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

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A business of national importance : the Royal Mail Shipping Group, 1902-1937 / Edwin Green & Michael Moss, 1982

A history of the merchant navy. / by H. Moyse-Bartlett, 1937.

A maritime history of Bath, Maine and the Kennebec River region. Vol. I. / By William Avery Baker, 1973

A maritime history of Bath, Maine and the Kennebec River region. Vol. II. / By William Avery Baker, 1973

A report on Pacific coastwise shipping, with special reference to the San Francisco Bay ports area, 1953.

All about ships & shipping. / edited by Edwin P. Harnack, 1959.

All about ships and shipping a handbook of popular nautical information ; with numerous diagrams, plans and illustrations. / edited by Edwin P. Harnack, 1975.

Along the waterfront, covering a period of fifty years on Grays Harbor and the Pacific Northwest. / by H.M. Delanty, 1943.

American Bureau of Shipping: one hundred twentyfifth anniversary, 1862-1987.

American Bureau of Shipping: one hundredth anniversary, 1862-1962.

American merchant marine conference proceedings volume 17./The Propeller Club of the United States, 1952.

American sailing coasters of the North Atlantic / by Paul C. Morris ; with a foreword by Edouard A. Stackpole, 1979.

American shipper.

American Viking; the saga of Hans Isbrandtsen and his shipping empire, 1972.

America’s sea saga; tales of ships and their stalwart skippers who paced behind the mizzen, 1620-1880. / by Edmind Ogden Sawyer, 1962.

Atlantic highway./ [by] Warren Armstrong, 1961.

Black-sailed traders the keels and wherries of Norfolk and Suffolk./by Roy Clark, 1961.

British bulk carriers 1945 – 1979./ I.G. Stewart, 1979.

British tankers & gas carriers 1955 – 1979. / I.G. Stewart, 1979.

British tankers 1945 – 1955./ [by] I.G. Stewart, 1979.

Build a fleet, lose a fleet / [by] R. McDonell, 1976.

Canadian ports and seaway directory, a manual of essential information respecting Canadian ports and shipping services for ship owners, brokers, charterers, and shipmasters interested in trade with Canada. / Compiled by Frederick William Wallace, 1948.

Cargo carriers of the Great Lakes : the saga of the Great Lakes fleet–North America’s fresh water merchant marine. / by Jacques LesStrang, 1985.

Cargoes : Matson’s first century in the Pacific / William L. Worden, 1981.

Cargoes on the Great Lakes. /By Marie McPhedran. Illustrations by Dorothy Ivens, 1954.

Champion of sail : R W Leyland and his shipping line, 1986.

Chandris Lines. / by William H. Miller, 1993.

Chartering and shipping terms, 1951.

China tea clippers / George F. Campbell ; drawings by the author, 1974.

China tea clippers / George F. Campbell ; drawings by the author, 1990.

China tea clippers / George F. Campbell ; drawings by the author, 1974.

Despatch of tramp ships: practical guide to the subject for all connected with the shipping business. / by J. Bes, 1967.

Dictionary of shipping terms / by Peter R. Brodie, 1985.

Directory of shipowners, shipbuilders and marine engineers 1982.

Down to the sea; the romance of the Clyde, its ships and shipbuilders [by] George Blake, 1937.

First annual report of the United States Shipping Board : December 1, 1917.

Foreign coastal and short sea freighters, 1960.

Fundamentals of cargo and stowage. / Compiled and arranged by L. E. Delaney, 1947.

Golden Gate; the story of San Francisco harbor./ by Felix Riesenberg, Jr., 1940.

Great ships around the world./[by] Penrose Scull Introduction by Frank O. Braynard, 1960

Great stories of the Great Lakes, 1966.

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

International oil tanker and terminal safety guide. / Oil Companies International Marine Forum. 1974.

International shipper’s atlas. / [by] Joseph DeGrace, 1968.

International shipping and shipbuilding directory 1974.

International shipping and shipbuilding directory incorporating Shipping World Yearbook and the British Shipbuilding compendium, 1966.

Jane’s freight containers / edited by George Downie, 1968.

Jane’s merchant shipping review / edited by A.J. Ambrose, 1984.
Japan shipping guide 1959-1960.

Lake carriers Cargo carriers of the Great Lakes : the saga of the Great Lakes fleet–North America’s fresh water merchant marine / by Jacques Les Strang, 1981.

Lloyd’s maritime atlas : including a comprehensive list of ports and shipping places of the world, 1971.

Lloyd’s register of British and foreign shipping. Rules & regulations for the construction and classification of steel vessels.

Lloyd’s register of shipping, 1760-1960. / by George Blake. Illustrated by David Knight, 1960.

Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1926/7.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1929/30.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1930/31. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1930/31. Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1931/2. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1933/4. Vol. 2 Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1934/5. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1935/6. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1936/7. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1936/7. Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1937/8 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1937/8 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1939/40 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1941/2. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1942/3. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1943/4.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1944/5
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1946/7
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1947/8. Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1948/9. Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1948/9. Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1949/50. A – L. Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1949/50. Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1949/50. M – Z. Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1950/1. A – L. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1950/1. M – Z. Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1951/2. A – L. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1951/2. M – Z. Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1952/3 A – L. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1952/3 M – Z. Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1953/4 A – L. Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1953/4 M – Z. Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1954/5 A – L. Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1954/5 M – Z. Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1955/6 A – L. Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1955/6 M – Z. Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1956/7 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1957/8 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1957/8 Vol. 2. Appendix
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1958/9 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1958/9 Vol. 2. Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1959/60 Vol. 2. Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1959/60 Vol. 3. Shipowners
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1959/60 Vol. 4. Directory.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1959/60 Vol.1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1960/1 v.1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1960/1 Vol. 2. Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1960/1 Vol. 3. Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1960/1 Vol. 4. Directory.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1961/2 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1961/2 Vol. 2. Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1962/3. Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1962/3. Vol. 3. List of Shipowners
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1963/4 Vol.1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1963/4 Vol.2. Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1963/4 Vol.3. List of Shipowners
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1963/4 Vol.4. Directory.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1964/5 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1964/5 Vol. 2. Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1965/6 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1965/6 Vol. 2. Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1965/6 Vol. 3. List of Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1965/6 Vol. 4. Directory.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1966/7 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1966/7 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1966/7 Vol. 3. List of Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1967/8 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1967/8 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1967/8 Vol. 3. List of Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1968/9 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1968/9 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1968/9 Vol. 3. List of Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1969/70 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1969/70 Vol.1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1970/1 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1970/1 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1970/1 Vol. 3. List of Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1971/2 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1971/2 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1972/3 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1972/3 Vol. 3. List of Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1972/3 Vol. 3. List of Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1973/4 Vol.1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1973/4 Vol.2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1974/5 Vol.2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1974/5 Vol.2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1975/6 Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1975/6.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1976/7 Vol.1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1977/8 Vol.1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1977/8 Vol.2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1978/9 Vol.1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1978/9 Vol.2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1979/80 Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1979/80 Vol.1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1979/80 Vol.2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1980/1 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1980/1 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1980/1 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1981/2 Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1981/2 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1981/2 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1981/2 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1982/3 Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1982/3 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1982/3 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1982/3 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1983/4 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1983/4 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1983/4 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1984/5 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1984/5 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1984/5 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1985/6 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1985/6 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1985/6 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1986/7 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1986/7 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1986/7 Vol. 3. List of Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1987/8 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1987/8 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1987/8 Vol. 3.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1988/9 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1988/9 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1988/9 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1989/90 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1989/90 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1989/90 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1990/1 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1990/1 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1990/1 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1991/1 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1991/1 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1992/3 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1992/3 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1992/3 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1993/4 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1993/4 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1993/4 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1994/5 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1996/7 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1996/7 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1996/7 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1997/8 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1997/8 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1997/8 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1999/2000 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1999/2000 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1999/2000 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 2000/01 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 2000/01 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 2000/01 Vol. 3

Lloyd’s register of shipping. Supplement and New Entries to the … Register Book, 1926.

Lyle Shipping Co. Ltd., 1827-1966: the firm and the fleet, by Michael Crowdy in collaboration with Lyle Shipping Co., Ltd., 1966.

Marine directory 1980-81.

Matson’s century of ships / by Fred A. Stindt, 1982.

Men of marque; a history of private armed vessels out of Baltimore during the War of 1812. / by John Philips Cranwell [and] William Bowers Crane, 1940.

Merchant marine officers’ handbook, by Edward A. Turpin and William A. MacEwen, 1942 …

Merchant marine officers’ handbook, by Edward A. Turpin and William A. MacEwen, 1943 …

Merchant marine officers’ handbook./By Edwin A. Turpinand William A. MacEwen, 1964.

Merchant marine officers’ handbook: Based on the original edition by Edward A. Turpin and William A. McEwen Master Mariners. / by William B. Hayler, 1990.

New England and the sea, by Robert G. Albion, William A. Baker and Benjamin W. Labaree. Marion V. Brewington, picture editor, 1972.

New York shipping. / by William H. Miller, 1996.

North Atlantic seaway : an illustrated history of the passenger services linking the Old World with the New in four volumes / by N. R. P. Bonsor ; with ill. by J. H. Isherwood, 1978.

North Atlantic seaway : an illustrated history of the passenger services linking the Old World with the New in four volumes / by N. R. P. Bonsor, 1978.

Ocean steamship traffic management, by Grover G. Huebner…, 1920
Ocean traders : from the Portuguese discoveries to the present day. / Michael W. Marshall, 1990.

Ocean transportation [by] Carl E. McDowell [and] Helen M. Gibbs, 1954.

Official Guide for shippers and travellers to the principle ports of the world. / edited by M. Franklin Kline, 1935.

Pacific coast shipping handbook; a guide and reference designed to be of service to all those interested in maritime shipping and travel to and from the Pacific coast, 1938.

Pacific coastal liners / by Gordon Newell & Joe Williamson, 1959.

Pacific Maritime : the journal of record for the West Coast commercial maritime industry, 2008.

Pacific square-riggers : pictorial history of the great windships of yesteryear. / by Jim Gibbs, 1987.

Pacific square-riggers; pictorial history of the great windships of yesteryear, by Jim Gibbs, 1969.

Pacific square-riggers; pictorial history of the great windships of yesteryear. / by Jim Gibbs, 1987.

Pacific steamboats. Photos. from the Joe Williamson Marine collection, 1958.

Pacific tugboats. Photographs from the Joe Williamson Marine Collection. / by Gordon Newell, 1957.

Passage to the New World : packet ships and Irish famine emigrants, 1845-1851 / David Hollett, 1995.

Port dues, charges and accomodation : the shipowners’ agents’ & charterers’ guide to ports and terminals 1968-9./Edited by Captain F.S. Campbell.

Ports of the World 1966: twentieth edition.

Ports of the world, ninth edition; a guide to cargo loss control. / [by] Insurance Company of North America, no date.

Professional mariner : the journal of professional seamanship, 1993-.

Purser’s manual and marine storekeeping, by Charles E. Hill, 1946.

Requirements for the certification of the construction and survey of cargo gear on merchant vessels and code of recommended precautions against accidents connected with the loading and unloading of merchant vessels, 1952.

Rules and regulations for the construction and classification of steel ships, 1973.

Rules and regulations for the construction and classification of steel trawlers, 1961.

Rules and regulations for the construction and classification of steel vessels, 1938./ Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.

Rules for the construction of steel tank barges for service on rivers and intracoastal waterways, 1950.

Sail & steam on the northern California coast, 1850-1900 / compiled by Wallace E. Martin ;

introduction by Karl Kortum ; introductory text for the photographic sections by David Hull, 1983.

Sailing days on the Redwood Coast: it looks like a dangerous place. / By Karl Kortum and Roger Olmsted, 1971.

Sailors and traders : a maritime history of the Pacific peoples / Alastair Couper, 2009.
Sails of the maritimes; the story of the three- and four-masted cargo schooners of Atlantic Canada, 1859-1929./ by John P. Parker, 1969.

San Francisco Bay : a pictorial maritime history / by John Haskell Kemble, 1957.

Saporta guide to Greek tonnage / compiled by Maurice Saporta, 1947.

Scheldt Guide 1964. 8th edition, 1964.

Scow schooners of San Francisco Bay. / by Roger R. Olmsted ; as edited by Nancy Olmsted ; with a foreword by Karl Kortum, 1988.

Second annual report of the United States Shipping Board : December 1, 1918

Shipmaster’s business companion and business guide. / By Captain W.C. Aubrey-Rees … 1934.

Shipmaster’s business companion including hints to young shipmasters on insurance, shipmasters’ business, bills of lading, etc. with a few odds and ends of modern seamanship. / By J.W. Anderson, 1920.

Shipping in the port of Annapolis, 1748-1775. / by Vaughan W. Brown, 1965.

Shipping terms and abbreviations: maritime, insurance, international trade, 1963.

Ships ’71./ Edited by David A. Parsons, 1970.

Ships and shipping of tomorrow / Rolf Schèonknecht … [et al.] ; illustrated by Jochen Bertholdt, 1983.

Ships and the sea : a chronological review / by Duncan Haws, 1976.

Ship’s business, by Captain Myron E. McFarland…, 1942.

Ship’s business, by Captain Myron E. McFarland…, 1944.

Ship’s Business. / U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1944.

Ships of the Holland-America line. / by H.M. LeFleming, 1965.

Ships of the inland sea; the story of the Puget Sound steamboats, 1951.

Ships of the Libera Line / by Mark H. Goldberg / Forward by Frank O. Braynard, 1987.

Ships ‘seventy; edited by David Parsons, 1969.

Ships ‘sixty nine./ Edited by Paul W. Clegg, 1968.

Ships that sail no more; marine transportation from San Diego to Puget Sound, 1910-1940. / by Giles T. Brown, 1966.

South Street; a maritime history of New York. / by Richard C. McKay, 1969.

Southern California Ports maritime directory and guide, 1979.

Soviet oceans development : prepared at the request of Warren G. Magnuson, chairman, Committee on Commerce and Ernest F. Hollings, chairman, National Ocean Policy Study for the use of the Committee on Commerce and National Ocean Policy Study, pursuant to S. Res. 222. / Library of Congress, 1976.

Statistics of Cargo Movement from the Philippines for the month of December 1946. / Associated Steamship Lines, Manila, 1946.

Statistics of Cargo Movement from the Philippines for the month of June 1949. / Associated Steamship Lines, Manila, 1949.

Statistics of steam schooners of the Pacific Coast. / Shipowners Association of the Pacific Coast, 1918.

Steamer to Tacoma by Wilbur Thompson and Allen Beach, 1966.

Stowage of ship cargoes / by Thomas Rothwell Taylor, 1920.

Tall ships and sailormen : a concise survey of Victoria’s early maritime history / [compiled by] J. K. Loney, 1974.

The Atlantic crossing. / by Melvin Maddocks and the editors of Time-Life Books, 1981.

The bay & river, Delaware a pictorial history. / By David Budlong Tyler, 1955.

The book of the ship; an exhaustive pictorial and factual survey of world ships, shipping, and shipbuilding, 1949.

The bridge to France. / By Edward N. Hurley, 1927.

The Conway history of seafaring in the twentieth century. / Conway Maritime press, 2000.

The deep sea tramp, 1960.

The Directory of shipowners, shipbuilders, and marine engineers …, 1950.

The grain races./By Basil Greenhill and John Hackman, 1986.

The H.W. McCurdy marine history of the Pacific Northwest, 1966-1976. / edited by Gordon Newell, 1977.

The impact of U.S. coastwise trade laws on the transportation system in the United States : hearing before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session, June 12, 1996.

The junks and sampans of the Yangtze. / by G.R.G. Worcester, 1947, 1948.

The Mallorys of Mystic; six generations in American maritime enterprise, by James P. Baughman, 1972.

The marvel book of American ships. / by Captain Orton P. Jackson, U.S.N., and Major Frank E. Evans, U.S.M.C. With twelve colored plates and over four hundred illustrations from photographs, 1917.

The merchant shipping industry / by H. C. Calvin and E. G. Stuart, 1925.

The nitrate clippers / by Basil Lubbock; with illustrations, 1976.

The nitrate clippers. / by Basil Lubbock; with illustrations, 1953.

The Pacific Empresses : an illustrated history of Canadian Pacific Railway’s empress liners on the Pacific Ocean / by Robert D. Turner, 1981.

The Pacific Princesses : an illustrated history of Canadian Pacific Railway’s Princess fleet on the northwest coast / by Robert D. Turner, 1977.

The Rudder marine directory, 1920.

The sea and the jungle. / by H. M. Tomlinson, 1964.

The shipping boards “Agency Ships” : Part 1 the “sub boats”. / Mark H. Goldberg, 1994.

The story of the American merchant marine, by John R. Spears, 1918.

The U.S. maritime industry in the national interest. / [by] Irwin M. Heine, 1980.

The way of a ship; being some account of the ultimate development of the ocean-going square-rigged sailing vessel, and the manner of her handling, her voyage-making, her personnel, her economics, her performance, and her end. Illustrated with the author’s photos., and diagrs. and drawings by Harold A. Underhill, 1953.

The World’s Super Ships 1965 – 1980 a special supplement./ by I.G. Stewart, 1980.

Time, tide, and timber; a century of Pope & Talbot. / by Edwin T. Coman, Jr., and Helen M. Gibbs, 1949.

To California by sea : a maritime history of the California gold rush. / James P. Delgado, 1990.

Tramp : sagas of high adventure in the vanishing world of the old tramp freighters / Michael J. Krieger ; photography by Judy Howard, 1986.

U.S. shipping and shipbuilding : trends and policy choices, 1984.

Untapped sources and research opportunities in the field of American maritime history; a symposium held at the G. W. Blunt White Library, Oct. 8, 1966.

Under the blue flag 150 years of H.M. Gehrckens. / by Erik Verg, 1980.

Vanished fleets; ships and men of old Van Diemen’s land. / by A.J. Viliers, 1931.

Vessel voyage data analysis; a comparative study. / by Kim J. Loroch, 1966.

World shipping data. Report on European mission, by Edward N. Hurley, chairman, United States Shipping Board. Washington, D. C. March 1, 1919.

World shipping data: report on European mission, March 1, 1919.

World shipping yearbook, 1982.

Yankee ship sailing cards… / by Allan Forbes and Ralph M. Eastman, 1948-1952.

Shipbuilding

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Shipbuilding is defined as the construction of ships; its resources are both technical and concerned with the business and location of navies, commerce, and pleasure. Naval architecture is also technical in nature but is concerned mostly with the design and planning of vessels, and it is covered in a separate research guide. The books and journals for research in the topic of shipbuilding are shown by type of book or sub-topic and are only partially represented here. Research in shipping, histories of sailing ships, biographies, encyclopedias and books written for the study of naval architecture and marine engineering will provide a broader view of the literature of shipbuilding.

For more book titles, please call the Library at 310-458-7618, ext. 215.

Biography
The H. W. McCurdy marine history of the Pacific Northwest. / edited by E.W. Wright
and Gordon R. Newell, 1966.

Directories
Lloyd’s Register of Shipping / Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, 1926 – 2001 (not all years available).

Merchant Vessels of the United States. / United States Bureau of Customs, 1873-1980
(not all years available).

Record of American and Foreign Shipping. / American Bureau of Shipping, 1924;
1945 – 1993 (not all years available). Ships registered by name.

Encyclopedias
Shipbuilding cyclopedia : a reference book covering definitions of shipbuilding terms,
basic design, planning and estimating, ships rigging and cargo handling gear… and a
composite catalog of marine equipment. / F.B. Webster, editor, 1920.

Handbooks
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.

Modern shipfitter’s handbook. / by W. E. Swanson, 1940.

Shipfitter’s manual. / by Albert F. Crivelli, 1941.

Histories, see Shipbuilding by location, below

Journals
American ship review. / Navigator Publishing, LLC.

Marine Engineer & Naval Architect. / Whitehall Technical Press Limited. Library
has volumes 88, 89, 90 and 91 (1965, 1966, 1967, 1968) not all issues available.

The Mariner; the quarterly journal of the Ship model society of Rhode Island—
the Ship Model Society, New York. Library has 1927, 1930 and 1933.

Registers: see Directories, above.

Shipbuilding in the Maritime Research Library

Ancient ships
Ancient ships. / by Cecil Torr, 1964.

War at sea : the ancient fleets. The story of naval warfare under oars, 2600 B.C. –
1597 A.D. / by John Van Duyn Southworth, 1963.

California Shipbuilding Corporation (firm). Liberty ships.
Calship 1941 – 1945.
Calship log, September 27, 1945

Clipper ships
The clipper ship era: an epitome of famous American and British clipper ships, their
owners, builders, commanders, and crews. / By Arthur H. Clark, 1912, c1910.

Continental Navy shipbuilding in the United States
Building early American warships : the journal of the Rhode Island committee
for constructing the Continental frigates Providence & Warren, 1775-1777. /
introduction, illustrations & plans by John Fitzhugh Millar, 1998.

Confederate shipbuilding in the United States
Confederate shipbuilding. / [by] William N. Still, Jr., 1987.

Frigates: see Shipbuilding in Great Britain.
The Blackwall frigates. / by Basil Lubbock, 1950, c1924.

Histories of shipbuilding: see Shipbuilding by location, below

Iron and steel ships
Audels shipfitter’s handy book; a practical treatise on steel ship building and
repairing for loftsmen, welders, riveters, anglesmiths, flange turners and all
ship mechanics; with illustrations showing current practice. / by Ralph
Newstead, 1940.

From slip to sea; a chronological account of the construction of merchant ships
from the laying of the keel plate to the trial trip, with over 154 sketches with
illustrations, by A. C. Hardy… , 1935.

Introduction to steel shipbuilding, by Elijah Baker III …, 1943.

Practical principles of naval architecture. / By S.S. Rabl, 1942.

Practical shell developing for steel shipbuilders; a manual for loftsmen,
shipfitters, hull draftsmen and others who deal with steel ship construction. / by
Adam F. Tulin, 1938.

Shipfitting practice (a manual of instruction for pre-employment and
supplementary training). Prepared by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
Department of public instruction, Division of industrial education, and the Sun
shipbuilding and dry dock company, Chester, Pennsylvania in cooperation with
United States Office of education, Federal security agency, and School district,
city of Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, 1941.

Ship repair and alteration / by George V. Haliday and W. E. Swanson, 1942.

Shipyard welding workmanship, ship construction manual no. 1., 1945.

Unit course of study for the training of shipwrights. Prepared by Vocational
training for war production workers, Bureau of trade and industrial education of
the California state Department of education, 1943.

Landing Ship Tug (LST)
A pictorial history of the Evansville shipyard, January, 1942, to December,
1944 … , / The Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., 1944.

Machinists
A suggested unit course, shipyard outside machinist (for beginning and advanced
instruction). / Prepared by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public
Instruction …, 1942.

Marinship Corporation during World War, 1939-1945
Marinship; the history of a wartime shipyard, told by some of the people who helped
build the ships, 1947.

McKay, Donald, 1810-1880 see Biography

Marine engineering
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.

Merchant ships, structural welding: see Standards

Monitor (Ironclad)
Monitor builders : a historical study of the principal firms and individuals
involved in the construction of USS Monitor / by William N. Still, Jr. ;
prepared for United States Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, Marine and Estuarine Management Division,
1988.

Shipbuilding
Cabrillo’s ships : being three monographs on Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, his
ships, shipbuilding, and ship types on the west coast of Spanish America in
the 16th century. / [by] C.A. Stern, 1992.

Confederate shipbuilding. / [by] William N. Still, Jr., 1987

Deep-water sail. / by 1963, c1952.

Measurement of vessels: regulations relating to admeasurements of vessels,
together with relevant laws of the United States, the Suez Canal regulations,
and the Panama Rules; Part 2 of the Customs Regulations, 1966.

Modern shipbuilding terms defined and illustrated. / by Fred Forrest Pease, 1918.

Modern ships; elements of their design, construction, and operation. / by John
H. La Dage. Original illus. by Frank X. Schuler, 1965, c1953.

The merchant’s & shipmaster’s manual and shipbuilder’s and sailmaker’s
assistant. / by Issac Ridler Butts, 1864.Practical ship production, by A. W. Carmichael,
1941, c1919.

A practical course in wooden boat and ship building; the fundamental
principles and practical methods described in detail, especially written for
carpenters and other woodworkers who desire to engage in boat or ship
building, and as a text-book for schools. / By Richard M. Van Gaasbeek, 1918.
Practical shipbuilding; a treatise on the structural design and building of
modern steel vessels; the work of construction, from the making of the raw
material to the equipped vessel, including subsequent up-keep and repairs. / by
A. Campbell Holms …, 1904.

Ship economics, practical aids for shipmasters in repair, maintenance, surveys
and construction, including a glossary of technical terms. / by H. Owen, 1924,
c1918.

Ship erection (a manual of instruction for pre-employment and supplementary
training) …, 1942.

Shipbuilding cyclopedia : a reference book covering definitions of shipbuilding
terms, basic design, planning and estimating, ships rigging and cargo handling
gear… and a composite catalog of marine equipment. / by F.B. Webster, editor,
1920.

Shipbuilding in iron and steel. / by E. J. Reed, 1865.

The shipbuilders’ blue book … / by Walter Kay Crawford, ed. by E.R. Glass,
1918.

The shipbuilders blue book. This is the second and revised edition … by the late
Walter Kay Crawford. Edited by E. R. Glass …, 1940.

The shipwright’s trade. / by Sir Westcott Abell, 1962, c1948

Ships and science : the birth of naval architecture in the scientific revolution,
1600-1800. / Larrie D. Ferreiro, 2007.

Wooden boat and ship building; the fundamental principles and practical
methods described in detail, especially written for carpenters and other
woodworkers who desire to engage in boat or ship building, and as a text-book
for schools. / By Richard M. Van Gaasbeek, 1941.

Shipbuilding by location

California
Yachts of Southern California 1881-1931. / Craig Shipbuilding Company, 1931.
The history of yachting in Southern California. / Cass and Johansing Insurance
Brokers, 1957.

Canada
Sails of the maritimes; the story of the three- and four-masted cargo schooners
of Atlantic Canada, 1859-1929./[by] John P. Parker, 1969, c1960.

British standard ships of World War I. / by W.H. Mitchell and L.A. Sawyer;
drawings by John S. Lindsay, 1966.

Wooden ships and iron men; the story of the square-rigged merchant marine of
British North America, the ships, their builders and owners and the men who
sailed them. By Frederick William Wallace … illustrated by photographs and
drawings, 1924.

Connecticut
“Mystic built” : ships and shipyards of the Mystic River, Connecticut, 1784-
1919. / by William N. Peterson, 1989.

Egypt
Ships of the Pharaohs; 4000 years of Egyptian shipbuilding. Drawings by the
author. / [by] Bjorn Lanstrom, 1970.

England, Great Britain
Shipbuilders of the Thames and Medway. / by Philip Banbury, 1971.

Italy
Venetian ships and shipbuilders of the Renaissance / Frederic Chapin Lane,
1979, c1934.

Japan
Rules for the construction and classification of ships. / Nippon Kaiji Kyokai,
1979.

Shipbuilding and marine engineering in Japan 1961. / The shipbuilder’s
Association of Japan, 1961.

Maine
The maritime history of Maine, three centuries of shipbuilding & seafaring. / by
William Hutchinson Rowe, 1948.

Massachusetts
History of shipbuilding on North River, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, with
genealogies of the shipbuilders, and accounts of the industries upon its tributaries,
1640 to 1872. / by L. Vernon Briggs, 1970.

New York
South Street; a maritime history of New York. / by Richard C. McKay, 1959.
Shipbuilding and the nascent community of Greenpoint, New York, 1850-1855.
Offprint from The Northern Mariner Le Marin du Nord. / by Henry Silka, 2007.

Pennsylvania
Shipbuilding at Cramp & Sons : a history and guide to collections of the
William Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building Company (1830-1927) and
the Cramp Shipbuilding Company (1941-46) of Philadelphia. / by Gail E. Farr
and Brett F. Bostwick ; with the assistance of Merville Willis, 1991.

Pacific coast of North America
Western shipbuilders in World War II, a detailed review of wartime activities
of leading maritime and navy contractors. / edited by Marshall Maislin, 1945.

Scotland
Down to the sea; the romance of the Clyde, its ships and shipbuilders. / by
George Blake, 1937.

Clyde shipbuilding from old photographs. / Introduction and commentaries by
John R. Hume and Michael S. Moss, 1975.

Sweden
Eriksberg 1853-1953 a century of progress, 1953.

Virginia
The good ships of Newport News : an informal account of ships, shipping, and
shipbuilding in the Lower Chesapeake Bay region, together with the story of the last
terrible voyage of the Yarmouth Castle. / by Alexander Crosby Brown, 1976.

United States
Industrializing American shipbuilding : the transformation of ship design and
construction, 1820-1920 / William H. Thiesen ; foreword by James C. Bradford
and Gene A. Smith, 2006.

The shipbuilding business in the United States of America; written by a group
of authorities. / edited by F.G. Fassett, 1948.

U.S. shipping and shipbuilding : trends and policy choices. / by Peter G.
Tarpgaard, 1984.

Shipbuilding history in juvenile literature
Oars, sails, and steam; a picture book of ships, written and illustrated by Edwin
Tunis, 1952.

Shipbuilding yearbooks
International shipping and shipbuilding directory incorporating Shipping World
Yearbook and the British Shipbuilding compendium, 1966.

Ship models
The colonial schooner, 1763-1775 / Harold M. Hahn, 1981.
Model ships in ancient Egypt. Schiffsmodelle im alten Aegypten./ by Arvid
Geottlicher, 1971.
Ships, shipbuilding and shipping
The book of the ship; an exhaustive pictorial and factual survey of world ships,
shipping, and shipbuilding. / by A.C. Hardy, 1949.

Shipyards
Every kind of shipwork : a history of Todd Shipyards Corporation, 1916-1981 / by C.
Bradford Mitchell, 1981.

Frame up! The story of Essex, its shipyards and its people. / by Dana Story, 1964.

Haviside Company Catalog. / Haviside Ship Chandlers Sail Makers Ship
Riggers, 1914.

Historical Transactions, 1893-1943. / Society of Naval Architects and Marine
Engineers, 1945.

The Shipping Business in the United States of America. 2 volumes. / Written
by a Group of Authorities; F.G. Fassett, Editor, 1948.

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

Fundamentals of construction and stability of naval ships. / Thomas C. Gillmer, 1969.

Standards in the United States
Final report of a Board of Investigation to inquire into the design and methods
of construction of welded steel merchant vessels 15 July 1946. / Secretary of
the Navy, 1947.

Standards in the United States continued
Rules for building and classing steel vessels. / by the American Bureau of
Shipping. Library has volumes from the period 1942-1982.

Rules for building and classing steel vessels for service on rivers and intracoastal
waterways. / by the American Bureau of Shipping, 1980.

Rules for building and classing steel vessels under 61 meters (200 feet) in
Length. / by the American Bureau of Shipping, 1973.

Rules for the construction of steel ships; British units / det Norske Veritas, 1953.

Steamboats
Memoir on steamboats of the United States of America, printed by the Royal Press, Paris,
1824; translated by Sidney Withington. / M. Marestier, 1957, c1824.

Pacific steamboats. Photos. from the Joe Williamson Marine collection, 1958.

Submarines
Beneath the surface : submarines built in Seattle and Vancouver, 1909-1918. /
by Bill Lightfoot, 2005.

Forged in war : the naval-industrial complex and American submarine construction,
1940-1961. / by Gary E. Weir, 1993.

Todd Shipyard, see Shipyards, above.

Triunfo de la Cruz (Ship)
El Triunfo de la Cruz, the first ship built in the Californias. / by Theodore Henry Hittell,
1963.

Warships, design and construction
The construction and fitting of the English man of war, 1650-1850. / by Peter
Goodwin, 1987.

Naval engineering and American seapower. / editor, Randolph W. King ; associate editor,
Prescott Palmer ; with fifteen contributors, 1989.

Weapons and shipbuilding industry
Guns, sails and empires; technological innovation and the early phases of European
expansion, 1400-1700. / by Carlo M. Cipolla, 1966.

Western Pipe and Steel Company
Steel ships and iron pipe : Western Pipe and Steel Company of California : the
company, the yard, the ships. / by Dean L. Mawdsley, 2002.

Whaling ships, see separate research guide under Shipping.

Wooden ships
The Colonial schooner 1763-1775. / by Harold Hahn, 1981.

The evolution of the wooden ship / Basil Greenhill ; illustrations by Sam
Manning, 1988.

How wooden ships are built : a practical treatise on modern American wooden
ship construction with a supplement on laying off wooden vessels / by H. Cole
Estep, 1984.

Rules for building and classing wood vessels, 1942. / American Bureau of
Shipping, 1942.

Wood: a manual for its use as a shipbuilding material. / U.S. Bureau of Ships, 1957-1962.

Wooden ship : the art, history, and revival of wooden boatbuilding / by Peter H.
Spectre and David Larkin ; principal photography by Paul Rocheleau, chief
contributing photographers Fred Hoogervorst, Benjamin Mendlowitz, Allan
Weitz, 1991.

Yachts, design and construction
Technical yachting, 1971.

Yachting’s book of plans, 1968, c1966.

Yachting under power. / Yachting Publishing Corporation, 1966.

Ship Model Building

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Contemporary scale models of vessels of the seventeenth century… prepared for the Ship
Model Society of New York. / By Henry Brundage Culver, 1926.

Down-easter: building a model of the Benjamin F. Packard. / by Roger Weare Bragdon, 1954.

Modeling the Cutty Sark. / by Edward Bowness. 1976.

Modeling Tudor ships. [By] R. K. Battson. 1955

Models of American sailing ships; a handbook of the ship model collection. Addison Gallery of American Art. With a descriptive text by Robert E. Peabody. c1961

Models in bottles. / Richard Frederick Charles Bartley, 1951.

The national watercraft collection. / by Howard Irving Chapelle. 1960

The neophyte shipmodeler’s jackstay./ by George F. Campbell 1975.

Period ship modeling. Constructional notes, with sixty-five diagrams on the making of an
Elizabethan galleon / by R. K. Battson. 1955.

The rigging of ships in the days of the spritsail topmast, 1600-1720 / R.C. Anderson. 1927

The ship modeler’s workshop./ by R.K. Battson 1954.

Ship modeling hints and tips. / Craine, John Henry, 1973.

Underwater Archaeology

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underwater archaeology reports for cultural resources in California are only partially represented here.

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Shipwrecks—Histories; and Shipwrecks—Pacific Ocean:

Along the shores of time: submerged historic and indigenous resources in the Pacific Rim region. / by Roger E. Kelly, 1999.

Archaeology under water. / by George F. Bass, 1966.

A history of seafaring; based on underwater archaeology. / Edited by George F. Bass, 1972.

Disaster at sea Edward Rowe Snow Disaster at sea : three volumes in one. / By Edward Rowe Snow, 1990.

The disaster log of ships. / by James Gibbs, 1971.

Full fathom five : wrecks of the Spanish Armada. / [by] Colin Martin ; with appendices by Sydney Wignall, 1975.

Gold, galleons, and archaeology : a history of the 1715 Spanish plate fleet and the true story of the great Florida treasure find. / by Robert F. Burgess and Carl J. Clausen, 1976.

Pacific graveyard; a narrative of shipwrecks where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. / by James A. Gibbs, 1964.

Peril at sea : a photographic study of shipwrecks in the Pacific. / “Shipwreck Jim” Gibbs, 1986.

Ships and shipwrecks of the Americas : a history based on underwater archaeology. / edited by George F. Bass, 1988.

Shipwrecks & sea monsters of California’s central coast. / [by] Randall A. Reinstedt ; illustrated by Antone A. Hrusa, 1975.

Shipwrecks off Juan de Fuca. / by James A. Gibbs, 1968.

The tale of a shipwreck. / By James Norman Hall, 1934.

Shipwrecks: Submerged Cultural Assessment Studies:

Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary :
Submerged Cultural Resources assessment / Don P. Morris, James Lima, 1996.

Comet : submerged cultural resources site report, Channel Islands National Park / Matthew A. Russell, 2004.

Submerged cultural resources assessment : Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and Point Reyes National Seashore / by James P. Delgado and Stephen A. Haller, 1989.

Submerged cultural resources inventory : portions of Point Reyes National Seashore and Point Reyes–Farallon Islands National Marine Sanctuary : Phase I Reconnaisance Sessions 1 & 2 ./ by Larry Murphy, editor, et al, 1984.

USS Housatonic site assessment / a cooperative project of National Park Service, Naval Historical Center, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology. / David L.Conlin, editor, 2005.

Yellowstone National Park : submerged resources survey / James E. Bradford … [et al.], 2003.

Naval Shipwrecks:

Tragedy at Honda. / by Charles A. Lockwood and Hans Christian Adamson. With a foreword by
C.W. Nimitz, 1960.

Lost warships : an archaeological tour of war at sea. / James P. Delgado, 2001.

U.S. merchant vessel war casualties of World War II. / Robert M. Browning, Jr, 1996.

Graveyards of the Pacific : from Pearl Harbor to Bikini Atoll. / Robert D. Ballard ; with
Michael Hamilton Morgan, 2001.

“A careless word– a needless sinking” : a history of the staggering losses suffered by the
U.S. Merchant Marine, both in ships and personnel during World War II. / by Arthur R.
Moore, 1983.

The wreck of the Neva : as narrated in the Description of the unfortunate shipwreck of the
frigate Neva of the Russian-American Company. / by V. N. Berkh…, 1979.

Periodicals and journals:

Historical diving. / Historical Diving Society U.S.A., 2004, 2000.

Workshops and Proceedings:

Underwater archaeology, proceedings from the Society for Historical Archaeology
Conference. Underwater archaeology proceedings. 1987, 1989 – 1993, various editors.

In search of our maritime past : proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference on Underwater
Archaeology, Williamsburg, Virginia, January 5-8, 1984. / edited by Jonathan W. Bream …[et al.]./ Society for Historical Archaeology, 1984

SS Matsonia, a cargo ship

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

Title: SS MATSONIA Reconstruction

Date: March 1987 to October 1987.

Creator: Unknown

Extent: 1 cu. ft.

Abstract: Collection of Papers Relating to the SS MATSONIA Re-Construction at Todd Pacific Shipyard in 1987. Collection contains documents relating to certificates, interoffice memos, lists of documents, consumables and tools that represent the re-construction.
Physical Characteristics: The paper documents are mostly photocopied documents arranged by subject or corporate name. Three files of photographic prints are included. Two of these directly relate to the reconstruction of the ship; the earlier file shows portraits of naval officers and L.A. Shipbuilding personnel.

Biography: in 1987 by TODD Shipyard of the SS MATSONIA, a 15,000 ton oil freighter built in 1973 at Chester, Pennsylvania. The vessel was originally built in 1973 for the First Interstate Bank of San Francisco.

Administrative Information:
Repository: Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Access, Use: Prior arrangement with Librarian, Curator, or Museum Director
Preferred Citation for Reference Requests: Collection of SS MATSONIA Reconstruction
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John D. Swanfeldt Collection

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Portrait of John D. Swanfeldt, circa 1944.

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

Title: John D. Swanfeldt Collection

Dates: 1921-1991 (bulk 1935-1947)

Creator: John D. Swanfeldt

Extent: 8 cu. ft.

Physical characteristics: correspondence, documents and photographic prints, ephemera and memorabilia

Abstract:

Documents include birth certificate, educational records, certificates and awards, professional records, awards and certificates from employment for the United States Navy Department, Washington D.C. both prior to and after World War II. The collection contains several hundred personal letters of Swanfeldt to his family and his brother Roy, written from Washington D.C., Boulder, Colorado and Japan during duty there. A portrait of “Jack” in uniform is one of the few images of him as a young man. Objects and memorabilia such as maps, pamphlets, cards, lapel pins, and Navy form a part of this collection.

Biographical Notes:
John Douglas Swanfeldt was born June 21, 1921 in Los Angeles. He attended Le Conte Jr. High School, Hollywood High School, and the University of Southern California. Upon graduation he was employed by the United States Navy Department, Washington D.C.; later he applied for, trained and graduated in 1944 as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Navy. He was later assigned to Japan via San Francisco and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He served in Fukuoka, Japan as a translator and consort. John D. Swanfeldt retired from the Navy Department in 1972. He died in San Gabriel, California in 1996.

Administrative Information:
Repository: Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
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Preferred Citation for Reference Requests: John D. Swanfeldt Collection
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USS Los Angeles, CA-135

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USS Los Angeles, CA-135

8 x 10 photographic print from the I. Roy Coats Brass Room Collection shows the USS Los Angeles underway, circa 1957.

Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library Collection

USS LOS ANGELES CA-135, 1 cu. ft. and Museum artifacts.

The USS Los Angeles, a heavy cruiser, was built at Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1943, and commissioned in 1945 and sailed to the western Pacific to join the 7th Fleet. She returned to San Francisco in 1947 and was de-commissioned in 1948, entering the Pacific Reserve Fleet. The Los Angeles was re-commissioned in 1951, and sailed to join the 7th Fleet in the Korean theater. She returned to Long Beach in 1953 for battle damage repairs. In the next decade she completed 8 more deployments to the Far East. She returned to Long Beach from her final deployment in 1963, was de-commissioned and joined the Pacific Reserve Fleet. The Los Angeles received 5 battle stars for her service during the Korean conflict.

The collection includes parts from the ship, salvaged when it was taken down in 1989. These are on display both inside and outside the Museum. The records of the disposition of the ship and its gunnery records are also part of this collection.

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The Library’s Special Collections

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A portion of the inset from chart, "Preliminary Survey of Anacapa Island and East End of Santa Cruz island California", A.D. Bache, 1856

A portion of the inset from chart, “Preliminary Survey of Anacapa Island and East End of Santa Cruz island California”, A.D. Bache, 1856

The Library’s Special Collections is an open collection consisting of items from the Research Library and Archives on general maritime and Port of Los Angeles geographic and oceanic data selected for easy access and for referencing specific information.

There are four parts to this collection. Each part is described in detail separately. The parts are: Reference Books and Training Manuals, News clippings, Maps and charts, and Pamphlets and ephemera on small craft and recreational boating.

Formats for Maps and charts include navigational charts, pilot charts, maps and atlases, etc. that were published and printed for sale and have been collected for their research and reference value.

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George Billings, 5-Masted Schooner

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Photograph of the logbook for the George Billings, dated 1917-1922.

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

Title: GEORGE BILLINGS Collection

Date: 1905-1923

Creator: Herbert F. Weddle

Extent: 1 cu. ft.

Abstract: The George Billings collection contains ships log books and supporting documentation covering the period of operation of the 5-masted schooner “George E. Billings” as a merchantman in Pacific waters between the years 1905 and 1923.

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William Muller Collection

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From a 4 x 5 negative of ships lines for a tug by William Muller, 1917.

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

Title: William Muller Collection

Date: 1866-1980 (bulk 1865-1936)

Creator: Family of William A. Muller

Extent: 3 cu. ft. plus ships lines

Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, financial statements, estimates, notes and photographs of the many ships produced in the Wilmington and San Pedro vicinity by the shipbuilder William Muller.

Biographical Notes: William Muller, born William (Wilhelm) Adolph August Muller, in 1865 in Germany, came to the United States around 1885 and to California two years later. Early in the twentieth century his reputation as a builder of wooden ferries and tugboats in Wilmington and San Pedro earned him contracts with William Banning, his enterprises and his associates, to build ships for the Catalina Island Line and Wilmington Transportation Company as well as to carry out commissions for other parties. Among Muller’s first productions, the ferries CABRILLO and HERMOSA II were launched in 1904. Muller died in 1936.

Snapshot of Captain William Banning and William Muller (right).

Snapshot of Captain William Banning and William Muller (right).

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Repository: Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Access, Use: Prior arrangement with Librarian, Curator, or Museum Director
Preferred Citation for Reference Requests: William Muller Collection
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