The Moore Dry Dock Company Ships Plans collection (HDC 1065) consists of naval architecture and marine engineering drawings
from the Moore Dry Dock Company of Oakland, CA. It contains 21,700 drawings dating from 1882 to 1962. The company was first
established in 1905 as the Moore & Scott Iron Works and then transitioned to the Moore Shipbuilding Company in 1917 with the
United States' entry into World War One. It finally became Moore Dry Dock Company in 1923.
Agency HistoryThe Moore Dry Dock Company was established as the Moore & Scott Iron Works in 1905; changed to the Moore Shipbuilding Company
at the start of World War One in 1917, and became Moore Dry Dock Company in 1923. With a long history of steel shipbuilding,
the Moore Dry Dock Company, along with the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, was one of two major Bay Area shipyards that
had participated in the 1917 wartime shipbuilding program, survived the Great Depression and could provide the experience
for supplying the United States government's maritime demands during World War II. The company ceased operations in 1961 and
was sold to Flug and Strassler, which was subsequently sold to Schnitzer Steel.