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A guide to the Flying Cloud (built 1939; freighter) correspondence, 1940
HDC1285 (SAFR 23830)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Flying Cloud (built 1939; freighter) correspondence
    Date: 1940
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1285 (SAFR 23830)
    Creator: Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (Kearny, New Jersey)
    Physical Description: 1 item.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Flying Cloud (built 1939; freighter) correspondence, 1940 (SAFR 23830, HDC 1285) consists of 1 letter about the operation of the vessel. The collection has been processed to the item unit level and is open for use without restrictions.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

    Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

    Processing Note

    The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
    Please cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC1285 (SAFR 23830), Flying Cloud (built 1939; freighter) correspondence, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-02211
    Field collection

    Historical or Biographical Note

    The Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, a subsidiary of U.S. Steel was located in Kearny, New Jersey and played a key role in supplying ships for World War I and World War II. The shipyard was active from 1917 to 1949. Source: http://destroyerhistory.org/destroyers/federal/ (last accessed 07/22/2013). Flying Cloud was owned by the U.S. Maritime Commission.

    Collection Scope and Content

    Flying Cloud (built 1939; freighter) correspondence, 1940 (SAFR 23830, HDC 1285) consists of 1 letter about the operation of the vessel. The collection has been processed to the item unit level and is open for use without restrictions.
    The letter, dated January 1, 1940, is a report from the guarantee engineer aboard S.S. Flying Cloud to W.W. Smith, chief engineer, Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company about the mechanical operation of the vessel from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires and back to New York during November and December of 1939. 3pp.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection has a single item.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Freighters
    Marine engines
    Flying Cloud (built 1939; freighter)
    Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
    Correspondence
    Ships--Maintenance and repair