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A guide to the AP-2 and AP-3 Cargo and Victory ship plans, 1944
HDC1306 (SAFR 21365)  
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Description
The AP-2 and AP-3 Cargo and Victory ship plans collection (SAFR 21365, HDC1306) consists of 27 notebook pages of plans, engineering specifications and outfitting drawings for AP2 and AP3 cargo ships, or Victory ships from 1944. A note in the collection indicates that the notebook belonged to John Alexander Duncan, Assistant Superintendent of Outfitting, and that these ships were built at Kaiser Shipyard #2 in Richmond, California. The pages are offset printing and handwritten and include profiles of the ships, drawings of decks, engine rooms and machinery arrangement, tables and general specifications. The collection is open for use.
Background
According to the note in the collection file, John Alexander Duncan was a marine engineer from Scotland, who was the Assistant Superintendent of Outfitting at Kaiser Shipyard #2 in Richmond, California. He may have worked specifically at the Permanente Metals Corporation. The note mentions "dock 42 43, 44-45," which may refer to the years Duncan was there. He was also a machinist with Chevrolet/Fisher Body in Oakland, California.
Extent
27 items.
Restrictions
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.