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A guide to the United States Navy drawings and specifications for fittings, circa 1945
HDC1305 (SAFR 21364)  
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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
  • Related Materials

  • Title: United States Navy drawings and specifications for fittings
    Date: circa 1945
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1305 (SAFR 21364)
    Creator: Unknown
    Physical Description: 124 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The United States Navy drawings and specifications for fittings collection, circa 1945, (SAFR 21364, HDC1305) consists of 124 diazo diagrams of, and specifications for, various ship and boat fittings. Fittings detailed include door handles, fair leads, bitt and chock, iron hand wheels, locks, hinges, standard keyways, boat davit sockets, ventilator hoods and lifting pads for guns. The drawings are fastened together with three brass ties. The collection is open for use.
    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], HDC1305 (SAFR 21364), United States Navy drawings and specifications for fittings, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    These plans are part of a bulk accession from Golden Gate National Recreational Area when the San Francisco Maritime Museum became a National Historical Park in 1988. The plans are from the Old Plans Classified System, Code US-51.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    This collection includes detailed drawings of fittings from numerous ships. Included here is some basic information for a few of these ships.
    The U.S.S. MISSOURI, an Iowa-class battleship, was laid down at the New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn in 1941. The ship was launched and commissioned in1944.
    The keel of the U.S.S. ILLINOIS was laid at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in January 1945. It was scheduled to be an Iowa-class battleship but was canceled and scrapped in August 1945.
    The U.S.S. ARKANSAS was a Wyoming-class battleship. Its keel was laid down in 1910 in Camden, New Jersey by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation. The ship was commissioned in the Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1912 and saw duty in both World War I and World War II.
    The S.S. MONGOLIA was built by New York Shipbuilding in Camden, New Jersey in 1902. The ship was ordered by E.H. Harriman's Pacific Mail Steamship Company for its San Francisco-Far East route. The vessel was commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1919 and served in both world wars as the U.S.S. MONGOLIA.
    The U.S.S. KANSAS was a Connecticut-class battleship. Its keel was laid down in Camden, New Jersey by the New York Shipbuilding Company in 1905, it was launched in 1905, commissioned in 1907 and decommissioned in 1921.

    Collection Scope and Content

    The United States Navy drawings and specifications for fittings collection, circa 1945, (SAFR 21364, HDC1305) consists of 124 diazo diagrams of, and specifications for, various ship and boat fittings. Fittings detailed include door handles, fair leads, bitt and chock, iron hand wheels, locks, hinges, standard keyways, boat davit sockets, ventilator hoods and lifting pads for guns. The drawings are fastened together with three brass ties. The collection is open for use.
    Some detailed diagrams are of fittings for a variety of specific ships and boats. These include the U.S.S. MISSOURI, U.S.S. ILLINOIS, U.S.S. ARKANSAS, S.S. MONGOLIA, S.S. KERSHAW & S.S. NANTUCKET, S.S. MASSACHUSETTS, the battleship KANSAS and U.S.T.D.B. STRINGHAM.
    Some diazotypes show standard fittings used on United States Navy ships, U.S. dredgers, New York Shipbuilding Corporation vessels, New York fire tugs, or for ships made by the H. & H. Company, the M.S. Company (Merrit-Chapman & Scott Corp.) and the N. & L. Company.

    Collection Arrangement

    Original order

    Related Materials

    S.F. Museum of Science and Industry photo collection, 1890-1945, SAFR 354, P83-088, 2 photos of Japanese surrender.
    Martha Hoffman ship and train postcard album, undated. SAFR 20704, P05-016. Includes over 30 postcards of U.S. naval vessels.

    Plan of passenger accommodations for the SS Mongolia, undated, SAFR 15690.

    • Print of SS Mongolia, 1907, SAFR 16321
    • Chester P. Locklin photographs, U.S.S. NANTUCKET photographs, circa 1940, SAFR 19471, P78-428
    • This material is located at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Shipbuilding--military aspects--United States
    World War, 1939-1945--Naval Operations--American
    Arkansas (Battleship)
    Illinois (Battleship)
    Mongolia (Steamship)
    Missouri (Battleship : BB 63)
    Nantucket (Steamship)
    New York Shipbuilding Corporation
    United States. Navy.
    Diazotypes
    Architectural drawings
    Naval architects