Concrete Ships Collection.
DATES OF MATERIAL:
75 photographic prints: b&w; 5 x 7 in. and 8 x 10 in.
LOCAL CONTROL NUMBERS:
San Diego History Center
Booth Historical Photograph Archives
P.O. Box 81825
San Diego, CA 92138
Gift of Vernon Wahrenbrock, 1996 (1996/003).
Open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, contact the curator of the Booth Historical Photograph Archives at the San Diego Historical Society. Reproduction or publication of any part of this collection must include the following information next to the image(s) or in a special section of credits: Concrete Ships Collection, San Diego History Center: Booth Historical Photograph Collection.
Arrangement: by size and local control number. Forms part of the San Diego Historical Society Original Print Collection.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
Taken by Vernon Wahrenbrock while working for Concrete Ship Constructors in National City during World War II, these photographs show concrete ship construction, interiors, crewmembers, and christenings.
Concrete Ship Constructors (National City, Calif.)
Boat & ship industry – California – San Diego – 1940-1950.
Ships, Concrete – California – San Diego.
Shipbuilding – California – San Diego.
Shipyards – California – San Diego.
|1996/003.1-26||Shipyard, cranes, concrete ship construction, welders, painters, ship-christening ceremony.|
|1996/003.27-37||Concrete ship construction, shipyards, shipyard workers, detail of interior steel frames.|
|1996/003.38-42||Completed and launched concrete ships.|
|1996/003.43-64||Ship interiors including mess hall, galley, engine room, repair, machine, and paint shop, refrigeration area.|
|1996/003.65-75||Ship christening and launching ceremonies for various concrete ships, launching party.|