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A guide to the Pacific Coast Shipbuilding Company records, 1900-1922
HDC0127 (SAFR 15794)  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
1351 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.