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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Independence Seaport Museum, J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Independence Seaport Museum, J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library
Creator:
RTC Shipbuilding Co. (Camden, N.J.).
Title:
RTC Shipbuilding Company records
Date [inclusive]:
1921-1965
Call Number:
RTC
Extent:
8.8 Linear feet (21 containers)
Language:
English
Abstract:
In 1940, Leroy M. Robinson (President), George R. Taylor (Vice-president), and John P. Carson (Secretary and Treasurer) formed RTC Shipbuilding Company in Camden, New Jersey. Their initials are the basis for the name of the company. All three men were former executives at J. H. Mathis Company. Subsequent to the death of Robinson and the retirement of Taylor in 1946, Carson became the firm's president and assumed sole ownership. The RTC Shipbuilding Company records evidence the shipbuilding and repairs conducted by this company from 1934 to 1965. The collection also includes an impressive photographic documentation of the daily work performed on the RTC Shipyard. Heavily involved in ships designed for the Navy in World War II, as well as in building fishing vessels in subsequent years, one of the strengths of this collection lies in the hundreds of records found in the “Shipbuilding records” series. The “Photographs” series is also a strength of the collection, with many images of RTC ships under construction on the worksite and on the water. Additional series, “Business records,” and “Printed materials,” can also be found in this collection.
Cite as:
[Description and date of item], [Box and folder number], RTC Shipbuilding Company records, 1921-1965, Independence Seaport Museum Archives, Philadelphia.
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Biography/History

In 1940, Leroy M. Robinson (President), George R. Taylor (Vice-president), and John P. Carson (Secretary and Treasurer) formed RTC Shipbuilding Company in Camden, New Jersey. Their initials are the basis for the name of the company. All three men were former executives at J. H. Mathis Company. Subsequent to the death of Robinson and the retirement of Taylor in 1946, Carson became the firm's president and assumed sole ownership.

Prior to World War II, the yard produced two oil barges, one tugboat, and six oil tankers. During World War II, twenty-eight self-propelled oil tankers were built for the U.S. Navy. For excellence in workmanship and its high rate of production, the company received two Army-Navy "E" awards, each with four stars. After World War II, the yard returned to commercial work and developed the largest trade in repair of medium size work boats and naval vessels in the Delaware Valley Area.

RTC Shipbuilding Company was located at Delaware Avenue and State Street in Camden, New Jersey. After the company closed, a prison complex was built on the site and, as of 2010, a new development project is planned for the location.

Scope and Contents

The RTC Shipbuilding Company records document the shipbuilding and repair work conducted by this company from 1934 to 1965. The collection also includes impressive photographic documentation of the daily work performed at the RTC Shipyard. The firm was heavily involved in building ships for the Navy in World War II and, later, after the war, in building fishing vessels. The actual construction of these ships is well documented here, comprising the largest and most thorough group of records in the collection. The collection also includes impressive photographic documentation of the ships as well as daily work performed at the RTC shipyard. The collection is divided into four series: “Business records,” “Shipbuilding records,” “Printed materials,” and “Photographs."

The “Business records” series contains miscellaneous correspondence, orders requests, patents, and notices related to the day to day operations of RTC Shipbuilding Company from 1940 to 1960. The series also includes an invitation to an event celebrating RTC’s award of the Army-Navy “E” Series pennant for excellence in 1942 and an invitation to the launching of the ship Morania Abaco on December 9, 1957. Researchers should note that there is very little in the way of general business records, and that a majority of the firm’s surviving records are directly associated with the shipbuilding records and job orders.

The “Shipbuilding records” series, which dates from 1936 to 1965, houses a wide variety of documentation related to shipbuilding and ship repair projects completed by RTC. Researchers will find some or all of the following documents for each ship or project represented: calculations, correspondence, cost data analyses, design plans, installation drawings, materials orders, notes, parts lists, pricing estimates, specifications, work lists and work sheets. The series is divided into four subseries, which reflect the company’s original filing schemes: “Hull numbers,” “Job orders,” “Subject files” and “Other classifications.” The “Hull numbers” subseries, is arranged numerically according to RTC’s hull numbering system. The “Job orders” subseries, is arranged numerically by the job order received by RTC. The “Subject Files” subseries, 1936-1965, is arranged alphabetically by company name or personal name. The “Other Classifications” subseries is divided into three different classifications. The letter “P” refers to an unknown number scheme. The letters “YRBM” refers to submarines, and the letters “YTB” correspond to harbor tugs. The materials are arranged alphabetically by classification letter and range in date from 1950 to 1960. Records in this subseries include design plans, repairs, specifications and cost estimates.

The “Printed materials” series contains tear sheets, articles, brochures and clippings related to naval engineering from 1935 to 1958. This material is arranged alphabetically by subject and covers naval topics such as cruisers, Seine boats and yachts. Many of the tear sheets and articles come from The Rudder and  National Fisherman publications.

The “Photographs” series, 1921-1958, provides visual documentation of the ships that RTC built or repaired, the shipyard, RTC employees at work and company events. It is arranged into five subseries: “Hulls,” “Unidentified Hulls,” “RTC Shipyard,” “Corporate Events” and “Edward G. Brownlee’s photographs of RTC Shipbuilding.” The “Hulls” subseries is arranged numerically by hull number, 110 to 239, and shows a wide representation of the ships that were built by RTC. The photographs show ship launchings and christenings, on ways, framings, trial trips and ships in use on various bodies of water. When noted in the title, negatives of photographs are included in the folders. A few of the folders contain newspaper clippings regarding the launch or christening of a specific ship.

The “Unidentified Hulls” subseries contains photographs of ships that are not identified by hull number. It is arranged alphabetically by ship part or name. There are photographs of various ship systems, a launching, and Seine and tug boats. The material is generally undated. The “RTC Shipyard” subseries contains photographs of construction sites, railways, shipyard, and a company truck. It is arranged alphabetically by subject, and dates from 1939 to 1949. The “Corporate Events” subseries consists of photographs of various events that either the RTC Shipbuilding Company held or whose representatives attended. The images are arranged alphabetically by event name, including dinners, a Christmas party, the Army-Navy “E” Pennant ceremony, a union contract signing and a meeting. The photographs range in date from 1942 to 1955.

The “Edward G. Brownlee” subseries houses photographs, negatives and rolls of film shot by Edward G. Brownlee, an employee of RTC Shipbuilding Company and other Philadelphia region shipbuilders. It is arranged by the number provided on each roll. The photographs, negatives, and rolls of film date from 1921 to 1957. There is a corresponding notebook, which identifies the subject, location or ship, camera settings and the date of the rolls of film. Included at the end of the subseries are two boxes of glass negatives of French ship prints. All are prints of engravings by Jean-Jerome Baugean, a French maritime artist. It is currently unknown how these glass negatives came into the collection or who they originally belonged to.

This collection houses the only known records of the RTC Shipbuilding Company. Though there is not documentation for all the work the firm completed, most researchers looking for records on particular vessels will likely find something here. The collection’s photographs are particularly interesting. In addition to evidencing the work of RTC, candid and posed shots more generally could be used to evidence work at a typical mid-twentieth century shipyard.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Independence Seaport Museum, J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Megan Good and Forrest Wright

Sponsor

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Custodial History

Accession # 1988.5.

Processing Information note

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

This collection was minimally processed in 2009-2011, as part of an experimental project conducted under the auspices of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries to help eliminate processing backlog in Philadelphia repositories. A minimally processed collection is one processed at a less intensive rate than traditionally thought necessary to make a collection ready for use by researchers. When citing sources from this collection, researchers are advised to defer to folder titles provided in the finding aid rather than those provided on the physical folder.

Employing processing strategies outlined in Mark Greene's and Dennis Meissner's 2005 article, More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Processing Approaches to Deal With Late 20th-Century Collections, the project team tested the limits of minimal processing on collections of all types and ages, in 23 Philadelphia area repositories. A primary goal of the project, the team processed at an average rate of 2-3 hours per linear foot of records, a fraction of the time ordinarily reserved for the arrangement and description of collections. Among other time saving strategies, the project team did not extensively review the content of the collections, replace acidic folders or complete any preservation work.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Independence Seaport Museum: Thomas D. Bowes, M.E., Associates Inc. records; John H. Mathis Company records; Mary West collection of RTC Shipbuilding Records; Edward G. Brownlee personal papers.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum: Edward G. Brownlee papers, 1934-1946, MS 25.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • RTC Shipbuilding Co. (Camden, N.J.).
Form/Genre(s)
  • Brochures
  • Business records
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Measured drawings
  • Photographs
  • Ships plans
Geographic Name(s)
  • Camden (N.J.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Baugéan, Jean-Jérôme, 1764-1819
  • Brownlee, Edward G., b. 1912
Subject(s)
  • Cruisers (Warships)
  • Fireboats
  • Fishing boats
  • Marine engineering
  • Naval architecture -- Designs and plans
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shipbuilding industry
  • Shipbuilding industry--New Jersey
  • Tankers
  • Tugboats
  • World War II

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Business Records, 1940-1960.

Box Folder

Early business records, 1940.

1 1
Correspondence and invitation for Army-Navy "E" Award, 1942.
Related Archival Materials note

Photographs of this event can be found in the "Photographs" series, Box 18: Folder 17.

1 2

Correspondence, 1958-1959.

1 3

Delivery receipts, 1958-1959.

1 4

Disposition of stock, 1958-1960.

1 5

Fish Products Corporation records, 1948-1959.

1 6

Launch of Morania Abaco, hull number 293, event invitation, 1957 December 9.

1 7

List of boat information, undated.

1 8

Material estimates, 1958-1959.

1 9

Material orders, 1958-1959.

1 10

Patent for Donald Cameron Hankin, number 2772759, 1956 December 4.

1 11

Repairs to Jersey Central and B and O Railroad tugs, 1953.

1 12

Shipbuilding schedules, 1949-1957.

1 13

Shipping notices, 1958-1959.

1 14

Series II. Shipbuilding Records, 1936-1965.

Subseries a. Hull numbers, 1941-1959.

Box Folder

Hull numbers 134, 135: George Whitlock I, notes and design plans, 1941 February.

1 15

Hull number 136: 260'-0" Tanker T.W. Drennen, notes and design plans, 1941 September.

1 16

Hull number 137: 190'-0" Tanker Sea Girt, notes, 1949 May.

2 1

Hull number 137: Motor tanker John D. Caddell, design plans, 1941 December.

2 2

Hull numbers 138, 139: Tanker George Whitlock II, design plans, 1942 February.

2 3

Hull number 171: Tanker W.A. Weber, design plans, 1947 January.

2 4

Hull number 183: Fishing vessel Barnegat, design plans and notes, 1948-1954.

2 5-7

Hull numbers 183, 184: Fishing vessels Barnegat and  Brigantine, calculations, 1948.

2 8

Hull numbers 183, 184, 186, 189, 190: Fishing vessels Barnegat,  Brigantine,  Manasquan,  Beach Haven, and  Sea Girt, spare propeller shafting, 1948.

2 9

Hull numbers 183, 184, 186, 189, 190: Fishing vessels Barnegat,  Brigantine,  Manasquan,  Beach Haven, and  Sea Girt, spare parts lists, 1949.

2 10

Hull numbers 183, 193, 195, 220, 230: Menhaden fishing vessels for Fish Products Company, Beaufort, North Carolina design plans, 1948-1955.

3 1

Hull number 184: Fishing vessel Brigantine, work lists, 1948-1950.

3 2

Hull number 185: Fire boat Bernard Samuels, notes, 1948.

3 3

Hull number 186: Fishing vessel Manasquan, notes, 1949 May.

3 4

Hull number 188: Tug Newark, calculations, 1949.

3 5

Hull number 189: Fishing vessel Beach Haven, radar installation and paint, 1950 January.

3 6

Hull number 190: Fishing vessel Sea Girt, notes, 1949-1951.

3 7

Hull number 191: Fishing vessel Shinnecock, calculations, 1949.

3 8

Hull number 193: Fishing vessel Little Gull class, correspondence and notes, 1949.

4 1

Hull number 193, 194: Fishing vessel Little Gull class and  Absecon, cost estimates, pricing, and checklists, 1949 November.

4 2

Hull number 194: Fishing vessel Absecon, design plans and notes, 1950-1954.

4 3

Hull numbers 195, 196, 202: Fishing vessels Brandywine,  Shrewsbury, and  East Hampton, notes and cost analysis, 1950.

4 4

Hull number 197: 101'-0" diesel tug Resolute, calculations, 1950.

4 5

Hull number 197: Diesel tug Resolute, correspondence with McAllister Brothers, 1950 March.

4 6

Hull numbers 198, 199, 200, 201: Fire boats Franklin,  Delaware,  Captain Crotty, and  Kabait, cost analysis, 1950.

4 7

Hull numbers 203, 204: Fishing vessels Indian River and  Rehoboth, cost analysis, 1951.

4 8

Hull numbers 203, 204, 205: Fishing vessels East Hampton,  Indian River,  Rehoboth, and  Nantucket, notes, 1950-1951.

4 9

Hull numbers 205, 206: Fish boats Nantucket and  Maidstone, design plan and calculations, 1951.

5 1

Hull number 207: 110'-0" Diesel tug Tamaqua, design plans, 1950-1951.

5 2-4

Hull numbers 207, 208, 209: Tugs Tamaqua,  Pottsville, and  Shamokin, notes, 1951-1952.

5 5-6

Hull numbers 207, 208, 209: Tugs Tamaqua,  Pottsville, and  Shamokin, steel orders for Reading Railroad, 1951-1952.

5 7

Hull number 210: Tug Ellis Gimbel, notes, correspondence and design plans, 1951.

5 8

Hull numbers 212, 213, 214, 215: Tugs for Central Railroad of New Jersey designs, 1952-1953.

6 1

Hull numbers 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219: Tugs Liberty,  Sandy Hook,  Sound Shore,  Communipaw,  Roy B. White,  Howard E. Simpson,  William C. Baker and  Walter L. Price, cost data, 1952-1953.

6 2

Hull numbers 216, 217, 218, 219: Tugs Roy B. White,  Howard E. Simpson,  William C. Baker and  Walter L. Price, cost data, 1953.

6 3

Hull number 220: Fishing vessel Moriches, cost data, 1953 May.

6 4

Hull numbers 221, 226: Fishing vessels Winter Quarter and  Amagansett, cost analysis, 1954.

6 5

Hull numbers 222, 223, 224, 225: Tugs Lehigh,  Schuylkill,  Delaware and  Brandywine, cost analysis, 1954.

6 6

Hull number 226: Fishing vessel Amagansett, cost analysis, 1954.

6 7

Hull number 230: Fishing vessel Parramore Banks, cost analysis and correspondence, 1955.

6 8

Hull number 231: Fishing vessel Napeague, cost totals, 1955.

6 9

Hull number 232: Tug Holland, notes and correspondence, 1955.

6 10

Hull number 233: Barge Mary J. Sheridan, notes and cost analysis, 1955.

6 11

Hull number 234: Fire boat Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro, Jr., notes, 1956.

6 12

Hull number 235: Tanker Morania Marlin, cost analysis, 1956.

6 13

Hull number 238: Tug Dalzell III, weekly cost reports, 1957.

6 14

Hull number 239: Tanker Morania Abaco, cost analysis, 1958.

6 15

Hull number 243: Passenger ship Port Welcome, designs and notes, 1959.

7 1

Subseries b. Job orders, 1947-1959.

Box Folder

Job order number 509: 90'-0" Wooden house lighter for Fish Products Company, 1947 April-1947 June.

7 2

Job order number 658: Project for H.P. Humphries, 1950.

7 3

Job order number 687: Fishing boat Thomas C. McNeal for Fish Products Company, 1948 May-1948 June.

7 4

Job order number 706: Menhaden fishing boat Little Joe, includes work lists, chemist certificates and design plans, 1947-1949.

7 5

Job order numbers 708, 717, 768, 2147: Repairs to Menhaden fish boats for McKeever Brothers, 1948-1953.

7 6

Job order numbers 907, 1958: Seine boats, 1950-1952.

7 7

Job order numbers 907, 3450: Plans of 34'-0" Aluminum Seine boat, 1950.

7 8

Job order numbers 907, 1100, 1131, 1150, 1972, 1973, 1974, 2037, 2058, 4153: Seine boat costs and repairs for Fish Products Company, 1950-1959.

8 1

Job order numbers 1156, 3794: 36'-0" Aluminum Seine boats test reports, 1958.

8 2

Job order number 1251: 135'-9" Fishing vessel for Fish Products Company forging tests, 1951 January-1951 March.

8 3

Job order number 1497: Fishing vessel East Hampton for Fish Products Company worksheets, 1951-1952.

8 4

Job order number 1899: 36'-0" Aluminum Seine boats changes and credits, 1958.

8 5

Job order number 2104: Menhaden fishing vessel Little Joe material orders and repairs for McKeever Brothers, 1953 July-1953 September.

8 6

Job order numbers 3508, 3609: Yard tug workboat and Seine boat hydraulic drives for Fish Products Company, undated.

8 7

Job order number 3679: 36'-0" Seine boat designs, 1957.

8 8

Job order number 3679: Miscellaneous data for 36'-0" Seine boat, 1957.

8 9

Job order number 3679: Calculations for 36'-0" Seine boat, 1957-1958.

8 10

Job order number 3679: Correspondence regarding 36'-0" Seine boat, 1958.

8 11

Job order number 3794: Material orders for 36'-0" Seine boats, 1957-1958.

9 1

Job order number 3794: Material lists for 36'-0" Seine boat, 1958.

9 2

Job order numbers 3794, 3680: Miscellaneous notes and sketches for 36'-0" Seine boats, 1958.

9 3

Job order number 3995: Equipment quotations for 36'-0" Aluminum Seine boat, 1958.

9 4

Job order number 4075: Internal ring gears for Fish Products Company, 1958 August.

9 5

Subseries c. Subject Files, 1936-1965.

Box Folder

Baker Whitely Towing Company: 104'-0" Diesel tug Britannia, 1960-1963.

9 6

Boston Fishing Company: 99'-9" Steel dragger, 1959.

9 7

Thomas D. Bowes: Design plan 844, 92'-9" Diesel tug design plan, 1952 April 17.

9 8

E.G. Brownlee: 64'-6" tanker notes and plans, 1936.

9 9

E.G. Brownlee: Miscellaneous boat notes and sketches, 1963-1965.

9 10

E.G. Brownlee: 17'-0' Sailing dory, undated.

9 11

Guy T. Calafato: 21'-0" Duck boat, 1954-1955.

9 12

Coast Engineering Company: 128'-0" Screw ferry cost analysis and correspondence, 1959.

9 13

Colonial Sand and Stone Company: Design plans, 1955-1960.

10 1

Colonial Sand and Stone Company: Tug design plans and order, 1959.

10 2

Dalzell Towing Company: Tugs, 1955.

10 3

Fish Products Company: Boat hoisters and air conditioning electrical system for 22'-6" Yard tug and 19'-0" Work boat, 1950s.

10 4

General Motors: 78'-6", 106'-0" and 95'-6" Diesel tugs, 1954-1956.

10 5

Mathis Company: Hull number 120, 140'-0" Tanker design plan, 1937.

10 6

Mathis Company: Hull numbers 124 and 125 tankers, undated.

10 7

Mathis Company: Hull number 128 125'-0" Tanker design plan, 1939.

10 8

Mathis Company: Hull number 128, Design plans for pumps, 1940.

10 9

McAllister Brothers: Conversion from steam to diesel for 128'-0" Tug, 1948-1950.

11 1

McAllister Brothers: Notes for 101'-0" Diesel Tug, 1957.

11 2

Morania Oil Tanker Corporation: Cost analysis and notes for several barges, 1955-1960.

11 3

Panama Canal Company: Tug requests and specifications, 1959.

11 4

Pennsylvania Railroad Company: 106'-0" Harbor tug, 1955-1960.

11 5

A.G. Schoomaker Company: Repowering tugs, 1955-1956.

11 6

Wiley Manufacturing Company: Hull number 620, 155'-0" Menhaden fishing vessel, 1963 February.

12 1

Yacht Sales and Services: Director notes and designs, 1947-1948.

12 2

Subseries d. Other classifications, 1950-1960.

Scope and Contents note

There are three classifications of identification schemes in use in this subseries. They are: "P," which refers to an unidentified scheme; "YRBM," which denotes submarines; and "YTB," which denotes harbor tugs.

Box Folder

P-120: 70'-0" STL diesel tug design plans, 1950.

12 3

P-128: 40'-0" Harbor patrol boat design plan, undated.

12 4

YRBM 7: Submarine repair, berthing and messing barge for United States Navy, 1958-1960.

12 5

YRBM 800: Submarine repair, berthing, and messing barge for United States Navy, 1958.

13 1

YTB 752: United States Navy harbor tug specifications and cost estimates, 1958.

13 2

YTB 760: United States Navy harbor tug specifications, 1960.

13 3

YTB 760: United States Navy harbor tug design plans, 1960 April 16.

13 4

Series III. Printed Materials, 1934-1963.

Box Folder

Boats: Tear sheets and brochures on skiffs, yachts, and canoes, 1944-1946.

13 5

Cruisers under 25'-0": Tear sheets, 1935-1945.

14 1

Cruisers 25'-0"-30'-0": Tear sheets, 1937-1946.

14 2

Cruisers 30'-0"-40'-0": Tear sheets, 1939-1945.

14 3

Cruisers over 40'-0": Tear sheets, 1938-1946.

14 4

Day sailers: Tear sheets and brochures, 1936-1945.

14 5

Engines: Manuals and brochures, 1956-1957.

14 6

Hull data: Articles from The Rudder magazine, 1945.

14 7

Ice boats: Tear sheets, 1939-1945.

14 8

Life boats and tenders: Tear sheets, 1936, 1940.

14 9

Menhaden fishing vessel: Advertisements, undated.

14 10

Motor sailers: Tear sheets, 1942-1946.

14 11

Operations and maintenance: Brochures, pamphlets and articles, 1934-1946.

14 12

Power yachts: Tear sheets, 1944-1946.

14 13

Reading Railroad: Clippings of tugs, undated.

14 14

Seine boats: Brochures and tear sheets, 1950s.

15 1

Seine boats - Welding data: Brochures, 1957-1958.

15 2

Spars, sails and rigging: Issues of The Rudder magazine, 1936-1945.

15 3

Wiley Manufacturing Company: National Fisherman issue related to Wiley Manufacturing Company, 1963 January.

15 4

Yacht construction: Tear sheets and brochures, 1937-1946.

15 5

Yacht design - Power: Tear sheets, 1939-1945.

15 6

Yacht design - Sail: Tear sheets and issues of The Rudder magazine, 1942-1945.

15 7

Yacht history: Articles, 1943-1946.

15 8

Yacht machinery: Brochures and clippings, 1939-1946.

15 9

Miscellaneous clippings and reports, 1942-1956.

15 10

Series IV. Photographs, 1921-1958.

Scope and Contents note

All folders that indicate (negative) or (negatives) contain photographs and the original negatives.

Subseries a. Hulls, 1935-1958.

Box Folder

Hull number 110: Floating Hospital built by J.H. Mathis Company, circa 1935.

16 1

Hull numbers 131, 132: Hygrade 4 and  Hygrade 6, launching and on ways, 1940.

16 2

Hull number 133: Tug Amboy, launching, on ways and newspaper clippings regarding launch, 1940 November.

16 3

Hull number 134: Tanker George Whitlock I, launching and christening, 1942.

16 4

Hull numbers 135, 136: Tankers F.W. Lloyd and  T.W. Drennen, launch preparation and framing, 1941.

16 5

Hull number 136: Tanker T.W. Drennen, launching and christening, 1941 July 19.

16 6

Hull number 137: Motor Tanker John B. Caddell, launching and trial trip, 1941.

16 7

Hull number 137: Group of women and Leroy Robinson attending launch, 1941.

16 8

Hull number 137: Group of women and Leroy Robinson attending launching [negative], 1941.

16 9

Hull number 138: Tanker George Whitlock II, launching, 1942.

16 10

Hull number 138: Frank Bushey, Warren Elsie, and unidentified man, undated.

16 11

Hull number 138: Frank Bushey and Warren Elsie, undated.

16 12

Hull number 140: Tanker U.S.S. Derrick, launching with workers and newspaper article about ship, 1942 November.

16 13

Hull number 144: Yard oiler U.S.S. Syncline (United States Navy YO-63), sea trials, 1943 June 21.

16 14

Hull numbers 145, 146: United States Navy yard oiler (United States Navy YO-69 and YO-70), launching, 1943 July 3.

16 15

Hull number 148: United States Navy yard oiler (United States Navy YO-72), launching, 1943 September 45.

16 16

Hull numbers 165, 166: United States Navy yard oilers (United States Navy YO-90 and YO-91), launching and christening, 1945 June 9.

16 17

Hull number 175: Barge Crab Island, in use, after 1947.

16 18

Hull number 183: Tug Barnegat, undated.

17 1

Hull number 185: Fire boat Bernard Samuels, 1948.

17 2

Hull number 185, 198, 199: Fire boats Bernard Samuels,  Franklin, and  Delaware, undated.

17 3

Hull number 189: 125'-0" Menhaden fishing boat Beach Haven, 1948.

17 4

Hull number 190: Fishing vessel Sea Girt, undated.

17 5

Hull number 197: Tug Resolute, 1950.

17 6

Hull number 198: Fire boat Franklin, 1950.

17 7

Hull number 201: Fire boat Kabait (Little Girl Firefighter) with barge  Shimson, 1950.

17 8

Hull number 206: Fishing boat Maidstone, 1951.

17 9
Oversize

Hull number 207: Tug Tamaqua, 1951.

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Box Folder

Hull number 208: Tug Shamokin winning the New York Harbor Tug Race [negative], undated.

17 10

Hull number 211: 38'-0" Work boat Alex M., undated.

17 11

Hull number 212: Tug Liberty, undated.

17 12

Hull number 214: Tug Sound Shore, damage, undated.

17 13

Hull number 215: 110'-0" Tug Communipaw, 1953.

17 14

Hull number 216: Tug Roy B. White, 1953.

17 15

Hull number 217: Tug Howard E. Simpson, undated.

17 16

Hull number 218: Tug William C. Baker, launching, 1953.

17 17

Hull number 220: Tug Moriches, in use, 1953.

17 18

Hull number 221: Menhaden boat Winter Quarter and lowering Seine boats, undated.

17 19

Hull number 222: Tug Lehigh, launching, 1953 September.

17 20

Hull number 224: Tug Delaware, launching with newspaper article about launching, 1950.

17 21

Hull number 226: Fishing vessel Amagansett, launching, 1954.

17 22

Hull number 227: Tug Philadelphia on Delaware River, 1954.

17 23

Hull number 228: Tug Chicago and newspaper article about launching, 1955.

18 1

Hull number 233: Barge Mary J. Sheridan, launching, 1955 October 19.

18 2

Hull number 235: Tanker Morania Marlin, launching [negative], 1956.

18 3

Hull number 236: Tug Dalzell I pushing B and O Railroad barges, undated.

18 4

Hull number 237: Tug Dalzell II, launching, 1957.

18 5

Hull number 239: Tanker Morania Abaco at sea, 1956-1958.

18 6

Subseries b. Unidentified hulls, 1946 December 3, undated.

Box Folder

Launching of unidentified ship, undated.

18 7

Rudder, 1946 December 3.

18 8

Seine boats, undated.

18 9

Pump systems for ship, undated.

18 10

Tug Lacey 3, undated.

18 11

Tug Pimeno of Maracaibo, undated.

18 12

Subseries c. RTC Shipyard, 1939-1949.

Oversize

Aerial view of RTC Shipbuilding Corporation, 1949.

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Box Folder

Marine railways, circa 1947.

18 13

RTC Shipbuilding Corporation truck, undated.

18 14

RTC Shipyard construction, 1939-1942.

18 15

Subseries d. Corporate events, 1942-1955.

Box Folder

42nd Annual Dinner of the Oil Trade Association of Philadelphia, Inc., 1955 January 12.

18 16

Army-Navy "E" Pennant Ceremony, 1942 November 21.

18 17

Christmas Party, undated.

18 18

Dinner parties, undated.

18 19

James A. Gravenor, Harry Sheridan (President of Sheridan Towing and Transportation Company), John P. Carson, and unidentified man [negative], undated.

18 20

Union contract signing [negative], undated.

18 21

Subseries e. Edward G. Brownlee, 1921-1957.

Box Folder

Roll number 4: Various unidentified ships, undated.

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Roll number 5: Salisbury, Maryland Shipyard and ships F.W. Lloyd,  T.W. Drennen, and unidentified ships, undated.

19 2

Roll number 7: Launch of Hull number 136 T.W. Drennen; a Saturday at Chesapeake City and various ships including the  Delmarva, undated.

19 3

Roll number 11: Launch of Hull number 138, George Whitlock II with the Tug  Caspian, 1942 February.

19 4

Roll number 12: Trial trip of Hull number 138, George Whitlock II, 1942 February.

19 5

Roll number 13: Various unidentified ships and Riverton, New Jersey, 1942 July 4.

19 6

Roll number 15: Luckrys' Spider; Scenes of Dredge Harbor and various ships including  Gull and  C.G.A.II, undated.

19 7

Unidentified shipyard [negative], 1934.

19 8

Builder's model of three mast schooner Annie C. Grace [negatives], 1935.

19 9

Various Seine boats, 1957 August 26.

19 10

Various ships including Albert C. Mulford,  Ethalinda Blackman,  Richard Rolbins,  Mary Carolyn,  Sheppard Campbell,  A.B. Newcomb,  Eva S. Cullison,  Magic,  Alert,  Araminita, and unidentified ships [negatives], undated.

19 11

Various ships including Brilliant,  Dupacid,  Gettysburg,  Poling Bros. No. 9, a Hygrade Tanker, and the Mathis Shipyard, undated.

19 12

Various ships including Chinook,  Amboy,  St. Paul,  St. Thomas,  Gypsum Prince,  M.S. Ward,  Lai Ping, S.S.  Tagliements,  Livenza,  Topeka,  San Pedro,  Munaries,  Rifukumani,  William A. Paine, United States government boats, S.S.  Losmar,  Silverelm,  Kabinca,  California,  Bering,  Coral,  Bristol,  Baron Deschmont, S.S.  Frode,  Steel Inventor,  Walter A. Luckenbach, City of New York Views, and unidentified ships, undated.

19 13

Various ships including Hull numbers 107, 108, Poling Bros. No. 9,  Brilliant,  Gettysburg, and unidentified ships, undated.

19 14

Various unidentified boats and areas; single negative image of sailboat, undated.

19 15
Rolls of film negatives, undated.
Scope and Contents note

This box includes sixteen rolls of 35mm negatives as follows: Roll 1: unidentified; Roll 2: Boat fittings, trial trip, and fig-head; Roll 3: Launching, Lumber schooner, miscellaneous; Roll 4: Hull number 135, 136, schooner, yacht; Roll 5: Hull numbers 135, 136, Brewingtons; Roll 6: unidentified; Roll 7: Hull number 137  Chesapeake Bay,  T.W. Drennen; Roll 8: Launching of  Gull and after; Roll 9:  Gull on Delaware River and trial trip of Hull number 136  T.W. Drennen; Roll 10: Hull 137, 138, and  Chesapeake Cruise, Roll 11: Hull number 138, launch of  George Whitlock II; Roll 12: Hull number 138, trial trip of  George Whitlock II; Roll 13-15: unidentified, Roll 16: Shipyard construction

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Notebook, which identifies Brownlee's photographs, 1941-1943.

20 17

Glass negatives of French ship prints by marine artist J.J. Baugean, 1921 May 27, 1921 August 24.

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