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A guide to the Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m) records, 1885-1944
HDC0547 (SAFR 18875)  
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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

  • Title: Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m) records
    Date: 1885-1944
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0547 (SAFR 18875)
    Creator: Unknown
    Physical Description: 17 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m) records (SAFR 18875, HDC 547) consists of reprographic copies of BALCLUTHA construction ledgers and supporting information of Connell Shipyard, Scotland. The collection is available for research use without restriction.
    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], HDC0547 (SAFR 18875), Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m) records, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00047
    Received by donation.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    BALCLUTHA was a steel-hulled ship built by Charles Connell and Company in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1886. She served in the Europe-San Francisco grain trade and Pacific Coast lumber trade. In 1904, BALCLUTHA was sold to the Alaska Packers Association for use as a salmon packet. She was renamed STAR OF ALASKA in 1906. In 1933, she was sold to Frank Kissinger who renamed her PACIFIC QUEEN and exhibited her as a pirate ship. In 1954, she was purchased by the San Francisco Maritime Museum, and was restored to her former appearance and name. Today, BALCLUTHA is preserved as a museum ship at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Collection Scope and Content

    Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m) records (SAFR 18875, HDC 547) consists of reprographic copies of BALCLUTHA construction ledgers and supporting information of Connell Shipyard, Scotland. The collection is available for research use without restriction.

    Collection Arrangement

    Arranged in three folders

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Shipbuilding
    Connell, Charles
    Balclutha (built 1886; ship, 3m)
    Reprographic copies