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A guide to the George G. Sharp (Firm) cargo ship design booklet, 1965
HDC1672 (SAFR 23835)  
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Description
The George G. Sharp (Firm) cargo ship design booklet, 1965 (SAFR 23835, HDC 1672) is a bound volume of specifications and plans titled, "Preliminary design booklet cargo ship for Trans-Pacific Service, States Steamship Company." The collection has been processed to the item unit level.
Background
In 1920, George Gillies Sharp, former Chief Surveyor of the American Bureau of Shipping, entered the private sector by opening a naval architectural firm in New York City. The George G. Sharp Company pioneered the modernization of ship fire control, and was commissioned by the Department of Commerce to design "standard types" of merchant ships, including the C4's. During WWII, the George G. Sharp Co. was heavily involved in the emergency shipbuilding program. The firm was officially incorporated in 1951.
Extent
1 item.
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Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.