The Liberty Manufacturer, a cargo ship

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Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library Collection 44

8 x 10 photographic print, a copy, of the Liberty Manufacturer, grounded near Pt. Fermin at San Pedro Bay, California, 1972.

8 x 10 photographic print, a copy, of the Liberty Manufacturer, grounded near Pt. Fermin at San Pedro Bay, California, 1972.

The following is excerpted from the finding aid for the collection.

Title: Sven Olsen Collection of the SS LIBERTY MANUFACTURER

Dates: October – December 1972

Creator: Sven Olsen

Extent: 1 cu. ft.

Physical characteristics:
Photographic prints, news clippings

Abstract:
The collection contains newspaper articles, snapshot images in color taken by the creator of the collection, and his diary account of the incident and events following it. Formats include newspaper clippings, photographs, and CD scans of selected newspaper articles.

Scope note: Specifications were not found in ships registers for this vessel, although the name and port of registry are shown painted on the hull at the time of this incident.

Biographical notes:
The LIBERTY MANUFACTURER was an 8000-ton cargo ship, carrying wood pulp and paper board en-route from Louisiana to Japan in early fall of 1972. The ship had begun to make its way into the Main Channel at Los Angeles Harbor when it ran aground just outside the channel. The cause of the mishap is suggested by the creator of these records. After a few days the ship was towed into San Pedro for repairs and later released back to duty.

Administrative Information:
Repository: Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Access, Use: Prior arrangement with Librarian, Curator, or Museum Director
Preferred Citation for Reference Requests: Sven Olsen Collection
Copyright Notice: Copyright restrictions may apply. See the copyright notice here.

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