods 1899 to 1936 inclusive: Williams Steamship Corporation and the Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company." December 1929; April 1937 [SFMNHP, HE753 A38 pam]; information on the back of the prints)
Box 11

Item No. 444.  Louisianan (built 1919; freighter) underway in New York, New York, view off port bow, 1938 November

Creator/Collector: Morris Rosenfeld and Sons
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Morris Rosenfeld, Photographic Illustrator, 116 Nassau St. N.Y. Phone Bookman 3-4970" and "90494F" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

The New York skyline is in the background.
Box 11

Item No. 445.  Louisianan (built 1919; freighter) underway in New York, New York, port broadside view, 1938 November

Creator/Collector: Morris Rosenfeld and Sons
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Morris Rosenfeld, Photographic Illustrator, 116 Nassau St. N.Y. Phone Bookman 3-4970" and "90497F" stamped on the back of the print.
Box 11

Item No. 446.  Louisianan (built 1919; freighter) underway in New York, New York, port broadside view, 1938 November

Creator/Collector: Morris Rosenfeld and Sons
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Morris Rosenfeld, Photographic Illustrator, 116 Nassau St. N.Y. Phone Bookman 3-4970" and "90496F" stamped on the back of the print.
Box 1, Box 2, Box 5, Box 8, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 42.  Mexican (built 1906; freighter), 1906-1948

Extent: 12 photographs (17 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 nitrate negatives, 2 contact interpositives, 2 copy negatives, 1 safety negative, 9 black-and-white photographic prints, 1 black-and-white photographic postcard

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway, at anchor and docked.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1906 by the Union Iron Works in San Francisco, California, for American-Hawaiian. She was launched from Union Iron Works in December 1906, and was the sister ship of COLUMBIAN (built 1907). MEXICAN was delivered to American-Hawaiian on April 30, 1907. She was chartered by the U.S. Army on December 10, 1917, and put into the transport and supply service. She was transferred to the U.S. Navy as USS MEXICAN (ID-1655) on December 23, 1917, decommissioned on August 4, 1919, and returned to American-Hawaiian at this time. Captain Astor C. Keene commanded the vessel from at least 1919-1920. She was scrapped in 1948. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Mexican_%28ID-1655%29; San Francisco Call, Volume 101, Number 133, 12 April 1907, Page 6)

Related Material

See Item 183 for a photograph of cargo suspended in the air next to MEXICAN.
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 052.  Mexican (built 1906; freighter) at dock, view off starboard bow, 1937 Fall

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a barge on the starboard side of the vessel with stacks of cargo on it. The original envelope said "at Panama?"
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 143.  Mexican (built 1906; freighter) at dock, view off starboard bow, with Novice (tugboat) nearby, 1937 Fall

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a barge on the starboard side of the vessel with stacks of cargo on it and a PACIFIC COAST railroad car on the dock loaded with cargo. The original envelope said "at Panama?"
Box 5, Box 10

Item No. 245.  Mexican (built 1906; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, 1919-1948

Creator/Collector: Ingram
Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Ingram, Long Beach" written on the lower left corner of photograph. "Edit No. 59, P.M.R. Feb Edition, Wanted RUSH" stamped on the back of the print.
Box 8

Item No. 447.  Close up view amidship of Mexican (built 1906; freighter) at anchor in Panama, with a tugboat alongside, 1937 Fall

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are many men visible on board the vessel. There is a chute attached to the side of MEXICAN and it appears that they are dropping things down into the tugboat.
Box 8

Item No. 448.  Mexican (built 1906; freighter) at anchor in Panama, view off port bow, 1937 Fall

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

This photograph is out of focus.
Box 8

Item No. 449.  Mexican (built 1906; freighter) at anchor in Panama, port bow view, 1937 Fall

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

This photograph is out of focus and appears to have been taken from another vessel, part of which can be seen in the foreground.
Box 8

Item No. 450.  Mexican (built 1906; freighter) at anchor in Panama, view off port bow, 1937 Fall

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a tugboat on the port side amidship and men are on a ladder hanging down the side of the hull. Items 450 and 451 are similar but this is a closer view.
Box 8

Item No. 451.  Mexican (built 1906; freighter) at anchor in Panama, view off port bow, 1937 Fall

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a tugboat on the port side amidship and men are on a ladder hanging down the side of the hull. Items 450 and 451 are similar but this is a more distant view.
Box 8

Item No. 452.  Mexican (built 1906; freighter) at anchor in Panama, stern view, 1937 Fall

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.75 x 4.5 in.
Box 8

Item No. 453.  Mexican (built 1906; freighter) docked pierside at the Santa Fe wharf in San Diego, California, 1906-1928

Creator/Collector: Edward H. Mitchell
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic postcard, 3.25 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are two schooners on the left side of the photograph. Postcard is unused. Postcard published by Edward H. Mitchell, who was a postcard publisher in San Francisco in the early 1900s-1928.
Caption: Shipping Scene San Diego Cal. 376
Box 8

Item No. 454.  Close up view amidship of a man climbing on a rope ladder attached to the side of Mexican (built 1906; freighter), while at anchor in Panama, 1937 Fall

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is an unidentified tugboat alongside MEXICAN, with three men are visible on board.
Box 8

Item No. 455.  Close up view amidship of Mexican (built 1906; freighter) at anchor in Panama, with a tugboat alongside and a ladder hanging down the side of the hull, 1937 Fall

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.75 x 4.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a man on the rope ladder and many men visible on board MEXICAN. There is a "U.S.M." flag flying on MEXICAN.
Box 1, Box 2, Box 7, Box 8, Box 11, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 43.  Minnesotan (built 1912; freighter), 1912-1947

Extent: 10 photographs (18 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 nitrate negatives, 2 contact interpositives, 2 copy negatives, 12 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway, in the stream and at dock.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1912 by the Maryland Steel Co. in Sparrows Pt., Maryland, for American-Hawaiian. In September 1911, the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company placed an order with the Maryland Steel Company for four new cargo ships: DAKOTAN, MINNESOTAN, MONTANAN, and PENNSYLVANIAN. MINNESOTAN was the first ship built under this contract. MINNESOTAN was an Isherwood type vessel and launched on June 8, 1912. She was delivered on September 16, 1912. She was employed in intercoastal service via the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and the Panama Canal after it opened in August 1914. MINNESOTAN was chartered by the U.S. Army on September 11, 1917 and put into the transport and supply service, known by the name U.S.A.T. MINNESOTAN. She was transferred to the U.S. Navy as USS MINNESOTAN (ID- 4545) on August 23, 1918, decommissioned on August 21, 1919, and returned to American-Hawaiian at this time. In July 1947, American-Hawaiian sold MINNESOTAN to Italian owners and they renamed her MARIA LUISA R. She was scrapped in 1952 at Bari, Italy. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 156, 187; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Minnesotan)
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 051.  Minnesotan (built 1912; freighter) docked in an unidentified location, starboard broadside view, circa 1940-1947

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.5 x 6 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 6.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 6.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a dock in the foreground. There is a barge on the starboard side of the vessel with cargo on it. Items 051, 144, and 145 were taken in the same location, likely on the same day.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 144.  Minnesotan (built 1912; freighter) docked in an unidentified location, view off starboard bow, circa 1940-1947

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.5 x 6 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 6.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 6.5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 6 in. Print is on Velox paper. "2-37" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a barge on the starboard side of the vessel with cargo on it. Items 051, 144, and 145 were taken in the same location, likely on the same day. Items 144 and 145 are similar views of the same scene, and 144 shows a slightly more distant view.
Box 7

Item No. 145.  Minnesotan (built 1912; freighter) docked in an unidentified location, view off starboard bow, circa 1940-1947

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 6 in. Print is on Velox paper. "2-37" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a barge on the starboard side of the vessel with cargo on it. Items 051, 144, and 145 were taken in the same location, likely on the same day. Items 144 and 145 are similar views of the same scene, and 145 shows a slightly closer view.
Box 11

Item No. 456.  Captain Edlebert Smith, Chief Engineer Adair, and ship's officers posing with the recently presented Naval Reserve flag on board Minnesotan (built 1912; freighter) in San Francisco, California, 1929 January 25

Creator/Collector: Swadley Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. "Swadley San Francisco" embossed on the lower left hand corner of both prints. "No. 2926, Swadley, Photographer, San Francisco" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Portrait of nine men.
Box 11

Item No. 457.  Minnesotan (built 1912; freighter) underway on the Willamette River, Oregon, view off starboard quarter, 1925

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "R.H.R.S." or "R.H.K.S." is written on the lower right corner of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Portrait of nine men.
Box 11

Item No. 458.  A man painting the name of the vessel on the hull of Minnesotan (built 1912; freighter) in Portland, Oregon, circa 1928-1947

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Western Pictorial News Service, 202 Studio Building, Portland, Oregon, BEa 6178" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Photographer's No. 1372. Items 458 and 460 show similar views of the same scene.
Box 8, Box 11

Item No. 459.  Minnesotan (built 1912; freighter) in the stream, starboard broadside view, 1912-1947

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 3 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 4.75 x 6.75 in., (1) 3.75 x 9.5 in., (1) 3.75 x 10 in., mounted on an 8.5 x 11 in. board. There is a typed label glued to the back of the mat board (that one of the prints is mounted on) that says: "Property of American-Hawaiian Steamship Company, 215 Market Street, San Francisco, California, Return to D.A. McPherson, In Charge of Advertising. Title: SS Minnesotan. No. MIN-1 (Original)." Stamped on the back of the 3.75 x 9.5 in. print is "David W. Ryder, American-Hawaiian Steamship Co., 215 Market Street, San Francisco, California." There are also printer's marks on the back of this print, and "ELLIOT TAYLOR ADVERTISING 447 SUTTER ST. SAN FRANCISCO" is crossed out.
Box 11

Item No. 460.  A man painting the name of the vessel on the hull of Minnesotan (built 1912; freighter) in Portland, Oregon, circa 1928-1947

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Western Pictorial News Service, 202 Studio Building, Portland, Oregon, BEa 6178" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Photographer's No. 1384. The man is seated on scaffolding and is working on the M. Items 458 and 460 show similar views of the same scene.
Box 11

Item No. 461.  Minnesotan (built 1912; freighter) underway, starboard bow breast view, 1912-1947

Creator/Collector: Morton & Co.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 6.25 x 8.25 in. "MORTON & COMPANY" and "27277 6" are stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

The stern of an unidentified vessel is in the foreground, and it appears to have a British flag flying from it.
Box 11

Item No. 463.  Minnesotan (built 1912; freighter) moored on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, starboard broadside view, 1923-early 1930s

Creator/Collector: Brown, H.M.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "H.M. Brown Photographer, 550=4th St. Portland, Ore. Phone Beacon 1784" stamped on the back of the print. Brown was a commercial photographer in Portland, Oregon, from 1923 to the early 1930s.

Scope and Content Note

The vessel is in front of the Globe Mills Elevator; MINNESOTAN appears to be at the Globe Grain and Milling Co. dock.
Box 2, Box 7, Box 8, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 44.  Missourian (built 1903; freighter), 1914-1915

Extent: 2 photographs (5 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 1 contact interpositive, 1 copy negative, 1 black-and-white photographic print, 1 color photomechanical postcard

Scope and Content Note

Contains one photograph of the vessel wharfside and one of the vessel underway.
Vessel History: The first American-Hawaiian vessel named MISSOURIAN was built in 1903 by the Maryland Steel Co., Sparrow's Point, Maryland, for the Atlantic Transport Co. and named MISSOURI. On January 22, 1907, the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company purchased the vessel and renamed her MISSOURIAN. The first commercial vessels to use the Panama Canal in August 1914 were the American-Hawaiian vessels ARIZONAN, MISSOURIAN, and PENNSYLVANIAN, and the PLEIADES of the Luckenbach Line. On April 4, 1917, MISSOURIAN, under the command of Captain William Lyons, was sunk by the German submarine U-52 (commanded by Captain Hans Walther), off Porto Maurizio, Italy. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?59040; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 151, 193, 196, 220)
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 146.  Missourian (built 1903; freighter) wharfside in Saint-Nazaire, France, view amidship, 1915

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 6 in. "Orig Missourian. S. Nazaire" written on the bottom of the negative. "Missourian 1. St. Nazaire, France during the War. 1915" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are men wearing uniforms and a row of horses in the foreground near the vessel, and it appears that the horses are being unloaded. There is also a road on one side of the photograph.
Box 8

Item No. 464.  Missourian (built 1903; freighter) underway transiting the Panama Canal, view off starboard bow, 1914 August 17

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 color photomechanical postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Postcard is unused.
Caption: S.S. MISSOURIAN of the American-Hawaiian Line passing Cucaracha Slide in the Panama Canal on August 17, 1914, bound for Pacific Coast.
Box 5, Box 6, Box 7, Box 8, Box 10, Box 11, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 45.  Missourian (built 1922; freighter), 1921 December-1942

Extent: 13 photographs (19 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 1 contact interpositive, 1 copy negative, 2 glass plate negatives, 14 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel on launching day, in the stream, underway, at dock, and views on board the vessel.
Vessel History: The second American-Hawaiian vessel named MISSOURIAN was built in 1922 by Merchant Shipbuilding Corp. in Chester, Pennsylvania. She was launched on Wednesday, December 14, 1921, and Mrs. Laurence Millet of New York was the sponsor. After the launch MISSOURIAN was towed back to the shipyard to install the engines. The vessel was completed in July 1922. In 1940, MISSOURIAN was sold to Runciman Ltds., London, England, and renamed EMPIRE SWAN by the Ministry of War Transport (MOWT). In 1942, she was transferred to Belgium and renamed BELGIAN FREIGHTER. In 1946, she was owned by Cie.Maritime Belge, Antwerp, and named CAPITAINE POTIE. In 1948, she was owned by Cia.Genovese di Nav.a Vapore, Genoa and named GENOVA. In 1955, she was owned by Cia.Genovese di Armamento, Genoa and named FLAMINA. She was owned by Compra Vendita Covena, Genoa in 1963. In 1964, she was named KING ABDEL AZIZ and was owned by Bakhashab Mohamed Abubakur, Saudi Arabia. The vessel was scrapped in Taiwan in 1970. (Sources: http://www.mariners-l.co.uk/EmpireS.html; American Shipping. New York, N. Y, 1921, page 34; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, page 154)

Related Material

See Item 688 for a photograph of cargo in a pier shed that MISSOURIAN carried.
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 012.  Missourian (built 1922; freighter) at dock in Portland, Oregon, starboard broadside view, 1922-1940

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 6.25 x 8.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9.75 in. "(2nd) M.S. MISSOURIAN AT PORTLAND" written on the bottom of the negative.

Scope and Content Note

There are logs floating in the water in the foreground. It appears that MISSOURIAN is docked at a lumber port.
Box 6, Box 7

Item No. 242.  Mrs. Laurence Millet, sponsor, holding a bouquet of flowers while standing in front of Missourian (built 1922; freighter) on launching day at Merchant Shipbuilding Corporation in Chester, Pennsylvania, 1921 December 14

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 5 x 7 in.; 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 5 x 6.75 in. The bottom right corner of the glass plate negative is broken off and missing. "386-38A" written on the bottom of the glass plate negative. "Lewis A. Lapham, American-Hawaiian Steamship Co., 215 Market Street, San Francisco, California" stamped on the back of one of the prints. "Mrs. Laurence Millet, sponsor" written on the back of one of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

She is standing in front of the stem. Items 242 and 724 are similar views of the same scene.
Box 8

Item No. 462A.  A punch bowl from the wardroom of Missourian (built 1922; freighter) on deck in the sun, 1922-1940

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 2.75 x 4 in., (1) 3.25 x 4.25 in. Prints are on Velox paper. "#113" and "34" are written on the back of both prints. "16" stamped on the back of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

This punch bowl commemorates the original MISSOURIAN's voyage through the Panama Canal in 1914. However the photograph appears to have been taken from 1922-1940, and was printed on Velox paper (which was used in the 1940s), so it appears that the punch bowl was photographed on the second vessel named MISSOURIAN.
The punch bowl says: "Presented to William Lyons, Master of the S.S. MISSOURIAN. The Chamber of Commerce of Wilmington, California, In recognition of the service of bringing the first cargo through the Panama Canal and discharging the same at the Los Angeles Harbor at Wilmington, August 28, 1914."
Box 8

Item No. 462B.  A loving cup from the wardroom of Missourian (built 1922; freighter) on deck in the sun, 1922-1940

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 4.25 in. Print is on Velox paper. "#113" and "34" are written on the back of the print. "16" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

This loving cup commemorates the original MISSOURIAN's voyage through the Panama Canal in 1914. However the photograph appears to have been taken from 1922-1940, and was printed on Velox paper (which was used in the 1940s), so it appears that the loving cup was photographed on the second vessel named MISSOURIAN.
The only legible portion of the loving cup says: "Los Angeles, August 28, 1914"
This print was previously assigned the Item number 461, but this number was already in use by a photograph of MINNESOTAN. In May 2013, it was assigned the number 462B, to keep this item with another MISSOURIAN photograph.
Box 8

Item No. 465.  Empire Swan (built 1922; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, 1940-1942

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.75 x 6.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

Ex MISSOURIAN.
Box 8

Item No. 466.  Missourian (built 1922; freighter) in the stream, view off port bow, 1922-1940

Creator/Collector: Swadley Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 6.75 in. "MORTON PHOTOGRAPHS, MORTON & CO. COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, 515 MARKET ST., SAN FRANCISCO" and "SWADLEY, Photographer, San Francisco, No. 25167 " stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a row of six square rigged vessels lined up in the background. The photograph might have been taken in the Oakland, California estuary.
Box 11

Item No. 467.  Missourian (built 1922; freighter) underway in Oregon, port broadside view, 1922-1940

Creator/Collector: Woodfield Photograph Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 5 x 8 in. There is black paper stuck on the back of the print, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "Woodfield Photo, Astoria, Ore." embossed on the lower right corner of the print.
Box 11

Item No. 468.  Missourian (built 1922; freighter) riding light in the stream, starboard bow breast view, 1922-1940

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

Pier No. 1 is in the background. The photograph is slightly out of focus.
Box 11

Item No. 469.  Missourian (built 1922; freighter) at dock in Oregon, view off starboard bow, 1922-1940

Creator/Collector: Woodfield Photograph Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Woodfield Photo, Astoria, Ore." embossed on the lower left corner of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a man standing on the anchor on the bow and there are several men on the pier. There are stacks of lumber on the left side of the photograph.
Box 11

Item No. 471.  Missourian (built 1922; freighter) underway on the Columbia River, view off starboard quarter, 1923-early 1930s

Creator/Collector: Brown, H.M.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. There are printer's marks on the front of the print. The bottom left corner of the print is missing. "H.M. Brown Photographer, 550=4th St. Portland, Ore. Phone Beacon 1784" stamped on the back of the print. Brown was a commercial photographer in Portland, Oregon, from 1923 to the early 1930s.
Box 11

Item No. 472.  Commodore George W. Bauer handing a warrant to Captain C.E.A. Anderson on board Missourian (built 1922; freighter) in San Francisco, California, on the occasion of raising the U.S. Naval Reserve flag, 1929 October 7

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Walter A. Scott, Commercial Photographer, 583 Market Street, San Francisco" stamped on the back of the print. "6" on the lower right hand corner of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Anderson is on the left and Bauer is on the right. There are five other men in the photograph.
Box 11

Item No. 473.  Portrait of eight men on board Missourian (built 1922; freighter), on the occasion of raising the U.S. Naval Reserve flag, in San Francisco, California, 1929 October 7

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Walter A. Scott, Commercial Photographer, 583 Market Street, San Francisco" stamped on the back of the print. "2" on the lower right hand corner of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph includes Captain C.E.A. Anderson (in the middle wearing a hat and bow tie) and ships officers.
Box 6

Item No. 724.  Mrs. Laurence Millet, sponsor, holding a bouquet of flowers while standing in front of Missourian (built 1922; freighter) on launching day, at Merchant Shipbuilding Corporation in Chester, Pennsylvania, 1921 December 14

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 glass plate negative, 5 x 7 in. "386-38" written on the bottom of the glass plate negative.

Scope and Content Note

She is standing in front of the stem. Items 242 and 724 are similar views of the same scene.
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 46.  Montanan (built 1913; freighter), 1913-1918

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 1 contact interpositive, 1 copy negative

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel at dock.
Vessel History: The first American-Hawaiian vessel named MONTANAN was built in 1913 by Maryland Steel Co., Sparrows Pt., Maryland, for American-Hawaiian. She was an Isherwood type vessel and was delivered on April 16, 1913. She was commanded by Captain George Wright after World War was declared. The vessel made six round trips to Europe before she was torpedoed. Captain William Lyons took over the vessel in 1918, after the MISSOURIAN had been lost in April 1917. Lyons replaced Captain George Wright, who had retired. On August 15, 1918, MONTANAN was torpedoed by the German submarine U-90 (commanded by Captain Helmut Patzig) in the Atlantic Ocean, while bound for St. Nazaire, France. Lyons survived the loss of MONTANAN and went on to sail other American-Hawaiian vessels, and served for 31 years with American-Hawaiian. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?135911; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 156, 218, 224)
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 061.  Montanan (built 1913; freighter) at dock, view off port bow, 1913-1918

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 4 x 6 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 4 x 6.25 in.; 1 copy negative, 4 x 6 in. "MONTANAN. ON 8/15/18 SHE WAS TORPEDOED AT 3 P.M. THE NEXT DAY SHE WENT DOWN" written on the negative.
Box 1, Box 2, Box 8, Box 10, Box 11, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 47.  Montanan (built 1917; freighter), 1925-1943

Extent: 7 photographs (16 physical forms).
Physical Description: 3 nitrate negatives, 3 contact interpositives, 3 copy negatives, 7 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway and views on board.
Vessel History: The second American-Hawaiian vessel named MONTANAN was built 1917 in by William Cramp & Sons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for Grace Line Inc. (W. R. Grace & Co.) and named SANTA PAULA. In 1925, American-Hawaiian purchased the vessel and renamed her MONTANAN. On June 3, 1943, MONTANAN (commanded by Captain Charles Harry McGahan) was sunk by Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-27 (commanded by Captain Toshiaki Fukumura), 150 miles South of Masirah Island, Oman in the Arabian Sea. (Sources: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?135912; http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii)

Related Material

See also Items 026 and 227 for views of MONTANAN (built 1917; freighter) at City of Los Angeles Berth 175, California.
Box 1, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 060.  Montanan (built 1917; freighter) underway with lumber cargo, port broadside view, 1925-1943

Creator/Collector: Ingram
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.5 x 5.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 4 x 6 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 5.5 x 10 in., glued to an 8.5 x 11 in. mat board. Some parts of the nitrate negative have bright pink ink on them. "Ingram. L.B. Cal" written on the left side of the negative. Typed label on the back of the print says: "Property of American-Hawaiian Steamship Company. 215 Market Street, San Francisco. Return to D.A. McPherson, in charge of Advertising. Title: SS MONTANAN (2nd), No.: MON-1."

Scope and Content Note

Likely in Long Beach, California. Items 060 and 062 appear to be the same image, with words written in different areas on the photograph.
Box 1, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 062.  Montanan (built 1917; freighter) underway with lumber cargo, port broadside view, 1925-1943

Creator/Collector: Ingram
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.75 x 5.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 4 x 6 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 5.75 x 10 in. There is some black paper on the back of the print, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "Ingram, Long Beach" written on the lower right corner of photograph.

Scope and Content Note

Likely in Long Beach, California. Items 060 and 062 appear to be the same image, with words written in different areas on the photograph.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 147.  Portrait of two men on board Montanan (built 1917; freighter), on either side of a wreath presented to Captain Tapley, 1925

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.75 x 5.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 5.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 5.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

The man on the right holding a cigar might be Captain Tapley. There is a ribbon in the middle of the wreath that says "SUCCESS". The MONTANAN nameboard is visible in the background, above a deckhouse.
Box 8

Item No. 474.  View on board Montanan (built 1917; freighter), showing a wreath presented to Captain Tapley, 1925

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 5.75 in. "A81" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a ribbon in the middle of the wreath that says "SUCCESS". The MONTANAN nameboard is visible in the background, above a deckhouse.
Box 11

Item No. 475.  Portrait of four men on board Montanan (built 1917; freighter), standing behind a Naval flag, on the occasion of raising the U.S. Naval Reserve flag in San Francisco, California, likely 1930-1931

Creator/Collector: Morton & Co.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.75 x 9.75 in. A typed label that says "Morton & Co." was placed on the lower right hand corner of the negative that made the print. "MORTON PHOTOGRAPHS, MORTON & CO. COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, 515 MARKET ST., SAN FRANCISCO" and "30284 4" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a ventilator cowl in the background.
Box 11

Item No. 476.  Captain Charles E. Nash poses with a sextant on the bridge of Montanan (built 1917; freighter), 1937 August 4

Creator/Collector: Haas-Schreiner Photo Roof Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Haas-Schreiner Photo, Roof Studio, Sutter 7570, 625 Market St., S.F." stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

He is standing behind the engine room telegraph.
Box 11

Item No. 477.  Captain Charles E. Nash poses with a sextant on board Montanan (built 1917; freighter), facing several ventilator cowls, 1937 August 4

Creator/Collector: Haas-Schreiner Photo Roof Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. "Haas-Schreiner Photo, Roof Studio, Sutter 7570, 625 Market St., S.F." stamped on the back of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

His back is towards the camera.
Box 8

File Unit 48.  Nebraskan (built 1902; freighter), 1914 August

Extent: 2 photographs (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 1 color photomechanical postcard

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway.
Vessel History: The first American-Hawaiian vessel named NEBRASKAN was built in 1902 by the New York Shipbuilding company for American-Hawaiian, and delivered on July 12, 1902. NEBRASKAN was the first merchant vessel to use the Panama Canal from the Pacific side, sailing from San Francisco to New York in August 1914, commanded by Captain George B. Knight. On May 24, 1915, NEBRASKAN, under the command of Captain J.S. Greene, was hit by something on her way from Liverpool to Delaware Breakwater. She returned to Liverpool, England, to be inspected and repaired in drydock. The Americans contended that it was a torpedo from the Germans, but the German government insisted that she had struck a mine. NEBRASKAN was sold to R. Lawrence Smith of Montreal, Canada in 1916. Later in 1916 she was sold again to Garland Steamship Corp. of New York, and renamed ROCKINGHAM. On May 1, 1917, ROCKINGHAM was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-69 (commanded by Captain Ernst Wilhelms), 150 miles WNW from Ireland. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?163041; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 95, 114, 194-195, 202-203, 211)
Box 8

Item No. 487.  Nebraskan (built 1902; freighter) leaving a pier in San Francisco, California, for the Panama Canal, carrying the first shipload of California products to go through the canal to the East Coast, 1914 August 11

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 4.25 in. "971" and "Kodatone" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

This is a photograph of a framed photograph sitting on a desk, with a stapler in the foreground. There is a caption written on the frame. There is a large crowd of people gathered on the dock watching the vessel leave. The vessel is decorated with flags.
Caption: S.S. NEBRASKAN sailing from San Francisco August 11th 1914. First steamer to be officially loaded with California Products Sailing via the Panama Canal.
Box 8

Item No. 488.  Nebraskan (built 1902; freighter) underway in the Miraflores lock in the Panama Canal, bow view, 1914 August 27

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 color photomechanical postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Postcard is unused. NEBRASKAN was carrying the first shipload of cargo of Pacific Coast products to go through the canal for the East Coast of the United States.
Caption: S.S. NEBRASKAN of American-Hawaiian Line leaving Miraflores (lift 55 feet) upper lock on August 27 1914, bound for New York, loaded with Pacific Coast Products. Note emergency dam to the right.
Box 2, Box 5, Box 7, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 49.  Nebraskan (built 1918; freighter), 1921-1927

Extent: 2 photographs (8 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 nitrate negatives, 2 contact interpositives, 2 copy negatives, 2 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway.
Vessel History: The second American-Hawaiian vessel named NEBRASKAN was built in 1918 by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation for the Coastwise Transportation Co. - John S. Crowley, and named FAIRMONT. She was acquired upon completion in February 1918 by the U.S. Navy as cargo transport USS Fairmont (ID # 2429) for the Naval Overseas Transportation Service and returned to owner in February 1919. In 1921, American-Hawaiian Steamship Company purchased the vessel and renamed her NEBRASKAN. In 1927, C.H. Sprague & Son purchased the vessel and renamed her BLACK POINT. On May 5, 1945, the unescorted BLACK POINT (commanded by Captain Charles E. Prior) was struck by a torpedo from U-853 in the stern, while proceeding in fog. The BLACK POINT was the last American flagged ship sunk by a German U-boat. Immediately after the sinking, the U.S. Navy searched for U-853 and sank her the morning of May 6. (Sources: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?142573; Pruner, J. M. "History of the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company by periods 1899 to 1936 inclusive: Williams Steamship Corporation and the Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company." December 1929; April 1937 [SFMNHP, HE753 A38 pam])
Box 2, Box 7, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 148.  Nebraskan (built 1918; freighter) underway loaded with lumber cargo, starboard broadside view, 1921-1927

Creator/Collector: Ingram
Extent: 1 photograph (5 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.; 2 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 4 x 7.25 in., (1) 8 x 10 in., mounted on an 8.5 x 11 in. mat board. "Ingram, L.B." written on the lower left corner of the photograph. Typed label on the back of the mounted print says: "Property of American-Hawaiian Steamship Company. 215 Market Street, San Francisco California. Return to D.A. McPherson, in charge of Advertising. Title: SS NEBRASKAN, No.: NEB-1."

Scope and Content Note

Likely in Long Beach, California.
Box 5, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 232.  Nebraskan (built 1918; freighter) underway, view off starboard bow, 1921-1927

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 6.25 x 8.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

Five men can be seen near the bow. There are a few logs floating in the water in the foreground.
Box 1, Box 3, Box 5, Box 7, Box 10, Box 11, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 50.  Nebraskan (built 1912; freighter), circa 1930s-1940s

Extent: 6 photographs (19 physical forms).
Physical Description: 5 nitrate negatives, 5 contact interpositives, 5 copy negatives, 4 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway and at dock.
Vessel History: The third American-Hawaiian vessel named NEBRASKAN was built in 1912 by Bremer Vulcan Shipbuilders in Vegesack, Germany, for North German Lloyd, and named ELSASS. In 1917, the ship was seized by the United States at Samoa and renamed APPELES. In 1920, the vessel was named KERMIT. In 1927, she was purchased by American-Hawaiian and named NEBRASKAN. She was part of the American-Hawaiian fleet until at least September 1941. (Sources: http://www.heritage-ships.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_10&products_id=562&zenid=057eee13091245581556689b703dc47; http://www.shipscribe.com/usnaux/AF/AF06.html; http://www.ellisisland.org/shipping/Formatship.asp?shipid=4246; http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii/cape-san-juan; The World's Merchant Fleets, 1939: The Particulars and Wartime Fates of 6,000 Ships. Naval Inst Pr, 2006. Print. Page 383)
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 011.  Nebraskan (built 1912; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, circa 1930s-1940s

Extent: 1 photograph (5 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 6.25 x 8.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 2 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 6.25 x 8 in., (1) 7.75 x 9.5 in. One of the prints has printer's marks on the front. One of the prints has "Return to: D.W. Ryder, American-Hawaiian S.S. Co., 215 Market St., San Francisco, Calif." written on the back.
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 058.  Nebraskan (built 1912; freighter) at dock, view off port bow, circa 1930s-1940s

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.75 x 5.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 5.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 5.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

Close up shot.
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 059.  Nebraskan (built 1912; freighter) underway near a dock, view off starboard bow, circa 1930s-1940s

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.5 x 6 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 6 in.
Box 3, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 191.  Crates containing filing cabinet cargo, stacked in a pier shed in New York, to be loaded onto Nebraskan (built 1912; freighter) and delivered to San Francisco, California, circa 1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.5 x 5.5 in.; 1 contact positive, 3.75 x 5.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 5.75 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.5 in. The envelopes holding the negatives say: "Filing cabinets to be loaded aboard SS NEBRASKAN". "S.S. NEBRASKAN VOY 10 W/B 69. Yawman & Erbe Mfg Co, N.Y. to S.F. B/L 246. 205 Crts Filing Cabinets" and "#120" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Yawman & Erbe Mfg Co. filing cabinets. Items 191 and 213 are practically identical photographs.
Box 3, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 213.  Crates containing filing cabinet cargo, stacked in a pier shed in New York, to be loaded onto Nebraskan (built 1912; freighter) and delivered to San Francisco, California, circa 1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.5 x 6 in.; 1 contact positive, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 6 in.

Scope and Content Note

Yawman & Erbe Mfg Co. filing cabinets. Items 191 and 213 are practically identical photographs.
Box 11

Item No. 490.  Nebraskan (built 1912; freighter) at dock loaded with lumber cargo, port broadside view, circa 1930s-1940s

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 6.5 x 7.25 in. All four corners of the print have been cut off. There is black paper on the back of the print, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time.

Scope and Content Note

This photograph was taken from another vessel, the side of which can be seen in the foreground.
Box 1, Box 6, Box 7, Box 8, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 51.  Nevadan (built 1902; freighter), 1902-1913

Extent: 2 photographs (7 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 1 contact interpositive, 1 copy negative, 1 glass plate negative, 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 1 black-and-white photographic postcard

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway and in the stream.
Vessel History: The first American-Hawaiian vessel named NEVADAN was built in 1902 by the New York Shipbuilding company for American-Hawaiian. She was launched in January 1902 and delivered on April 18, 1902. On March 4, 1916, the vessel was sold to R. Lawrence Smith of Montreal, Canada, then sold later that year to Garland Steamship Corp. of New York, which renamed her ALAMANCE. On February 5, 1918, ALAMANCE was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB-57, off north-east Ireland, 4 miles east of Maidens Head when en route from Baltimore, Maryland, for Liverpool, England, carrying a general cargo. (Sources: Information on the back of one of the prints in this File Unit; SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?181763)
The second American-Hawaiian vessel named NEVADAN was built in 1915 by the New York Shipbuilding Corp. in New Jersey for Coastwise Transportation Co. - John S. Crowley, and named FRANKLIN. In 1921, American-Hawaiian bought the vessel and renamed her NEVADAN. In 1926, the Pocahontas Steamship Co. bought the vessel and renamed her OAKEY L. ALEXANDER. On March 3, 1947, OAKEY L. ALEXANDER wrecked at Taylor Reef, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, when en route from Norfolk to Portland, Maine with a cargo of coal. (Sources: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?163398; http://www.mainememory.net/artifact/5740/enlarge)
Box 1, Box 6, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 098.  Nevadan (built 1902; freighter) in the stream at the New York Shipbuilding Yard, starboard broadside view, 1902 April 15

Extent: 1 photograph (6 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 6 in.; 1 glass plate negative, 3.25 x 4.25 in.; 2 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 2.5 x 3.75 in., (1) 4.5 x 6.75 in. There is black paper on the back of the 4.5 x 6.75 in. print, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "NEVADAN TORPEDOED" written on the bottom of the negative. The 2.5 x 3.75 in. print has printer's marks and "10342" written on the back, and "945" stamped on the back of the print.
Box 8

Item No. 482.  Nevadan (built 1902; freighter) underway, port bow view, 1913 June 6

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic postcard, 3.25 x 5.25 in. "V. 104, June 6/13" written on back of print.

Scope and Content Note

Postcard is unused.
Box 9, Box 11

File Unit 52.  Nevadan (built 1912; freighter), 1927-1943

Extent: 7 photographs (7 physical forms).
Physical Description: 7 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway and views on board.
Vessel History: The third American-Hawaiian vessel named NEVADAN was built in 1912 by Aktiengesellschaft Neptun in Rostock, Germany for the German-Australian Line of Hamburg, and named BOCHUM. She was seized by the U.S. Government on April 7, 1917, and renamed MONTPELIER in August 1917. She operated under charter to the Army during World War I. In March 1919, she began conversion to a transport and entered commissioned service as USS MONTPELIER (ID # 1954). The ship was decommissioned and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board in October 1919. She remained under Shipping Board ownership as MONTPELIER until 1927, when the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company purchased her and renamed her NEVADAN. In June 1927, Captain James A. Hazelwood was given command of NEVADAN. She served in World War II from 1943-1944 under Lend-Lease as the Soviet YAN TOMP (also seen spelled as JAN TOMP). Reverting to her previous name, NEVADAN, she was scrapped at San Francisco, California, in 1949. (Sources: http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-m/id1954.htm; http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/m14/montpelier-i.htm; http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii)

Related Material

See also the SFMNHP Classified photograph collection for more photographs of NEVADAN (built 1912; freighter), taken on the day the Naval Reserve flag was raised.
Box 11

Item No. 479.  Commodore George W. Bauer presenting the Naval Reserve warrant to the Captain of Nevadan (built 1912; freighter), on board the vessel in San Francisco, California, 1929 November 18

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Walter A. Scott, Commercial Photographer, 583 Market Street, San Francisco" stamped on the back of the print. "4" is on the lower left hand corner of the front of the print.

Scope and Content Note

On the occasion of raising the Naval Reserve flag. Commodore George W. Bauer is on the right.
Box 11

Item No. 480.  Nevadan (built 1912; freighter) underway in the stream, starboard broadside view, 1927-1943

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 6 x 9.75 in. There is dried glue and brown paper on the back of the print, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "Nevadan III" written on the back of the print.
Box 11

Item No. 484.  Commodore George W. Bauer, the Captain of Nevadan (built 1912; freighter), and two unidentified men on board Nevadan (built 1912; freighter) in San Francisco, California, 1929 November 18

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Walter A. Scott, Commercial Photographer, 583 Market Street, San Francisco" stamped on the back of the print. "8" is on the lower left hand corner of the front of the print.

Scope and Content Note

On the occasion of raising the Naval Reserve flag. Two unidentified men on the left. Bauer on the right, Captain 2nd from the right. There are several ventilator cowls and the Naval Reserve flag in the background.

Related Material

See SFMNHP Classified A09.06159 for a contact positive and safety negative of this photograph.
Box 11

Item No. 485.  Group portrait of eight men on board Nevadan (built 1912; freighter) in San Francisco, California, on the occasion of raising the Naval Reserve flag, 1929 November 18

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Walter A. Scott, Commercial Photographer, 583 Market Street, San Francisco" stamped on the back of the print. "6" is on the lower left hand corner of the front of the print.

Scope and Content Note

The Captain is in the middle, holding the Naval Reserve warrant. There are ventilator cowls in the background and a lifeboat on the right.
Box 11

Item No. 486.  Group portrait of the assembled personnel on board Nevadan (built 1912; freighter) in San Francisco, California, on the occasion of raising the Naval Reserve flag, 1929 November 18

Creator/Collector: Scott, Walter A.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Walter A. Scott, Commercial Photographer, 583 Market Street, San Francisco" stamped on the back of the print. "5" (backwards because the print was developed backwards) is on the lower left hand corner of the front of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are 19 men in the photograph. Commodore George W. Bauer is standing in the front, next to the Captain who is holding the Naval Reserve warrant. There is a ventilator cowl in the background and a lifeboat on the right. The photograph was developed backwards (the photograph number is backwards on the lower left corner).
Box 9

Item No. 646.  Linoleum and wallpaper cargo on board Nevadan (built 1912; freighter) in Seattle, Washington, 1929 June

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.75 in. Print is on Velox paper. "141" written on the front of the print. "Nevadan V. 10 WB 677, #6 LTD Aft, Fine stow of linoleum" typed on the back of the print. "5" and "42" stamped on the back of the print. "#18" and "Seattle June 29" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Smaller rolls of wallpaper on top, larger rolls of linoleum on the bottom. Items 646 and 700 both show cargo in NEVADAN on the same voyage.
Box 9

Item No. 700.  Linoleum and roofing paper cargo on board Nevadan (built 1912; freighter) in Seattle, Washington, 1929 June

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.75 in. Print is on Velox paper. "142" written on the front of the print. "Nevadan V. 10 WB 677, #7 UTD Mid Aft, Excellent job of shoring up roofing paper" typed on the back of the print. "#18," "Seattle June 29," and "Tubes of linoleum in vessel properly braced against heavy weather" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Items 646 and 700 both show cargo in NEVADAN on the same voyage.
Box 11

File Unit 53.  Nevadan (built 1946; freighter), 1951-1956

Extent: 3 photographs (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 3 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel underway, a view on board, and a piece of metal to be used on the vessel.
Vessel History: The fourth American-Hawaiian vessel named NEVADAN was built by Kaiser Co. Inc., Vancouver, Washington, for the United States Maritime Commission during World War II and named WILLIS VICKERY. She was delivered in March 1946. She was a C4-S-A4 design cargo ship. She was sold to American-Hawaiian in 1951 and renamed NEVADAN. The American-Hawaiian fleet was sold off or otherwise disposed of in 1956. The vessel was later scrapped in 1979. (Sources: http://shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/4emergencylarge/wwtwo/kvancouver.htm; http://www.usmaritimecommission.de/pictures.php?code=A2370b; http://drawings.usmaritimecommission.de/drawings_c4.htm)
Box 11

Item No. 478.  Men handling a heavy wheel shaped piece of machinery on board Nevadan (built 1946; freighter), 1951-1956

Creator/Collector: Mac Iver Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Mac Iver Studio, Portrait --- Commercial Photography, [symbol], LA 3-2445, 2421 Santa Clara Ave. Alameda, California" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph possibly taken in the Oakland, California estuary. "NEVADAN" is written (in white chalk?) on part of the vessel. Items 478 and 483 might be related. The photographer's stamp on the back of the print has a phone number, the format of which was used in the 1950s.
Box 11

Item No. 481.  Nevadan (built 1946; freighter) underway in Puget Sound, Washington, view off starboard bow, 1951-1956

Creator/Collector: Boersig, Harry R.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "PHOTO BY HARRY R. BOERSIG, Aero-Marine Photos, 12709 de Floer Lane, S.W., Tacoma 9, Washington" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

It is a slightly aerial view, with a shoreline visible in the background. There appears to be lumber cargo in piles on board the vessel.
Box 11

Item No. 483.  A wooden wheel shaped structure sitting on a pier or in a shipyard, to be used in some way on Nevadan (built 1946; freighter), 1951-1956

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

Items 478 and 483 might be related.
Box 1, Box 2, Box 5, Box 7, Box 8, Box 10, Box 11, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 54.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter), 1914-1938

Extent: 35 photographs (62 physical forms).
Physical Description: 8 nitrate negatives, 8 contact interpositives, 8 copy negatives, 38 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway, at dock, views on board, and wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California.
Vessel History: The first American-Hawaiian vessel named OHIOAN was built in 1914 by Maryland Steel Co. at Sparrows Pt., Maryland, for American-Hawaiian. She was delivered on July 16, 1914, and was an Isherwood type vessel. On October 7, 1936, OHIOAN, loaded with explosives and oil, was trying to enter the port of San Francisco in fog, when she ran aground off Point Lobos. All crew members were saved and the wreck attracted a lot of spectators. The cargo was salvaged, but the wreck was left in situ. OHIOAN's hulk caught fire in March 1937, and the wreck broke into two pieces in a storm in December. By 1939, only some remnants were still visible. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?23719; http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii/ohioan; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, page 156)
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 008.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wharfside in Portland, Oregon, view off port bow, 1923-early 1930s

Creator/Collector: Brown, H.M.
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 6.25 x 8.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "1179" written on the lower right corner of the negative. "Original Ohioan at Portland" written on the bottom of the nitrate negative. "H.M. Brown Photographer, 550=4th St. Portland, Ore. Phone Beacon 1784" stamped on the back of the print. Brown was a commercial photographer in Portland, Oregon, from 1923 to the early 1930s.
Box 1, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 063.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) underway, port broadside view, 1914-1936

Creator/Collector: Ingram
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 4.75 x 6.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 4.75 x 6.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 9.5 in., mounted on 8.5 x 11 in. board. Typed label on the back of the print says: "Property of American-Hawaiian Steamship Company. 215 Market Street, San Francisco. To be returned promptly to D.A. McPherson, in charge of Advertising. Title: SS OHIOAN (original), No.: O-1."
Box 1, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 065.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) at dock, view off starboard bow, 1914-1936

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 2.75 x 4.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a barge on the starboard side of the vessel. There is a stack of lumber in the foreground.
Box 1, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 066.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) at dock, port bow view, 1914-1936

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 2.75 x 4.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 2.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 3 x 5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.5 x 4.5 in. "#137," "15," and "122 137" written on the back of the print.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 116.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) docked at a pier, view off starboard bow, 1914-1936

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 4.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 4.5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.25 in. "A2" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

It appears that Items 116, 117, 118, and 513 were taken in the same location, possibly on the same day.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 117.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) docked at a pier, stern view, handling cargo, 1914-1936

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 4.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 4.5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 4.25 in. "A2" stamped on the back of the print. "#95" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

It appears that Items 116, 117, 118, and 513 were taken in the same location, possibly on the same day.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 118.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) docked at a pier, viewed looking forward from the stern, 1914-1936

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.75 x 4.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 2.75 x 5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3 x 5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.75 x 4.5 in. "5" and "#137" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Slightly aerial view, possibly photographed looking down from the roof of a building. It appears that Items 116, 117, 118, and 513 were taken in the same location, possibly on the same day.
Box 5, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 233.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, 1914-1936

Creator/Collector: Ingram
Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5.5 x 9.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in. "Ingram, Long Beach" written on the lower right corner of the negative that made the print.
Box 8

Item No. 492.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, view of stern and middle of the vessel split apart, 1938 October 18

Creator/Collector: Haas-Schreiner Photo Roof Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in. "Haas-Schreiner Photo, Roof Studio, Sutter 7570, 625 Market St., S.F." stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Items 492, 493, 498, and 499 show similar views and angles of the same parts of the vessel.
Box 8

Item No. 493.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, view of stern and middle of the vessel split apart, 1938 October 18

Creator/Collector: Haas-Schreiner Photo Roof Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in. "Haas-Schreiner Photo, Roof Studio, Sutter 7570, 625 Market St., S.F." stamped on the back of the print. "Oct 18, 1938" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are some rocks and water on the shore in the foreground. Items 492, 493, 498, and 499 show similar views and angles of the same parts of the vessel.
Box 8

Item No. 494.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, view of the starboard bow and hull on the shore next to the tide machine, 1938 October 18

Creator/Collector: Haas-Schreiner Photo Roof Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in. "Haas-Schreiner Photo, Roof Studio, Sutter 7570, 625 Market St., S.F." stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

The tide machine is on the rock to the right of the vessel. Items 494, 502, 503, 504, 511, and 512 show similar views and angles of the same part of the vessel.
Box 8

Item No. 495.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, view of the vessel from the bluff with spectators in the foreground, 1936 October

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 2.75 x 3.75 in. "3110" or "311D" stamped on the back of both of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

The crowd is likely watching the salvaging operations.
Box 8

Item No. 496.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked and on fire at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, starboard broadside view, 1937 March

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The fire was started during salvaging operations.
Box 8

Item No. 497.  Large crowd on a hill watching the wreck of Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, with a man in uniform in the foreground, 1936 October

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

The crowd is likely watching the salvaging operations.
Box 8

Item No. 498.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, view of stern and middle of the vessel split apart, 1938 October 18

Creator/Collector: Haas-Schreiner Photo Roof Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in. "Haas-Schreiner Photo, Roof Studio, Sutter 7570, 625 Market St., S.F." stamped on the back of the print. "Oct 18, 1938" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a wooden structure on the bluff in the foreground. Items 492, 493, 498, and 499 show similar views and angles of the same parts of the vessel.
Box 8

Item No. 499.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, view of stern and middle of the vessel split apart, 1938 October 18

Creator/Collector: Haas-Schreiner Photo Roof Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in. "Haas-Schreiner Photo, Roof Studio, Sutter 7570, 625 Market St., S.F." stamped on the back of the print. "Oct 18, 1938" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are some rocks and water on the shore in the foreground. Items 492, 493, 498, and 499 show similar views and angles of the same parts of the vessel.
Box 8

Item No. 500.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, view off starboard quarter, with a salvaging launch alongside, 1936 October

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are people in the foreground watching the salvaging operations.
Box 8

Item No. 501.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, close up view amidship of personnel on board and in a lifeboat, 1936 October

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in.
Box 8

Item No. 502.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, close up view of the starboard bow and hull on the shore and the middle of the vessel in the background, 1938 October 18

Creator/Collector: Haas-Schreiner Photo Roof Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in. "Haas-Schreiner Photo, Roof Studio, Sutter 7570, 625 Market St., S.F." stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Items 494, 502, 503, 504, 511, and 512 show similar views and angles of the same part of the vessel.
Box 8

Item No. 503.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, close up view of the starboard bow and hull on the shore, 1938 October 18

Creator/Collector: Haas-Schreiner Photo Roof Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in. "Haas-Schreiner Photo, Roof Studio, Sutter 7570, 625 Market St., S.F." stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Items 494, 502, 503, 504, 511, and 512 show similar views and angles of the same part of the vessel.
Box 8

Item No. 504.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, view of all three parts of the wreckage, 1938 October 18

Creator/Collector: Haas-Schreiner Photo Roof Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in. "Haas-Schreiner Photo, Roof Studio, Sutter 7570, 625 Market St., S.F." stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Items 494, 502, 503, 504, 511, and 512 show similar views and angles of the same part of the vessel.
Box 8

Item No. 505.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, view of the vessel from a distance to the east, 1936 October

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in.
Box 8

Item No. 506.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, port broadside view of the vessel from the water, 1936 October

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in.
Box 8

Item No. 507.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, view of the stern from the bluff as a heavy breaker hits the stern, 1936 October

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in.
Box 8

Item No. 508.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, view off starboard quarter, 1936 October

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in.
Box 8

Item No. 510.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, view of the vessel from the bluff with spectators in the foreground, including a little boy, 1936 October

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 4 black-and-white photographic prints, 2.75 x 3.75 in. "3110" or "311D" stamped on the back of all of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

The crowd is likely watching the salvaging operations.
Box 8

Item No. 511.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, close up view of the starboard bow and hull on the shore next to the tide machine, 1938 October 18

Creator/Collector: Haas-Schreiner Photo Roof Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in. "Haas-Schreiner Photo, Roof Studio, Sutter 7570, 625 Market St., S.F." stamped on the back of the print. "Oct 18, 1938" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

The vessel's name is visible on the hull. The tide machine is on the rock to the right and behind the vessel. Items 494, 502, 503, 504, 511, and 512 show similar views and angles of the same part of the vessel.
Box 8

Item No. 512.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, view of the middle of the vessel and starboard bow and hull on the shore, 1938 October 18

Creator/Collector: Haas-Schreiner Photo Roof Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in. "Haas-Schreiner Photo, Roof Studio, Sutter 7570, 625 Market St., S.F." stamped on the back of the print. "Oct 18, 1938" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a person in the bottom right corner of the photograph. Items 494, 502, 503, 504, 511, and 512 show similar views and angles of the same part of the vessel.
Box 8

Item No. 513.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) docked at a pier, view off port bow, handling cargo, 1914-1936

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.5 in. "A2" stamped on the back of the print. "#95" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

It appears that Items 116, 117, 118, and 513 were taken in the same location, possibly on the same day.
Box 8

Item No. 514.  View along the bluff showing the crowd of spectators watching the wreck of Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, 1936 October

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 2.75 x 3.75 in. "3110" or "311D" stamped on the back of both of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

The crowd is likely watching the salvaging operations.
Box 8

Item No. 516.  Aerial view of Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) wrecked at Point Lobos, San Francisco, California, soon after the event, 1936 October

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is fog or clouds over the water in the foreground.
Box 11

Item No. 519.  Portrait of ships officers posing with the recently presented Naval Reserve flag, on board Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) in San Francisco, California, likely 1930-1931

Creator/Collector: Swadley Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Swadley San Francisco" embossed on the lower left hand corner of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Ten men.
Caption: "No. 2918 C, Swadley, Photographer, San Francisco" stamped on the back of the print.
Box 11

Item No. 521.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) pierside in San Francisco, California, view of starboard hull amidship, with an unidentified motorboat being loaded as a deck load, 1914-1936

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

There are 10 men visible on board the vessel. Items 521 and 522 appear to have been taken on the same day. Item 522 shows a motorboat being loaded onto OHIOAN named "?.FREE" (first part of name illegible).
Box 11

Item No. 522.  Unidentified motorboat being loaded onto Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) as deck cargo, San Francisco, California, 1914-1936

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

The motorboat is named "...FREE" of [New York] (first part of name illegible). View of starboard hull amidship. 19 men are visible on OHIOAN and there are several others on board the motorboat, which is suspended over the water. Items 521 and 522 appear to have been taken on the same day.
Box 11

Item No. 525.  Ohioan (built 1914; freighter) pierside at Municipal Terminal No. 4, starboard broadside view, 1914-1936

Creator/Collector: Morton & Co.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 6.5 x 8.25 in. "Morton & Company" and "27277 5" stamped on the back of the print. "1184" written is two places on the lower right hand corner of the negative that made the photograph.

Scope and Content Note

The Municipal Terminal No. 4 grain elevator is in the background.
Box 5, Box 8, Box 11

File Unit 55.  Ohioan (built 1920; freighter), 1937-1942

Extent: 4 photographs (7 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 6 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway, pierside and a view on board.
Vessel History: The second American-Hawaiian vessel named OHIOAN was built in 1920 by G. M. Standifer Construction Corp. in Vancouver, Washington, for the U.S. Shipping Board, and named PAWLET. In 1928, Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Co. purchased the vessel and named her GOLDEN WALL. In 1934, the Williams Steamship Corporation purchased the vessel and renamed her WILLSOLO. In 1937, American-Hawaiian Steamship Company purchased the vessel and renamed her OHIOAN. On May 8, 1942, OHIOAN (commanded by Captain Frank H. Roberts) was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-564 (commanded by Captain Reinhard "Teddy" Suhren), about 10 miles off Boynton Beach, Florida. (Sources: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?26008; http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii/ohioan)

Related Material

See also Item 338 for a partial view of OHIOAN (built 1920; freighter) at dock in an unidentified location, 1937-1940 January.
Box 8

Item No. 515.  Unidentified ship's officer at the wheel of Ohioan (built 1920; freighter), wearing a suit, tie and hat, 1937-1942

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.5 x 2.5 in. "397, 12" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Possibly a captain?
There was no information on the print or envelope to confirm with absolute certainty that this photograph was taken on the second American-Hawaiian vessel named OHIOAN; however the photograph appears to have been taken from 1937-1942, as opposed to 1914-1936 (which are the dates for the first A-H OHIOAN vessel).
Box 5, Box 11

Item No. 523.  Ohioan (built 1920; freighter) pierside, view off starboard bow, 1937-1940

Creator/Collector: Commercial & Photo View Co.
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 8 x 10 in.; 3 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 8 x 9.25 in., (1) 8 x 9.75 in., (1) cut in a circle, 7.25 in. diameter. The circular print has dried glue on the back, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "Commercial & Photo View Co., 316 13th Street, Oakland, Calif. [Photo] No. 13162-7" stamped on the back of one of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

Probably in San Francisco, California. PUERTO RICAN (built 1919; freighter) is along the port side of OHIOAN.
Box 11

Item No. 524.  Aerial view of Ohioan (built 1920; freighter) underway in the Panama Canal, 1937 August 1

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "#3" and "S/S Ohioan making northbound transit of canal on August 1st 1937. Vessel is passing out of Culebra Cut. Panama Canal's drill barge in the foreground on vessel's portside. Note Pedro Miguel Locks in the distance beyond which is Miraflores Lake. The haze shuts off a clear view of Miraflores Locks" written on the back of the print.
Box 11

Item No. 551.  Ohioan (built 1920; freighter) and Puerto Rican (built 1919; freighter) pierside, bow views, 1937-1940

Creator/Collector: Commercial & Photo View Co.
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "Commercial & Photo View Co., 316 13th Street, Oakland, Calif. [Photo] No. 13162-6" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Probably in San Francisco, California. PUERTO RICAN is along the port side of OHIOAN. There is an unidentified tugboat in the foreground.
Box 11

File Unit 56.  Oklahoman (built 1920; freighter), 1940 October

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 4 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel in the stream in Los Angeles, California.
Vessel History: OKLAHOMAN was built in 1920 by Western Pipe & Steel Co. in San Francisco, California, for the U.S. Shipping Board, and named WEST CALERA (sometimes seen spelled as CELERA). In 1928, the Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Co. purchased the vessel and renamed her GOLDEN HARVEST. In 1936, American-Hawaiian purchased the vessel from O&O and renamed her OKLAHOMAN. OKLAHOMAN was wrecked at Dassen Island on July 7, 1942, and sank west of Dassen Island. (Sources: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?146663; Pruner, J. M. "History of the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company by periods 1899 to 1936 inclusive: Williams Steamship Corporation and the Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Company." December 1929; April 1937 [SFMNHP, HE753 A38 pam])
Box 11

Item No. 518.  Oklahoman (built 1920; freighter) in the stream in Los Angeles, California, port broadside view, 1940 October

Creator/Collector: Pyle's Photo Shop
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 4 black-and-white photographic prints, 8 x 10 in. "Oct 27, 1940, Pyle's Photo Shop, Wilmington, Calif." stamped on the back of all the prints.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 57.  Oregonian (built 1901; freighter), 1901

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 1 contact interpositive, 1 copy negative

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel under construction.
Vessel History: The first American-Hawaiian vessel named OREGONIAN was built by the Delaware River Iron Shipbuilding and Engine Works in Chester, Pennsylvania, and launched in 1901 for American-Hawaiian. She was delivered to American-Hawaiian on May 17, 1901, and sent out on her maiden voyage in command of Captain Herbert H. Williams. She was commanded by Captain Fletcher C. Swicker in April 1914. On August 15, 1918, she was acquired by the United States Government. OREGONIAN was assigned Id. No. 1323 and commissioned into the Naval Overseas Transportation Service (NOTS) on August 17, 1918, at Norfolk, Virginia, Lieutenant Commander C. E. A. Anderson, USNRF, in command. After refitting and arming, she took on general cargo, joined a convoy out of Norfolk on August 22, 1918, and arrived at Brest, France, on September 11, 1918. Steaming on to St. Nazaire, France, she discharged her cargo and sailed from Le Verdon-sur-Mer, France, in convoy on September 30, 1918, arriving at New York City on October 16, 1918. She was decommissioned on April 15, 1919, at Brooklyn, New York. According to Shipbuildinghistory.com, the vessel was renamed COLORADAN in 1925 and scrapped in 1926. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; http://7seasvessels.com/?p=57086; http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/o3/oregonian.htm; http://shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/2large/inactive/merchant.htm; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 95, 176)
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 119.  Oregonian (built 1901; freighter) under construction at the Delaware River Iron Shipbuilding and Engine Works in Chester, Pennsylvania, view off starboard quarter, 1901

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7.25 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7.25 in.

Scope and Content Note

Several men can be seen working on board the vessel.
Box 5, Box 8, Box 10, Box 11, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 58.  Oregonian (built 1917; freighter), 1925-1942

Extent: 9 photographs (13 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 1 contact interpositive, 1 copy negative, 10 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway, docked and in drydock.
Vessel History: The second American-Hawaiian vessel named OREGONIAN was built in 1917 by William Cramp & Sons, Ship & Engine Building Co. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for Grace Line Inc. (W.R. Grace & Co.), and named SANTA ROSA. In 1925, American-Hawaiian purchased the vessel and renamed her OREGONIAN. On September 13, 1942, OREGONIAN (commanded by Captain Harold Willard Dowling) was torpedoed and sunk by German aircraft about 120 miles Southwest of Svalbard in the North Atlantic Ocean while part of Convoy PQ-18 to the Soviet Union. She was the first ship in the starboard column of the convoy and was hit by 3 torpedoes on the starboard side, completely destroying that side of the ship and flooding the engine room. The ship took a heavy list to starboard, capsized and sank immediately. 22 crew were killed, including the Captain, plus 7 of the Armed Guard. (Sources: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?165293; http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii)
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 007.  Oregonian (built 1917; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, 1925-1942

Creator/Collector: Ingram
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 5.5 x 10 in., mounted on an 8.5 x 11 in. mat board. "Ingram, Long Beach" written on the lower left corner of the photograph. "Elliott Taylor Advertising, 447 Sutter St., San Francisco" stamped on the front of the mat board that the print is mounted on. There are printer's marks on the front of the print and on the back of the mat board that the print is mounted on. "Property of American-Hawaiian Steamship Company, 215 Market Street, San Francisco, California, Return to D.A. McPherson, In Charge of Advertising. Title: SS Oregonian (2nd). No. OR-1" typed on a label that is glued to the back of the print.
Box 8

Item No. 526.  Oregonian (built 1917; freighter) in drydock, view off starboard bow, circa 1925-1930

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.75 x 4.5 in. "B 3" or "8 3" stamped on the back of the print. "Read - 4th mate oreg" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There appears to be lumber on deck.
Box 8

Item No. 527.  Oregonian (built 1917; freighter) in drydock, view off port bow, circa 1925-1930

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.75 x 4.5 in. "B 3" or "8 3" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There appears to be lumber on deck.
Box 8

Item No. 528.  Oregonian (built 1917; freighter) at dock in Jacksonville, Florida, loading cargo, view amidship, 1939 March 21

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.75 x 4.5 in. "S/S 'Oregonian' 3/21/39 Loading at Jacksonville" typed on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are barrels loaded on the vessel. There is a man leaning on a cart and a railroad car on the left side of the photograph. There are men standing near some lumber on a cart amidship.
Box 8

Item No. 529.  Men on board Oregonian (built 1917; freighter) at dock in Jacksonville, Florida, loading cargo, view looking aft, 1939 March 21

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.75 x 4.5 in. "S/S 'Oregonian' 3/21/39 Loading at Jacksonville. Looking aft" typed on the back of the print. "81" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

12 men on board. Barrels on the right side of the photograph.
Box 8

Item No. 530.  Men on board Oregonian (built 1917; freighter) at dock in Jacksonville, Florida, loading cargo, view on deck at the No. 2 hatch, 1939 March 21

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 2.75 x 4.5 in. "S/S 'Oregonian' 3/21/39 Loading at Jacksonville. No. 2 hatch" typed on the back of the print. "82" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

12 men on board. Barrels on the right side of the photograph.
Box 8

Item No. 531.  Manzanita (lighthouse tender) breaking ice between piers A and B, to assist the arrival of Oregonian (built 1917; freighter), 1930 January 17

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.25 x 5.5 in. "Lighthouse Tender Manzanita breaking ice between pier A and B, Jan. 17, 1930 to assist landing of S.S. Oregonian" typed on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Men can be seen on MANZANITA as well as on the pier. Partial view of OREGONIAN's port hull.
Box 11

Item No. 532.  Oregonian (built 1917; freighter) at dock, port bow breast view, 1925-1942

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 6 x 8 in. The top left corner is missing. There is brown paper and dried yellow glue on the back of the print, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time. "27277 7" is stamped on the back of the print. "27277 X" is stamped on several other prints in this collection that were photographed by Morton & Company, and it is likely that this photograph (Item 532) was taken by Morton & Co. as well.

Scope and Content Note

There is lumber cargo on board the vessel.
Box 11

Item No. 533.  Oregonian (built 1917; freighter) underway, port broadside view, 1925-1942

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 5.75 x 8.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Possibly in the Columbia River. There are buildings visible behind the vessel on shore.
Box 1, Box 2, Box 5, Box 7, Box 8, Box 9, Box 10, Box 11, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 59.  Panaman (built 1913; freighter), 1913-1947

Extent: 11 photographs (29 physical forms).
Physical Description: 6 nitrate negatives, 6 contact interpositives, 6 copy negatives, 1 safety negative, 10 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway, at dock and views on board.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1913 by the Maryland Steel Co. in Sparrows Pt., Maryland, for American-Hawaiian. In November 1911, American-Hawaiian had placed an order with the Maryland Steel Company for two new cargo ships: PANAMAN and WASHINGTONIAN. PANAMAN was an Isherwood type vessel and was sometimes incorrectly referred to as PANAMANIAN. She was delivered on September 16, 1913. She was employed in intercoastal service via the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and the Panama Canal after it opened in August 1914. PANAMAN was chartered by the U.S. Army during WWI and put into the transport and supply service, known by the name U.S.A.T. PANAMAN. She was transferred to the U.S. Navy as USS PANAMAN (ID-3299) on August 12, 1918, decommissioned on September 18, 1919, and returned to American-Hawaiian at this time. In July 1947, American-Hawaiian sold PANAMAN to the Italian government and they renamed her MARCELLA. She was scrapped on September 15, 1954 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 156, 187; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Panaman)
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 005.  Panaman (built 1913; freighter) docked in San Francisco, California, being painted, port bow breast view, 1926 October 28?

Creator/Collector: Swadley Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.75 x 9.75 in. "MORTON PHOTOGRAPHS, MORTON & CO. COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, 515 MARKET ST., SAN FRANCISCO" and "SWADLEY, Photographer, San Francisco, No. 26787 " stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are several men standing on scaffolding, painting the port hull amidship. There are several men wearing suits standing on the pier, looking towards the vessel's name on the hull.
Caption: VALDURA PAINT BEING APPLIED ON S.S. PANAMAN OF THE AMERICAN HAWAIIAN S.S. CO. COVERING 375 SQ. FT TO THE GALLON. PREVIOUSLY PAINTED WITH VALDURA 7 MONTHS AGO. SAN FRANCISCO, OCT. [28], [1926].
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 006.  Panaman (built 1913; freighter) docked at the Los Angeles Harbor, California, Berth 176, view off port bow, circa 1920s-1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 5.5 x 9.75 in.

Scope and Content Note

They are either loading or unloading cargo. There is a water tower in the foreground.
Box 1, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 095.  Panaman (built 1913; freighter) at dock, view off starboard bow, 1913-1947

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.75 x 5.75 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 5.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 5.75 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a barge next to PANAMAN. Items 95 and 120 appear to have been taken in the same location on the same day. These negatives were previously erroneously identified as NEVADAN, and this was rectified in May 2013.
Box 2, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 120.  Panaman (built 1913; freighter) at dock, view off starboard bow, with another pier in the foreground, 1913-1947

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.75 x 6.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 6.25 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 6.25 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 6 x 9.25 in., missing an arc shaped piece from the center of the bottom. There is brown paper and dried yellow glue on the back of the print, indicating it was likely in a photograph album or scrapbook at one time.

Scope and Content Note

There is a barge next to PANAMAN. Items 95 and 120 appear to have been taken in the same location on the same day.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 121.  Panaman (built 1913; freighter) at dock with troops on board, view off port quarter, 1918 August 12-1919 September 18

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in. "Original Panaman serving as Army Transport during war" written on the negative.
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 234.  Panaman (built 1913; freighter) underway, view off port bow, 1913-1947

Extent: 1 photograph (5 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 2 black-and-white photographic prints, 6.75 x 8.5 in. "Original Panaman" written on the negative.

Scope and Content Note

Probably on the Willamette River at Portland, Oregon. The shoreline can be seen in the background.
Box 8

Item No. 535.  Panaman (built 1913; freighter) at dock, port bow breast view, circa 1930-1947

Creator/Collector: Swadley Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 7 in. "SS UP" written on the back of the print. "MORTON PHOTOGRAPHS, MORTON & CO. COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, 515 MARKET ST., SAN FRANCISCO" and "No. 2552 SWADLEY, Photographer, San Francisco" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a railroad car on the pier in the background.
Box 11

Item No. 539.  Commodore Bauer presenting the ship's Captain the warrant for the ship's membership in the Naval Reserve, on board Panaman (built 1913; freighter) in San Francisco, California, 1929 January 18

Creator/Collector: Swadley Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7 x 9.75 in. "Swadley San Francisco" embossed on the lower right hand corner of the print. "No. 2914-C, Swadley, Photographer, San Francisco" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Commodore George W. Bauer is holding the warrant. There are nine other men in the background, in addition to Bauer and the captain.
Box 11

Item No. 541.  Portrait of naval and merchant marine personnel standing behind the recently presented Naval Reserve flag, on board Panaman (built 1913; freighter) in San Francisco, California, 1929 January 18

Creator/Collector: Swadley Studio
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.5 x 9.5 in. "Swadley San Francisco" embossed on the lower left hand corner of the print. "No. 2914-B, Swadley, Photographer, San Francisco" stamped on the back of the print. There are printer's marks on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

Commodore George W. Bauer is holding the left corner of the flag. There are 20 men in the photograph.
Box 5

Item No. 542.  Panaman (built 1913; freighter) underway with troops on board, view off starboard quarter, 1918 August 12-1919 September 18

Creator/Collector: Muller, Robert Enrique, 1883-
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 8 x 10 in. "Copyright E. Muller Jr. N.Y." can be seen written on the lower right corner of the negative that this safety negative was made from. "A" written on the side of the negative.

Scope and Content Note

"U.S.S. PANAMAN" is visible on the stern.
Box 9

Item No. 674.  Panaman (built 1913; freighter) at dock, view off starboard bow, with men handling cargo on the pier on the vessel's starboard side, 1935-1947

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.75 x 6 in. The print has scalloped edges. "211K" stamped on the back of the print.
Box 2, Box 5, Box 7, Box 8, Box 9, Box 10, Box 11, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 60.  Pennsylvanian (built 1913; freighter), 1913-1944

Extent: 12 photographs (27 physical forms).
Physical Description: 5 nitrate negatives, 5 contact interpositives, 5 copy negatives, 12 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway, at dock, in drydock, and a view on board.
Vessel History: PENNSYLVANIAN was built in 1913 by Maryland Steel Co. in Sparrows Pt., Maryland, for American-Hawaiian and was an Isherwood type vessel. She was delivered on June 16, 1913. The first commercial vessels to use the Panama Canal in August 1914 were the American-Hawaiian vessels ARIZONAN, MISSOURIAN, and PENNSYLVANIAN, and the PLEIADES of the Luckenbach Line. PENNSYLVANIAN was commanded by Captain Joseph F. Nichols in April 1914, and commanded by Captain Robert M. Tapley at other times during World War I. From 1918-1919, the vessel was taken over by the U.S. Navy and renamed SCRANTON. In 1919, she was decommissioned and returned to American-Hawaiian, taking back her original name of PENNSYLVANIAN. On August 4, 1944, she was scuttled off of Normandy, France. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?11945; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 155-156, 185-186, 193, 232)
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 003.  Pennsylvanian (built 1913; freighter) at dock in Portland, Oregon, view off port bow, 1923-early 1930s

Creator/Collector: Brown, H.M.
Extent: 1 photograph (5 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 6.25 x 8.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 6.5 x 8.5 in. 1 black-and-white copy print, 8 x 10 in. "1178" written on the lower right corner of the negative. "Original Pennsylvanian at Portland, Oregon" typed on the back of the print. "Harold M. Brown Photographer, 550=4th St. Portland, Ore. Phone Beacon 1734" stamped on the back of the print. Brown was a commercial photographer in Portland, Oregon, from 1923 to the early 1930s. "Original Pennsylvanian at Portland" written on the bottom of the nitrate negative. "N123" written on the back of the copy print.

Scope and Content Note

There are railroad tracks in the foreground and an American-Hawaiian S.S. Co. sign on the building in the background (terminal no. 1).
Box 5, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 004.  Pennsylvanian (built 1913; freighter) at dock in Portland, Oregon, port broadside view, 1913-1944

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 6.25 x 8.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in. "Original Pennsylvanian at Portland" written on the bottom of the nitrate negative.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 137.  Pennsylvanian (built 1913; freighter) underway in New York, port broadside view, 1913-1944

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 4.5 in. "Pennsylvanian" and "N.Y." written on the bottom of the negative.

Scope and Content Note

There is a dummy envelope in Box 7 for this item that says "Dummy, to record disintegrated print." It is unknown whether or not there was a print for this image at one time, but none could be located in June 2013.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 138.  Pennsylvanian (built 1913; freighter) in drydock at Moore Dry Dock, Oakland, California, view of scrape marks along the hull, 1930 April

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 4.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 4.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 4.5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.25 in. "A 53" stamped on the back of the print. "#78" and "April 1930 - Moore Drydock - Pennsylvanian" written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are white marks all along the middle of the hull.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 139.  Pennsylvanian (built 1913; freighter) in drydock at Moore Dry Dock, Oakland, California, view off starboard bow, 1930 April

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 4.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 4.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 4.5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3 x 4 in. "A 53" stamped on the back of the print. "#78" and printers marks written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are white marks all along the middle of the hull.
Box 8

Item No. 543.  Pennsylvanian (built 1913; freighter) in drydock at Moore Dry Dock, Oakland, California, view of workmen inspecting the hull, 1930 April

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3 x 4 in. The left side of the print is torn. "A 53" stamped on the back of the print. "#78" and printers marks written on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a barrel in the foreground.
Box 8

Item No. 545.  Pennsylvanian (built 1913; freighter) at dock in Seattle, Washington, view off starboard bow, 1913-1944

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.75 in. Print is on Velox paper. "2-37" stamped on the back of the print. "#78" written on the back of the print.
Box 8

Item No. 546.  Pennsylvanian (built 1913; freighter) in drydock at Moore Dry Dock, Oakland, California, view looking up the side of the hull as seen from the ground, 1930 April

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.25 in. "A 53" stamped on the back of the print. "#78" and "April 1930 - Moore Drydock - Pennsylvanian" written on the back of the print.
Box 11

Item No. 548.  Pennsylvanian (built 1913; freighter) underway passing under a suspension bridge, starboard broadside view, 1913-1944

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 7.75 x 9.75 in. "2602" written on the lower left corner of the negative that made the print.

Scope and Content Note

The vessel is light in the water. The photograph was taken from the shoreline looking through some trees.
Box 11

Item No. 549.  Pennsylvanian (built 1913; freighter) underway, starboard broadside view, 1913-1944

Creator/Collector: Ingram
Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 5.5 x 10 in., mounted on an 8.5 x 11 in. board. "Ingram, Long Beach" written on the lower right corner of photograph. "Property of American-Hawaiian Steamship Company, 215 Market Street, San Francisco, California, Return to D.A. McPherson, In Charge of Advertising. Title: SS PENNSYLVANIAN (Original). No. PE-1" typed on a label that is glued to the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

In open water.
Box 9

Item No. 668.  Lower hold of hatch #2 in Pennsylvanian (built 1913; freighter), filled with bags of wool at Portland, Oregon, circa 1920s-1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 2 black-and-white photographic prints: (1) 3.25 x 5.5 in., (1) 3.5 x 5.5 in. "#41. Lower hold of hatch #2, S.S. Pennsylvanian, Voy 40, EB 732, partly filled with bags of wool at Portland, Oregon. Completely filled later" typed on the back of one of the prints. "3" stamped on the back of one of the prints. "#87" written on the back of both of the prints.

Scope and Content Note

Voyage 40, East Bound 732.
Box 11

Item No. 686.  Mood shot of Pennsylvanian (built 1913; freighter) seen tied up at a pier in San Francisco, California, view of the port bow, 1936-1944

Extent: 1 photograph (1 physical form).
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in.

Scope and Content Note

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is in the background and looks complete, which would date this photograph as November 1936 or later. There are sacks of cargo in the foreground on the pier.
Box 4, Box 8

File Unit 61.  Puerto Rican (built 1919; freighter), 1937-1943 March

Extent: 1 photograph (5 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 4 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel at dock.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1919 by G. M. Standifer Construction Corp., Vancouver, Washington, for the United States Shipping Board and named MONTAGUE. Oceanic & Oriental Navigation Co. purchased her in 1928 and named her GOLDEN TIDE. In 1937, American-Hawaiian Steamship Company purchased the vessel and renamed her PUERTO RICAN. On March 9, 1943, PUERTO RICAN, commanded by Captain Ralph Albert Oliver and straggling from convoy RA-53, was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-586 (commanded by Dietrich von der Esch), northeast of Iceland. (Source: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?30994)

Related Material

See Items 523 and 551 for two other photographs of PUERTO RICAN, alongside OHIOAN (built 1920; freighter).
Box 4, Box 8

Item No. 550.  Puerto Rican (built 1919; freighter) at dock, view off starboard bow, 1937-1943 March

Creator/Collector: Knobeloch, C.C.
Extent: 1 photograph (5 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 5 x 7 in.; 4 black-and-white photographic prints, 4.5 x 6.5 in. "C.C. KNOBELOCH -PHOTOGRAPHER- 20 N. Luzerne Ave., Baltimore, Md." stamped on the back of each print.

Scope and Content Note

Likely in Baltimore, Maryland. There is a barge on the starboard side of the vessel amidship, with "A.T. Co. 54" written on the side.
Box 4, Box 11

File Unit 62.  Tennessean (built 1919; freighter), 1937-1940

Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 1 black-and-white photographic print

Scope and Content Note

Contains a photograph of the vessel at dock.
Vessel History: This vessel was built in 1919 by Skinner & Eddy Corp. in Seattle, Washington, for the U.S. Shipping Board and named ELKRIDGE. In 1928, the Oceanic and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. purchased the vessel and renamed her GOLDEN STAR. In 1937, American-Hawaiian Steamship Company bought the vessel and renamed her TENNESSEAN. She was sold to Britain in 1940 and renamed EMPIRE PENGUIN by the Ministry of War Transport (MOWT). She was allocated in 1942 to the Dutch Government and renamed VAN DE VELDE. In 1947, she was sold to Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd and renamed RIJNLAND. In 1949, she was renamed RYNLAND. She was sold in 1957 to Compagnia Navigazione Maraventure, Panama and renamed VAPTISTIS. She was operated under the management of Lemos & Pateras Ltd. and scrapped in September 1959 at Lisbon, Portugal. (Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Empire_ships_%28P%29; http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii). Safety negative made in June 1989.
Box 4, Box 11

Item No. 558.  Tennessean (built 1919; freighter) at dock, view off port bow, 1937-1940

Creator/Collector: Commercial & Photo View Co.
Extent: 1 photograph (2 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 safety negative, 4 x 5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "No. 13162-5, Commercial & Photo View Co. 316 13th Street, Oakland, Calif." stamped on the back of the print. "EX GOLDEN STAR, EX ELKRIDGE. Built 1919 by Skinner & Eddy, Seattle, Washington. Sold to Runciman Ltd., London, England, January 1940" typed on the back of the print.
Box 1, Box 2, Box 4, Box 5, Box 7, Box 8, Box 10, Box 11, Nitrate Storage

File Unit 63.  Texan (built 1902; freighter), 1902-1942 March

Extent: 33 photographs (63 physical forms).
Physical Description: 11 nitrate negatives, 11 contact interpositives, 11 copy negatives, 30 black-and-white photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs of the vessel underway, at dock and views during and after the fire in the hold in Port Newark, New Jersey, in 1939.
Vessel History: The first American-Hawaiian vessel named TEXAN was built in 1902 by New York Shipbuilding Co. in Camden, New Jersey, for American-Hawaiian. She was delivered on October 29, 1902. In 1910, TEXAN, under command of Captain James B. Parse, was chartered by Barber & Company for an experimental trip to Argentina, to see if an American steamship service to the River Plate could be successful without a government subsidy. At this time, steamship trade with the River Plate was dominated by the British, with certain European lines participating. TEXAN was commanded by Captain Roger Stehelin in April 1914. On January 14, 1918, under the command of Captain G.B. Knight, TEXAN was run into by DENVER (cruiser: U.S. Navy). There was a lot of damage but TEXAN stayed afloat and managed to get back to New York on January 18.
From 1918-1919, the vessel was taken over by the U.S. Navy, and retained the same name. She was decommissioned in 1919 and returned to American-Hawaiian. On March 12, 1942, TEXAN (commanded by Captain Robert Hugh Murphy) was sunk by U-126 (commanded by Captain Ernst Bauer), 40 miles east of Nuevitas, Cuba. (Sources: SFMNHP, HDC 711 (SAFR 8144), "Notebook, vessel specifications, 1915" Box 1, folder 7; http://www.ssarkansan.com/home/american-hawaiian-in-wwii; Colcord, Lincoln. History of American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. Unpublished manuscript, circa 1940-1945, pages 163, 176, 227-228)
Box 5, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 001.  Texan (built 1902; freighter), starboard broadside view, 1902-1942 March

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 6.25 x 8.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in. "Original Texan" and "1181" written on the bottom of the nitrate negative.

Scope and Content Note

Unidentified shoreline in the background.
Box 5, Box 10, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 002.  Texan (built 1902; freighter) standing off a wharf at Portland, Oregon, view off port bow, 1923-early 1930s

Creator/Collector: Brown, H.M.
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 6.25 x 8.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 8 x 10 in. "H.M. Brown Photographer, 550=4th St. Portland, Ore. Phone Beacon 1734" stamped on the back of the print. Brown was a commercial photographer in Portland, Oregon, from 1923 to the early 1930s. "Original Texan at Portland" written on the bottom of the nitrate negative.
Box 1, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 071.  Texan (built 1902; freighter) at dock, view off starboard bow, 1902-1942 March

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.5 x 6 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 6 in.; 1 copy negative, 4 x 6.25 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 5.5 in. "2" written on the back of the print.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 135.  Close up view of the deck and top side of the hull of Texan (built 1902; freighter), showing heavy weather damage sustained on voyage 22 east bound en route to New York, circa 1920s-1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.5 x 4.75 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.5 x 4.75 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.5 in. "12" printed on the side of the negative. "Rails fwd #1 hatch SS Texan, Heavy weather damage, Voyage 22 EB" written on the back of the print. "C54" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are five men working in the background.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 140.  Texan (built 1902; freighter) at dock, view off port bow, 1902-1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3 x 5.25 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.25 x 5.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.25 x 5.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

There is a California Salt Co. ferry in the background.
Box 2, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 141.  Texan (built 1902; freighter) at dock, view off starboard bow, 1902-1942 March

Extent: 1 photograph (3 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.5 x 6 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.75 x 6.25 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.75 x 6 in.
Box 2, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 142.  Texan (built 1902; freighter) underway in the Straits of Magellan, view off starboard quarter, 1902-1942 March

Creator/Collector: Elliott Taylor Advertising
Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 5 x 7 in.; 1 copy negative, 5 x 7 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4.5 x 6.75 in. "Original Texan in Sts. of Magellan (Taken from Alaskan)" written on the bottom of the nitrate negative. There are printer's marks and "ELLIOTT TAYLOR ADVERTISING, 447 SUTTER ST., SAN FRANCISCO" stamped on the back of the print.
Box 5, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 235.  Aerial view of Texan (built 1902; freighter) docking in San Francisco, California, near Pier 26, as seen from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, stern view, 1935 August 11 or 1937 August 11

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 8 x 10 in.; 1 copy negative, 8 x 10 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 4 x 5 in. "4" on the lower left hand corner of the print. There are pink printer's marks on the front of the print.

Scope and Content Note

"TEXAN" is visible on the stern, though slightly out of focus. There appears to be lumber cargo on deck. Items 235, 562-566, and 576 were all taken in the same location on the same day.
Box 4, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 246.  View of damage on the deck of Texan (built 1902; freighter), sustained during heavy weather on voyage 22 east bound en route to New York, circa 1920s-1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.5 in. "10" printed on the side of the negative. "Texan Heavy weather damage - Boom Rest fwd #1 spare anchor shifted. Pipe covering broken, rails broken, fwd turnbuckles, fwd rigging bent, turnbuckle forestay bent, awning and frame carried overboard. "Voyage 22 EB" written on the back of the print. "C11" or "O11" stamped on the back of the print.
Box 4, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 247.  View of damage on the forward end of the deckload on Texan (built 1902; freighter), sustained during heavy weather on voyage 22 east bound en route to New York, circa 1920s-1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.5 in. "Appearance of fwd end Texan deckload on arrival at New York (heavy weather damage). Voyage 22 EB" written on the back of the print. "C54" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There are several men standing on loose piles of lumber.
Box 4, Box 7, Nitrate Storage

Item No. 248.  View of damage to the boom rest on Texan (built 1902; freighter), sustained during heavy weather on voyage 22 east bound en route to New York, circa 1920s-1930s

Extent: 1 photograph (4 physical forms).
Physical Description: 1 nitrate negative, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 contact interpositive, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 copy negative, 3.25 x 4.5 in.; 1 black-and-white photographic print, 3.5 x 4.5 in. "11" printed on the side of the negative. "Texan V 22 EB. Heavy weather damage to boom rest" written on the back of the print. "C54" stamped on the back of the print.

Scope and Content Note

There is a man in the background.
Box 8

Item No. 562.  Aerial view of Texan (built 1902; freighter) docking in San Francisco, California, near Pier 26, stern view, as seen from the San Francisc