Photographic Highlights of Marine Engineering at California Shipbuilding Corporation, 1941—1945.

These images have been selected by an engineer of a shipyard in Los Angeles Harbor, which built cargo and tanker ships for the U.S. Maritime Commission and war-effort production goals. Available on this website is a page with details about the William A. Bergstrom Engineering Collection of California Shipbuilding Corporation, 1941-1945. See link below.

Approximately 439 black and white photographic prints, the newsletter CalShip Log, training manuals and other documents form the collection available in the Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library. These prints depicting technical aspects of marine engineering were collected or created, and preserved by Cyril Hubert and William Bergstrom, both employed by the shipyard to create full-size templates from ships plans.

For more on this collection, visit Liberty and Victory Ships, a page on this webpage that features Twentieth Century Shipbuilding in Los Angeles Harbor.

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Photographic Highlights of Marine Engineering at California Shipbuilding Corporation, 1941—1945.