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Finding Aid to the Mare Island Naval Shipyard Photographs, 1890-1899
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  • Summary
  • Indexing Terms
  • Information for Researchers

  • Summary

    Title: Mare Island Naval Shipyard photographs,
    Date: 1890-1899
    Collection No: P05-012
    Creator: San Francisco Maritime Museum

    Extent: 33 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.)
    Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, California 94123
    Abstract: The collection consists of 33 photographs of mostly United States Navy vessels at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California.
    Physical Location: Historic Documents Department
    Language: In English.

    Indexing Terms

    The following are indexing terms related to the description of this collection.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard

    Photographic prints


    Information for Researchers

    Access Information

    This collection is open for research.

    Access Information

    Condition Restrictions

    There are no restrictions based on the condition of this material. However, you should be aware that access to collection material is always at the discretion of NPS curatorial staff if the condition warrants restricting the access and handling of the collection items at any time.

    Conditions of Use

    The San Francisco Maritime NHP possesses physical property rights through ownership of the materials. However, copyright may reside with the individual or corporate body responsible for the creation of the materials, or with their heirs. It is the user's responsibility to respect the provisions of the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission to reproduce or publish from this collection must be secured by the user from the copyright holders.
    Preferred Citation
    [Item title or description including date]. Mare Island Naval Shipyard photographs, P05-012. [Location within collection organization identified by container number, series number, file unit number, or item number]. Historic Documents Department, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Processing/Project Information

    Processing and Cataloging
    Processed by Charles Miller and completed 3/28/2005.
    ANCS+ Catalog No. SAFR 20661.

    The collection is cataloged in the National Park Service (NPS) Automated National Catalog System (ANCS+). A portion of the ANCS+ catalog record can be viewed on the NPS Museum Collections on the Web Catalog by searching on the catalog number 20661 at http://www.museum.nps.gov/safr/page.htm. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.

    Administrative Information


    Historical Note

    Mare Island Naval Shipyard , near Vallejo, CA, was the first United States naval installation on the west coast. On January 4, 1853, the United States purchased the island for the U.S. Navy. Over 500 naval ships were built at Mare Island Naval Shipyard during its 142-year history. In the spring of 1996, the shipyard officially closed.

    Custodial History

    The materials were collected by the San Francisco Maritime Museum and accessioned into the National Park Service when the museum was made a unit of Golden Gate National Recreation Area and then were transferred to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park after the establishment of the new park in 1989.


    Accession number SAFR-00001.

    Administrative Information

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of 33 photographs of mostly United States Navy vessels at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California.
    There are (15) photographic prints and (18) copy negatives with many identified with "NH" numbers. The non-Navy vessels are the paddlewheel PAWTUCKET, the steamer VALLEJO, and GENERAL FRISBIE.


    The collection is arranged first by the NH number followed by unnumbered images.

    1. NH 71701, Mare Island, print and negative

    2. NH 71719, USS RANGER, SOLACE, SCANDIA, print and negative

    3. NH 71725, steamer VALLEJO, print and negative

    4. NH 71730, USS RANGER, print and negative

    5. NH 71731, USS HARTFORD (sloop of war), print and negative

    6. NH 71733, USS YORKTOWN, print and negative

    7. NH 71743, USS RANGER, print and negative

    8. NH 71746, paddlewheel PAWTUCKET, print and negative

    9. NH 71747, steamer GENERAL FRISBIE, print only

    10. NH 71755, USS IROQUOIS (sloop of war), print and negative

    11. NH 71756, USS HARTFORD, print and negative

    12. NH 71761, USS HARTFORD, cropped, print and negative

    13. NH 71762, USS HARTFORD, print and negative

    14. NH 71763, USS ALERT (iron gunboat), Mare Island, April 4, 1897, print and negative

    15. Unnumbered, dock scene, Mare Island, print and negative

    16. Unnumbered, USS MONADNOCK (monitor), negative only

    17. Unnumbered, USS MONADNOCK, April 21, 1898, negative only

    18. Unnumbered, unknown vessel, negative only

    19. Unnumbered, unknown 3m vessel, negative only