Fellows & Stewart, Inc. — Boatbuilders in the Los Angeles Harbor. :
Object Type:
Print, photographic
Resource type::
Papers, photographs, naval architectural drawings, documents, articles.
Title:
DESCANSO conversion to passenger boat Fellows and Stewart, Inc.
Print size::
8 x 10"
Date::
1945-1950
People / Place:
Fellows & Stewart, Inc. (firm)
Description:
During World War II, Pasadena—based naval architect Dair Long designed the aircraft rescue vessels (ARVs) for the US Army. These high—speed boats (65—feet long) rescued pilots or crew stranded at sea.
Fellows & Stewart was one of several American shipyards that built ARVs under a government contract. After the war, Fellows & Stewart converted several ARVs for recreational or commercial use.
One of the best—known examples is the DESCANSO,
a former ARV transformed into a comfortable commuter yacht.
Subjects:
Boatbuilding--History.
Yacht building.
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