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A guide to the Charles Gerard Rogers Merchant Marine Seaman's documents, 1944-1946
HDC1743 (SAFR 24678)  
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  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Charles Gerard Rogers Merchant Marine Seaman's documents
    Date: 1944-1976
    Date (bulk): 1944-1946
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC1743 (SAFR 24678)
    Creator: Rogers, Charles Gerard
    Physical Description: 40 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Charles Gerard Rogers Merchant Marine Seaman's documents (HDC 1743. SAFR 24678) consist primarily of official records from his occupation as a fireman, watertender and lifeboatman including the U.S. Maritime Service, the U.S. Coast Guard. The types of documents include crew passes, identification documents, union cards, registrations, certificates, medical records and an Ancient Order of the Deep card dated January 17, 1945. The collection is available 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

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    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], HDC1743 (SAFR 24678), Charles Gerard Rogers Merchant Marine Seaman's documents, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-02337
    A private individual donated these items to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Charles Gerard Rogers was born in Corning, California on April 15, 1926. His U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's document lists his occupations as Fireman, Watertender and Lifeboatman. In 1944, Rogers worked as a Fireman in the United States Maritime Service and on the U.S. Army Transport W.W. ATTERBURY. In 1945, he served on the S.S. CAPE MAY of the United States Lines and with Grace Lines. He also served on several Victory Ships: PLYMOUTH VICTORY, LOMA VICTORY and ADELPHI VICTORY in 1946. He was a member of the National Maritime Union. He died on January 5, 1982.

    Collection Scope and Content

    Charles Gerard Rogers Merchant Marine Seaman's documents (HDC 1743. SAFR 24678) consist primarily of official records from his occupation as a fireman, watertender and lifeboatman including the U.S. Maritime Service, the U.S. Coast Guard. The types of documents include crew passes, identification documents, union cards, registrations, certificates, medical records and an Ancient Order of the Deep card dated January 17, 1945. The collection is available for use.

    Collection Arrangement

    Two bulky items are in folder 1; 38 items are arranged chronologically in folder 2

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Merchant marine--United States--History--20th century
    Victory ships
    Rogers, Charles Gerard
    United States Lines Company
    United States Maritime Service
    Certificates
    Discharges
    Portrait photographs
    Rites of passage