The Pacific Coast Shipbuilding Company records (SAFR 15794, HDC 127) is comprised of correspondence, legal records, notebooks,
printed material, shipbuilding costs and specifications, pamphlets, notebooks, documents from the American Society of Naval
Architects and marine Engineers, and oversize ship plans spanning the years 1900-1922. Much of the material is technical in
nature, and involves shipbuilding projects for the Pacific Coast Shipbuilding Company or information on shipbuilding at other
shipyards.A more detailed finding aid is available through the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Research Center.
This collection has been processed to the item level and is open for use without restrictions.
The Pacific Coast Shipbuilding Company was formed in late 1917 or early 1918 to take advantage of the World War I shipbuilding
boom. It was located on the shore of Suisun Bay at a location known as Bay Point (later called Port Chicago). The company's
senior officers were R.N. Burgess and San Francisco Bay Area shipbuilders Henry Tiffany Scott and John Thomas Scott. The steamer
DIABLO was the first ship to be launched from the shipyard. The Emergency Fleet Corporation of the United States Shipping
Board provided most of the yards early work having contracted ten steamers. Business tapered off after the war and the company
kept its central offices in San Francisco until 1931.