A guide to the U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation photograph album, 1917-1919

Processed by: L. Bianchi, August 2016.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
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2016

A Guide to the U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation photograph album

P83-028a

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, National Park Service
2016, National Park Service

Title: U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation photograph album
Date: 1917-1919
Identifier/Call Number: P83-028a (SAFR 24841)
Creator: United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation
Physical Description: 13 items.
Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
Abstract: The U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation photograph album, 1917-1919, (SAFR 24841, P83-028a) is comprised of a photograph album titled "Wooden Shipyards, Eleventh District" containing photographs of hulls under construction for the U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation at Oregon shipyards. The collection has been processed to the Collection level with some Items listed and is open for use.
Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
Language(s): In English.

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Preferred Citation

[Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], P83-028a (SAFR 24841), U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation photograph album, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Acquisition Information

SAFR-00001
GOGA-00789
Purchased from Urban Books, Berkeley, California, July 18, 1961. Previously cataloged in the Park's library collection (VM24 O7 V5).
SAFR-00001 is a blanket accession that was transferred from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in September 1988. GGNRA had previously acquired the collection from the San Francisco Maritime Museum when it became a unit of the National Park Service in 1977.
GOGA-00789 was transferred from the J. Porter Shaw Library to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) in February 1985.

Historical or Biographical Note

This collection does not include a historical or biographical note.

Collection Scope and Content

The U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation photograph album, 1917-1919, (SAFR 24841, P83-028a) is comprised of a photograph album titled "Wooden Shipyards, Eleventh District" containing photographs of hulls under construction for the U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation at Oregon shipyards. The collection has been processed to the Collection level with some Items listed and is open for use.
Contains 1 photograph album titled "Wooden Shipyards, Eleventh District" with 36 black-and-white photographic prints, 8 x 10 in., and 3 loose black-and-white photographic prints, 8 x 10 in., found inside the album of U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation merchant vessel hull construction at Oregon shipyards located in Portland, Columbia City, St. Helens, Astoria, and Tillamook, 1917-1919. 9 black-and-white copy negatives were made by staff and assigned item numbers according to a classification scheme developed by the San Francisco Maritime Museum.

Album item list:

  • Page 1. Coast Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7051.
  • Page 2. Hull numbers 59, 60, 61, and 62 under construction, bow view, at Coast Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, April 1, 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. A698.
  • Page 3. Outfitting dock at Pacific Marine Iron Works shipyard, Portland, Oregon, circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7056.
  • Page 4. Pacific Marine Iron Works shipyard, Portland, Oregon, circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7055.
  • Page 5. Supple-Ballin Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Portland, Oregon, circa 1918. Southern Pacific Oregon-Washington Railway & Navigation freight depot is in the foreground. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7052.
  • Page 6. Supple-Ballin Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Portland, Oregon, circa 1918. Broadside view of three hulls docked, one of which is dazzle painted. Additional hulls are under construction in the background. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7053.
  • Page 7. Hull numbers 226 and 227 docked at Supple-Ballin Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Portland, Oregon, April 2, 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. A671. A negative made from this image was assigned Classified Photograph Collection number F17.41002.
  • Page 8. Peninsula Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7048.
  • Page 9. Hull numbers 1096, 1097, and 1098 under construction at Peninsula Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, August 8, 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 5246.
  • Page 10. Grant Smith-Porter Ship Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, July 9, 1917. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7042.
  • Page 11. Grant Smith-Porter Ship Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, July 9, 1917. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7043.
  • Page 12. Hulls under construction at Grant Smith-Porter Ship Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, April 2, 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. A1071.
  • Page 13. Hulls under construction at Grant Smith-Porter Ship Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7044.
  • Page 14. Hulls under construction at Grant Smith-Porter-Guthrie Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, November 1, 1917. U.S.S.B. negative no. A1074. A negative made from this image was assigned Classified Photograph Collection number F19.41025.
  • Page 15. Hulls under construction at Grant Smith-Porter Ship Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, April 2, 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. A1073.
  • Page 16. Hulls under construction at Grant Smith-Porter Ship Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. C201.
  • Page 17. Ships outfitting at Grant Smith-Porter Ship Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, June 4, 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. A367. A negative made from this image was assigned Classified Photograph Collection number F17.41026.
  • Page 18. Ships outfitting at Grant Smith-Porter Ship Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, April 2, 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. A1069. A negative made from this image was assigned Classified Photograph Collection number F17.41004.
  • Page 19. Hulls under construction at G.M. Standifer Construction Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon [marked as Vancouver, Washington on the print], circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7058.
  • Page 20. Hulls (BENZONIA, MOOSABEE, KANGI, and others) under construction at G.M. Standifer Construction Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon [marked as Vancouver, Washington on the print], circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7059.
  • Page 21. Hulls (BELDING and three others) under construction at G.M. Standifer Construction Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7057.
  • Page 22. Hulls of MONTEZUMA, UMATILLA, ARVONIA, and BELDING under construction, bow view, at G.M. Standifer Construction Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, 1918. The vessels were launched on July 13, 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. A865.
  • Page 23. Hulls under construction at Sommarstrom Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Columbia City, Oregon, circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7049.
  • Page 24. Hulls under construction at Sommarstrom Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Columbia City, Oregon, August 30, 1918. Guard tower is in view. U.S.S.B. negative no. 5458. A negative made from this image was assigned Classified Photograph Collection number F19.41028.
  • Page 25. Hulls under construction and outfitting at Sommarstrom Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Columbia City, Oregon, circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7050.
  • Page 26. Hulls under construction at St. Helens Shipbuilding Company shipyard, St. Helens, Oregon, circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7061.
  • Page 27. Hull numbers 2138, 482, and 2137 under construction at St. Helens Shipbuilding Company shipyard, St. Helens, Oregon, October 29, 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 5950.
  • Page 28. Hulls under construction at George F. Rodgers & Company shipyard, Astoria, Oregon, August 28, 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 5309.
  • Page 29. Hulls under construction at Wilson Brothers Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Astoria, Oregon, circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7047.
  • Page 30. Hulls under construction at Wilson Brothers Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Astoria, Oregon, August 28, 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 5286.
  • Page 31. Hulls under construction at McEachren Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Astoria, Oregon, circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7046.
  • Page 32. McEachren Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Astoria, Oregon, circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7045.
  • Page 33. Hulls under construction at McEachren Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Astoria, Oregon, January 30, 1919. U.S.S.B. negative no. 6569. A negative made from this image was assigned Classified Photograph Collection number F07.41029.
  • Page 34. Hulls outfitting at Astoria Marine Iron Works, Astoria, Oregon, circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7060.
  • Page 35. Hulls outfitting at Astoria Marine Iron Works, Astoria, Oregon, circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 5221.
  • Page 36. Hull under construction at Feeney & Bremer Company shipyard, Tillamook, Oregon, circa 1918. U.S.S.B. negative no. 7054.

Loose prints found inside the album:

  • WABANAQUOT, AKANAQUINT, KUDAPASAN, and other U.S. Shipping Board incomplete hulls at the mooring grounds, Portland, Oregon, July 28, 1919. A negative made from this image was assigned Classified Photograph Collection number F06.41003.
  • U.S. Shipping Board hulls at the mooring grounds in the Columbia slough near Portland, Oregon, July 28, 1919. A negative made from this image was assigned Classified Photograph Collection number F6.41012.
  • U.S. Shipping Board hulls at the mooring grounds, Portland, Oregon, July 28, 1919. A negative made from this image was assigned Classified Photograph Collection number F06.41030.

Collection Arrangement

No arrangement due to the small size of the collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Merchant ships
Shipbuilding
Shipyards
United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation
Oregon
Photograph albums
Black-and-white prints (photographs)
Black-and-white negatives

Collection Contents

Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. F06.41003.  Wabanaquot, Akanaquint, Kudapasan, and other U.S. Shipping Board incomplete hulls at the mooring grounds, Portland, Oregon, 1919 July 28

Creator/Collector: United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white negative, safety film, 5 x 7 in., n (5 x 7 in.)

Scope and Content Note

View off their starboard bows.
Copy negative was made from a photographic print found loose inside the U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation photograph album "Wooden Shipyards, Eleventh District" (P83-028a).
Caption: For U.S. Shipping Board, E.F.C. Portland, Ore., July 28, 1919. Mooring Grounds.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. F06.41012.  U.S. Shipping Board hulls at the mooring grounds in the Columbia slough near Portland, Oregon, 1919 July 28

Creator/Collector: United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white negative, safety film, 5 x 7 in., n (5 x 7 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Hough hull ALLEBEN is on the far left, unfinished. All others pictured are Ferris hulls.
"See master information file."
Copy negative was made from a photographic print found loose inside the U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation photograph album "Wooden Shipyards, Eleventh District" (P83-028a).
Caption: For U.S. Shipping Board, E.F.C. Portland, Ore., July 28, 1919. Mooring Grounds.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. F06.41030.  U.S. Shipping Board hulls at the mooring grounds, Portland, Oregon, 1919 July 28

Creator/Collector: United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white negative, safety film, 5 x 6.5 in., n (5 x 6-1/2 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Hough hull second from right (ALLEBEN?). All others are Ferris hulls.
Copy negative was made from a photographic print found loose inside the U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation photograph album "Wooden Shipyards, Eleventh District" (P83-028a).
Caption: For U.S. Shipping Board, E.F.C. Portland, Ore., July 28, 1919. Mooring Grounds.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. F07.41029.  Hulls under construction at McEachren Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Astoria, Oregon, 1919 January 30

Creator/Collector: United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white negative, safety film, 5 x 7 in., n (5 x 7 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Left to right: Ferris hulls CALPUNIA and CALYDON; Hough hulls ALLEBEN and ARETURUS; Ferris hull CABRIA; and Hough hulls FLAVEL and MAHANNA.
"See master information file." Copy negative was made from a photographic print on page 33 of the U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation photograph album "Wooden Shipyards, Eleventh District" (P83-028a).
Caption: For U.S. Shipping Board, E.F.C. McEachern Ship Company Astoria, Ore. Astoria, Ore., Jan. 30, 1919. Yard.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. F17.41002.  Hough type hull numbers 226 and 227 docked at Supple Ballin Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Portland, Oregon, 1918 April 2

Creator/Collector: United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white negative, safety film, 5 x 7 in., n (5 x 7 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Copy negative was made from a photographic print on page 7 of the U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation photograph album "Wooden Shipyards, Eleventh District" (P83-028a).
Caption: For U.S. Shipping Board, E.F.C. Supple Ballin Shipbld. Corp. Portland, Ore. April 2, 1918. Hull No. 226-227 view.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. F17.41004.  Hough type hulls outfitting at Grant Smith-Porter Ship Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, 1918 April 2

Creator/Collector: United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white negative, safety film, 5 x 7 in., n (5 x 7 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Foreground, left to right: KASOTA, BLANDON, and BOILSTON. Background, left to right: WASCO and BILOXI.
"See master information file." Copy negative was made from a photographic print on page 18 of the U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation photograph album "Wooden Shipyards, Eleventh District" (P83-028a).
Caption: For U.S. Shipping Board, E.F.C. Grant Smith-Porter Ship Co. Portland, Ore., April 2, 1918. Hull No. [blank] view.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. F17.41026.  Hough vessels outfitting at Grant Smith-Porter Ship Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, 1918 June 4

Creator/Collector: United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white negative, safety film, 5 x 7 in., n (5 x 7 in.)

Scope and Content Note

View as seen from aloft the mast of one of the vessels. "See master information file." Copy negative was made from a photographic print on page 17 of the U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation photograph album "Wooden Shipyards, Eleventh District" (P83-028a).
Caption: For U.S. Shipping Board, E.F.C. Grant Smith-Porter Ship Co. Portland, Ore., June 4, 1918. Panorama of ships outfitting.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. F19.41025.  Hough hulls under construction at Grant Smith-Porter-Guthrie Company shipyard, Portland, Oregon, 1917 November 1

Creator/Collector: United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white negative, safety film, 5 x 7 in., n (5 x 7 in.)

Scope and Content Note

"See master information file." Copy negative was made from a photographic print on page 14 of the U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation photograph album "Wooden Shipyards, Eleventh District" (P83-028a).
Caption: For U.S. Shipping Board, E.F.C. Grant Smith-Porter-Guthrie Co. Portland, Ore., Nov. 1, 1917.
Stored in Classified Collection.

Item No. F19.41028.  Hulls under construction on the ways at Sommarstrom Shipbuilding Company shipyard, Columbia City, Oregon, 1918 August 30

Creator/Collector: United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation
Extent: 1 photograph.
Physical Description: 1 black-and-white negative, safety film, 5 x 7 in., n (5 x 7 in.)

Scope and Content Note

Four Ferris hulls: DARDANIA, DATIS, DAULIS, and DELOS.
"See master information file." Copy negative was made from a photographic print on page 24 of the U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation photograph album "Wooden Shipyards, Eleventh District" (P83-028a).
Caption: For U.S. Shipping Board, E.F.C. Sommarstrom Shipbuilding Co., Columbia City, Ore. Columbia City, Ore., Aug. 30, 1918. Guard Tower.