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New in the Library, March 2014.

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New books, March 2014.

Announcing new books in the Library, March 2014.

 
 
 
Nearly two centuries of history and biography are the subjects of new books in the Library. More details about these books can be seen in our online catalog at LibraryThing.com or on our Blog, Adventures of Maritime History.

1. Alaska and the U.S. Cutter Revenue Service 1867-1915. / Truman R. Strobridge and Dennis L. Noble.

2. Faces of War: The Untold Stories of Edward Steichen’s World War II Photographers. / Mark D. Faram.

3. Our America : A Hispanic History of the United States. / Felipe Fernandez-Armesto.

4. The Way of the Ship: America’s Maritime History Reenvisioned 1600-1800. / Alex Roland, W. Jeffrey Bolster, Alexander Keyssar.

5. Shipwright 2013. The International Annual of Maritime History and Ship Model Making. / Edited by John Bowen and Jean Hood.

6. U.S. Navy Uniforms and Insignia, 1943-1946. / Jeff Warner.

7. Challenging the Deep. / Hans Hass.

8. Aboard the Fabre Line to Providence: Immigration to Rhode Island. / William J. Jennings & Patrick T. Conley.

9. The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom and Deception in the New World. / Greg Grandin.

10. I Cover the Waterfront. / Max Miller.

11. The Panama Route, 1848-1869. / John Haskell Kemble.

12. A Voyage to California, the Sandwich Islands and Around the World in the Years 1826-1829. / Auguste Duhaut-Cilly.

African-American Maritime History

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Highlights from African-American Maritime History with a broad range of books on American History, these are portraits of African American heroes of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Highlights from African-American Maritime History with a broad range of books on American History, these are portraits of African American heroes of the 19th and 20th centuries.

 
 
 
 

From left to right in the image: Robert Smalls (1839-1915), Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), Marcus Garvey (1887-1940), and Matthew Henson (1866-1955) are just four of many, many heroes in history from just before the Civil War into the early twentieth Century. for more information on book titles that cover this period, see the Library’s online catalog for books in our collections .

Charles L. Sauerbier, USNR

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Press release image, dated 1963.

Press release image, dated 1963.

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

Title: Charles L. Sauerbier Collection

Dates: 1956-1965

Creator: Charles L. Sauerbier

Extent: less than 1 cu. ft.

Physical characteristics: Photographic prints, printed brochures, presented papers, maps and ephemera.

Abstract: A collection of documents related to Charles Sauerbier’s work with a maritime academy in Indonesia in the 1960s.

Biographical information: Charles Sauerbier is the author of Marine Cargo Operations, published by John Wiley & Sons, 1956. At the time it was published he was chief of the Cargo Section, Department of Nautical Science, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

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

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New in the Library! December 2012

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These books represent new purchases and donations of historical fiction and non-fiction for your reading pleasure at home. Borrow a book for up to three weeks with your Museum Membership Card.

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A new purchase in the Library, “At Drake’s Command: The Adventures of Peregrine James during the Second navigation of the World” by David Wesley Hill, Temurlone Books, 2012.

See a partial listing of our Lending Library at Library Thing.

View the Library Blog Adventures of Maritime History from the Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library.

 
 
 
 

The Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library is located within the Museum. Click here to check the hours and to visit the library. Or call 310-548-7618 Fax: 310-832-6537

Historic Documents of the Tug Angels Gate

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Scan of photographic print, “Tugboat Angels Gate” underway in the Main Channel, from Los Angeles Maritime Museum Collections.

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

 

Title: Records of the Tug Angels Gate (ex. L.A.H.D. # 10, ex-ST-695)

Dates: 1942-1992; 1942-1982 bulk

Creator: Los Angeles Harbor Department

Extent: 10 cu. ft. of folders and volumes

Physical characteristics: Paper documents and log books, some hand-drawn diagrams for engine parts

Abstract: The Los Angeles Maritime Museum’s Tug Angels Gate is docked at Berth 84 in San Pedro year round. Tug documentation features the vessel’s history from construction in 1944 as a United States Army Transport Service “small tug” to her purchase by the Port of Los Angeles in 1946 and subsequent donation to the Los Angeles Maritime Museum in 1992.

The documents include vessel certification, repair orders, inventory, correspondence on acquisition between the United States Maritime Commission and Port of Los Angeles, transfer of title, name change, drydock reports, and the tug’s log books for the period from September 1945 to October 1977.

Scope and Content Notes:
Information on tug boats can be found in two books “U.S. Army Ships and Warcraft of World War II” published by Naval Institute Press, and “Ordeal of the Convoy NY 119” published by Ensign Press.

Tug boats at West coast maritime museums include the Hercules, a 151 foot ocean-going historic tug currently at the San Francisco Maritime Museum.

Biographical Notes: The harbor tug Angels Gate was built in 1944 as ST-695 for the United States Army Transport Service. The “ST” designates “small tug”, and this class was designed to support the Normandy Invasion. Built at Decatur Iron and Steel in Decatur, Alabama, ST-695 was accepted by the Army on December 27, 1944. The tug never operated in Europe and was declared surplus at the end of the war. Although records are incomplete for the immediate post war period, existing documentation places ST-695 at the Los Angeles Port of Embarkation at Wilmington as early as August, 1945. The Port of Los Angeles [Harbor Department] formally purchased ST-695 from the United States Maritime Commission in late 1946, renaming her L.A.H.D. #10. The tug was in constant use, helping to transport pile drivers and derrick barges during the post-war building boom. The tug accidentally sank in 1952, as a result of seacocks left open overnight. The July 23, 1952 memorandum in Box 2, Folder 9, is the only documentation associated with this mishap.

L.A.H.D. #10 was also the Port’s goodwill boat, used for harbor tours and as a backdrop for publicity events such as “Fashions Afloat”. Her name was officially changed to Angels Gate in January, 1956 to honor the lighthouse marking the entrance to the Port of Los Angeles.

In 1992, the Port retired Angels Gate and donated her to the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. Records of her donation, subsequent refueling, drydocking, maintenance, volunteer activities, and movie roles are kept in the Curatorial Department’s donor files (2520) and are outside the scope of this collection of papers.

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

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Dwight Stanley Long

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Scanned image from the Dwight Long collection depicts Dwight Long editing film.

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

Title: Papers of Dwight Stanley Long

Dates: 1934 – 1993 (bulk 1934-1959)

Creator: Dwight Stanley Long

Extent: 1 cu. ft.

Physical characteristics:
Black and white photographs, loose and in scrapbooks, printed programs, books, correspondence

Abstract:
Dwight Stanley Long’s (1915-1993) adventures as a circumnavigator, photographer and film director between 1934 and 1959 are revealed in photograph albums, programs, correspondence, books, articles, and press releases, as well as his numerous articles. His 32’ ketch was the IDLE HOUR, subject of a movie entitled “Sailing All Seas”.

Biographical Notes:
Dwight Long, sailor, lecturer, and documentary filmmaker, was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. In 1934 he left Seattle to sail a 32 ft. ketch, the “IDLE HOUR”, around the world via the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans to the East Coast of the United States when the ketch was badly damaged in the hurricane of 1938. Long wrote a book, “Sailing All Seas” documenting his circumnavigation of the globe. He lectured in numerous cities both during and following his journey. During World War II he joined the U.S. Navy and became a documentary film producer. After the War, he continued making films, such as “Tanga Tika”, released in 1954. Dwight Long died in Los Angeles in 1993.

Administrative Information:
Repository: Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Access, Use: Prior arrangement with Librarian or Curator, Museum Director
Preferred Citation:Papers of Dwight Long
Copyright Notice: Copyright restrictions may apply. Read our copyright notice here.

View the full Finding Aid: on O.A.C., Online Archive of California. Click on “Additional collection guides” to see the full finding aid.

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Ports and Harbors of the West Coast

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Please make an appointment online to view any of the collections below. Please refer to the collection by name, listed below.

Los Angeles Harbor Maps and Charts
Historic, thematic and pilot charts of the channels in Los Angeles Harbor and San Pedro
Bay date from 1943 through the 1980s; also in the collection are nineteenth-century
surveys of the California coast and islands.

Museum Research Library Special collections
Library Special Collections : 1905 – current
An open collection consisting of news clippings, including scrapbooks of the Harbor
Master, and articles of maritime and Los Angeles Harbor interest.

Library Special collections: Pamphlets or Booklets
Subjects range from local to world maritime history. Most pamphlets or booklets were published between 1920s and 1980s.

Library Special collections: Annual Reports

Annual Reports of the Port of Los Angeles, dated 1912-2000.

Library Special collections: Periodicals

Maritime history as written in articles for journals published nationally or internationally. Most are not indexed.

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Naval Histories

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The Library’s collection of books on the naval histories are only partially represented here.

If you do not see what you are looking for, please call the Library for more information at 310-548-7618 x 215.

A Bibliography of American Naval history. / Compiled by Paolo E. Coletta, 1981.

Brassey’s Encyclopedia of Military History and Biography. / Franklin D. Margiotta, 1994.

Building American Submarines 1914-1940. / Gary Weir in Contributions to Naval History published by Naval Historical Center Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C., 1991

Combat fleets of the world… : their ships, aircraft, and armament. / Jean Labayle Couhat. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 1976.

The first English edition of the 1897, French work, “Les flottes de combat”, features navies of the world, and was published in France and the United States. Library has: 1976/77; 1978/79; 1980/81; 1982/83; 1984/85; 1986/87.

Combat fleets of the world 1998/99 : their ships, aricraft and armament. / Compiled by A.D. Baker. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 1998.

Dictionary of American Naval fighting ships. /Navy Department Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Naval History Division, Washington, D.C., 1959–1981.

History of the United States Naval Operations in World War II. / Samuel Eliot Morison. Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown and Company, 1954. Library has Volumes 1 to 14 (Vols. 5, 7 missing):

A Bibliography of American Naval history. / Compiled by Paolo E. Coletta, 1981.

Brassey’s Encyclopedia of Military History and Biography. / Franklin D. Margiotta, 1994.

Building American Submarines 1914-1940. / Gary Weir in Contributions to Naval History published by Naval Historical Center Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C., 1991

Combat fleets of the world… : their ships, aircraft, and armament. / Jean Labayle Couhat. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 1976.

The first English edition of the 1897, French work, “Les flottes de combat”, features navies of the world, and was published in France and the United States. Library has: 1976/77; 1978/79; 1980/81; 1982/83; 1984/85; 1986/87.

Combat fleets of the world 1998/99 : their ships, aircraft and armament. / Compiled by A.D. Baker. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 1998.

Dictionary of American Naval fighting ships. /Navy Department Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Naval History Division, Washington, D.C., 1959–1981.

History of the United States Naval Operations in World War II. / Samuel Eliot Morison. Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown and Company, 1954. Library has Volumes 1 to 14 (Vols. 5, 7 missing):

Jane’s fighting ships 1905/6 : a reprint of the 1905/6 edition of Fighting Ships. / Edited by Fred T. Jane, 1970.

The Ships and aircraft of the United States fleet nineth edition. / John S. Rowe and Samuel L. Morison. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1972.

The Ships and aircraft of the United States fleet. / By James C. Fahey.
Library has 5 volumes: 1939 edition, the War edition, Second War edition, Victory edition, and Two-Ocean fleet edition, published between 1944 and 1978, mostly as reprints of the Ships and Aircraft original publications.

U.S. Warships of World War 2 / Paul H. Silverstone. Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, 1989, c1965.

Warship volume i to volume X / edited by Robert Gardiner, 1980.

Warships and Navies of the world, 1880 / J.W. King, 1982.

Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1869 – 1945 / Hansgeorg Jentshura, Dieter Jung and Peter Mickel; Translated by Antony Preston and J.D. Brown, 1970.

Naval Architecture

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The books and journals for research in the subject of naval architecture are only partially represented here.

For more information, please call the Library at 310-548-7618, ext. 215.

Bibliography, Shipbuilding — 1600 to 1900
A bibliography of books on naval architecture rigging and seamanship printed 1600-1919.
Compiled by Lars Bruzelius, 1996.

Biography.
F.H. Chapman : the first naval architect and his work / by Daniel G. Harris, 1989.

Congresses
Proceedings / Eleventh Ship Technology and Research (STAR) Symposium, 1986, held in
conjunction with the SNAME spring meeting hosted by the Pacific Northwest Section,
Portland, Oregon, May 21-23, 1986.

Designs and plans, Historic ships
Guidelines for recording historic ships / Richard K. Anderson, Jr., 1988.

John Lenthall, naval architect : a guide to plans and drawings of American naval and merchant
vessels, 1790-1874 : with a bibliography of works on shipbuilding printed in Great
Britain, France, and the United States, 1707-1882, collected by John Lenthall
(b. 1807-d.1882). / by Gail E. Farr and Brett F. Bostwick, 1991.

History
Skeppet. The ship, an illustrated history, written and illustrated by Bjorn Landstrom.
Translated by Michael Phillips, 1961.

Hydrodynamics
Journal of ship research.

Journals
Transactions – The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. 1927, 1941 – 1994
(some years missing).

Masting and rigging
Rudimentary treatise on masting, mast-making, and rigging of ships also tables of spars, rigging,
blocks… / by Robert Kipping, 1928.

Seventeenth century rigging a handbook for model-makers. / by R.C. Anderson, 1955.

Steel’s elements of mastmaking, sailmaking and rigging from the 1794 edition, arranged with
and introduction by Claude S. Gill, 1932.

Merchant ships
Merchant ship design. / by R. Munro-Smith, 1964.

Naval architecture
A treatise on parabolic construction of ships and other marine engineering subjects. / by
John W. Nystrom, 1863.

Basic naval architecture. / by Kenneth C. Barnaby, 1967, c1949.

Manual of naval architecture; the fundamental principles of naval architecture, ship-design
and construction for masters and mates. / by George Charles Manning …, 1930.

Manual of ship construction; the fundamental principles of naval architecture for the
operating personnel of the merchant service, particularly those who are, or desire to become,
officers. / by George C. Manning …, 1932.

Naval architecture simplified, explained in non-technical terms. / by Charles Desmond, 1918.

Ship design and construction. / written by a group of authorities ; Robert Taggart, editor, 1980.

Ship drafting. / by Edgar P. Trask and John P. Comstock, 1938.

Mechanics, Applied
Theory of naval architecture. / by Andrew McCance Robb, 1952.

Sailing ships.
The search for speed under sail, 1700-1855. / by Howard I. Chapelle, 1967.

Sailing ships–History.

Colonial vessels; some seventeenth century sailing craft. / by William A. Baker, 1962.

Shipbuilding–Tables.
Handbook of ship calculations, construction and operation; a reference book for naval
architects, marine engineers, ship and engine draftsmen, deck officers, and others
engaged in the building and operating of ships. / by Charles H. Hughes …, 1942.

Shipbuilding–France–History–18th century.
The seventy-four gun ship : a practical treatise on the art of naval architecture. / by
Jean Boudriot ; English translation by David H. Roberts, 1986.

Ships, Iron and steel.
Design and construction of steel merchant ships…/ Edited by David Arnott, 1955.
Ship design and construction, written by a group of authorities. Editor:
Amelio M. D’Arcangelo, 1969.

Ship construction and calculations with numerous illustrations and examples; for the use
of officers… / by George Nicol, 1920.

Ships–History.
The Lore of ships. / by Tre Trycare, 1963.

Statics and Dynamics
Principles of naval architecture, written by a group of authorities; editors: Henry E. Rossell
and Lawrence B. Chapman, 1962.

Steamboats–History.
The steam launch / Richard M. Mitchell, 1994.

Warships
Principles of warship construction and damage control. / by G.C. Manning and
T.L. Schumacher, 1939, c1935.

Wooden boats–Catalogs. Naval architecture–Designs and plans–Catalogs.
Thirty wooden boats : a second catalog of building plans / by the editors of
WoodenBoat magazine, 1986-88.

Marine Engineering

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The Library’s collection of books on marine engineering are only partially represented here.

If you do not see what you are looking for, please call the Library for more information at
310-548-7618 x 215.

Marine engineering is defined as “…marine propulsion machinery and auxiliaries… the invention, design, building, installation, operation, and repair of marine engines…”. in Rene de Kerchove’s International Maritime Dictionary, published by Van Nostrand Reinhold in 1961. A Marine Engineer is “…a sea-going engineer, who must be a mechanic as well as an executive officer…” (see de Kerchove, p. 490). Manuals, giving questions and answers for examinations, as well as technical handbooks and guides, contained a complete resource for the engineer, and were published for the technologies of steam, diesel and oil in the 20th century. Thus the handbooks in the Research Library Collection date from before World War I to after the Vietnam War, with most of these published for the sailor or marine engineer between the World Wars.

Titles shown do not reflect the entire collection: if you do not see what you are looking for, please call the Library at 310-548-7618 x 215.

Reference Works: Marine Engines
A pocket book of marine engineering rules and tables. / A.E. Seaton and H.M. Rounthwaite, 1912.

American machinists’ handbook and dictionary of shop terms a reference book for machine-shop and drawingroom data, methods and definitions. / by Fred H. Colvin … and Frank A. Stanley …, 1940.

Annotated acronyms and abbreviations of marine science related international organizations. / Compiled by Jeannette P. North; Revised by Charlotte M. Ashby, 1976.

Audels new marine engineers guide, a practical treatise on marine engines, boilers and auxiliary machinery, including theory and practice of the steam turbine… also U.S. government rules and regulations regarding engineers’ licenses. / by Theo. Lucas, M.E., Frank D. Graham, N. Hawkins, M.E., 1928; 1940.

Dictionary of marine engineering and nautical terms. / by G.O. Watson, 1964.

Machinery’s handbook for machine shop and drafting-room; a reference book on machine design and shop practice for the mechanical engineer, draftsman, toolmaker, and machinist./ by Erik Oberg and F.D. Jones, 1939.

Seaton & Rounthwaite’s pocket book of marine engineering rules and tables; for the use of marine engineering, naval architects, designers, superintendents, and all engaged in the design and construction of marine machinery, naval and mercantile. / Albert Seaton, 1948.

Handbooks and Guides
Marine engine and fire room guide./ by Robert H. Jacobs and E. L. Cady, 1944.
Marine engineer’s handbook prepared by a staff of specialists. / Frank Ward Sterling, ed., 1920.

Modern marine engineer’s manual Vol. 1 & 2 / [edited by] Alan Osbourne, 1943.

Naval engineer’s guide. /by James V. Jolliff and Hollis E. Robertson, 1972.

Practical marine engineering. / by Reno King, 1956.

“Verbal” notes and sketches for marine engineer officers; a manual of marine steam
engineering practice… Volume 1 & 2. / by. J.W. M. Sothern.

Handbooks for Examinations:

20th Century Guide for Marine Engineers, Questions and Answers, Reciprocating Engines, Boilers, Turbines, Gas Engines, Diesel Engines. / by J. A. Ramsey, and J. Rosbloom, 1920.

Engineers’ practical test illustrated : a guide for all men employed in and about power plants; practical information on the care and management of engines, boilers, their accessory machinery; gas engines, dynamos. / by Laird & Lee, 1898.

Cornell red book of marine engineering; questions and answers. / by William B. Paterson, 1971.

Marine engine room blue book : based on the original edition by William B. Paterson. / by William D. Eglinton, 1993.

Questions and answers for engineers and fireman’s examinations. / by Frank D. Graham and Kenneth L. Schank, 1979.

Questions and answers for marine engineers. / by Theodore Lucas, 1903.

Surveys
A history of the Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1898-1965. / by
Anthony F. Turhollow, 1965.

Comprehensive condition survey for San Pedro Breakwater Los Angeles Harbor Los Angeles County, CA . / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1996.

Port of Los Angeles channel deepening project: draft supplemental impact statement supplemental environmental impact report / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2000.

Professional memoirs : Corps of Engineers, United States Army and Engineer Department at large. Los Angeles Harbor. / by Amos A. Fries, facsimile copy of 1912 edition.
San Pedro Waterfront Project Notice of Preparation Notice of intent December 2006. / Prepared by Environmental Management Division of the Los Angeles Harbor Department and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, 2006.

History
Building the Navy’s bases in World War II; history of the Bureau of Yards and Docks and the Civil Engineer Corps, 1940-1946.

Marine engineering. Written by a group of authorities. Editor: Roy L. Harrington, 1971.
Men, ships, and the sea; the story of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, by Donald A. Holden, 1968.

Naval engineering and American seapower / editor, Randolph W. King ; associate editor, Prescott Palmer ; with fifteen contributors, 1989.
The steam navy of the United States. / Frank M. Bennett, 1896

Shipbuilding and Stability
Historical transactions, 1893-1943. / The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1945.

The naval constructor: a vade mecum of ship design for students, naval architects, shipbuilders and owners, marine superintendents, engineers and draughtsmen. / by George Simpson … 1918.

Practical Marine Diesel Engineering. / by Louis R. Ford, 1931.

Ship stability and trim made easy including the construction and use of tipping scale and slip table, etc. / by Oswald Watts, 1926.

Shipbuilding and marine engineering in Japan 1961. / by Japan Ship Exporters’ Association, 1961; 1966; 1968.

The stability of ships with special reference to the particulars which should be supplied by the shipbuilders ad the value of mechanical devices for attaining metacentric height. / by George Johnson, 1932.

Transactions – The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. 1927; 1941 to 1994