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RTC Shipbuilding Company records


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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.

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.

Accession # 1988.5.

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.

Independence Seaport Museum, J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library
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Finding aid prepared by Megan Good and Forrest Wright
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.
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Collection Inventory

Early business records, 1940.
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence and invitation for Army-Navy "E" Award, 1942.
Box 1 Folder 2
Related Archival Materials note

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

Correspondence, 1958-1959.
Box 1 Folder 3
Delivery receipts, 1958-1959.
Box 1 Folder 4
Disposition of stock, 1958-1960.
Box 1 Folder 5
Fish Products Corporation records, 1948-1959.
Box 1 Folder 6
Launch of Morania Abaco, hull number 293, event invitation, 1957 December 9.
Box 1 Folder 7
List of boat information, undated.
Box 1 Folder 8
Material estimates, 1958-1959.
Box 1 Folder 9
Material orders, 1958-1959.
Box 1 Folder 10
Patent for Donald Cameron Hankin, number 2772759, 1956 December 4.
Box 1 Folder 11
Repairs to Jersey Central and B and O Railroad tugs, 1953.
Box 1 Folder 12
Shipbuilding schedules, 1949-1957.
Box 1 Folder 13
Shipping notices, 1958-1959.
Box 1 Folder 14

Hull numbers 134, 135: George Whitlock I, notes and design plans, 1941 February.
Box 1 Folder 15
Hull number 136: 260'-0" Tanker T.W. Drennen, notes and design plans, 1941 September.
Box 1 Folder 16
Hull number 137: 190'-0" Tanker Sea Girt, notes, 1949 May.
Box 2 Folder 1
Hull number 137: Motor tanker John D. Caddell, design plans, 1941 December.
Box 2 Folder 2
Hull numbers 138, 139: Tanker George Whitlock II, design plans, 1942 February.
Box 2 Folder 3
Hull number 171: Tanker W.A. Weber, design plans, 1947 January.
Box 2 Folder 4
Hull number 183: Fishing vessel Barnegat, design plans and notes, 1948-1954.
Box 2 Folder 5-7
Hull numbers 183, 184: Fishing vessels Barnegat and Brigantine, calculations, 1948.
Box 2 Folder 8
Hull numbers 183, 184, 186, 189, 190: Fishing vessels Barnegat, Brigantine, Manasquan, Beach Haven, and Sea Girt, spare propeller shafting, 1948.
Box 2 Folder 9
Hull numbers 183, 184, 186, 189, 190: Fishing vessels Barnegat, Brigantine, Manasquan, Beach Haven, and Sea Girt, spare parts lists, 1949.
Box 2 Folder 10
Hull numbers 183, 193, 195, 220, 230: Menhaden fishing vessels for Fish Products Company, Beaufort, North Carolina design plans, 1948-1955.
Box 3 Folder 1
Hull number 184: Fishing vessel Brigantine, work lists, 1948-1950.
Box 3 Folder 2
Hull number 185: Fire boat Bernard Samuels, notes, 1948.
Box 3 Folder 3
Hull number 186: Fishing vessel Manasquan, notes, 1949 May.
Box 3 Folder 4
Hull number 188: Tug Newark, calculations, 1949.
Box 3 Folder 5
Hull number 189: Fishing vessel Beach Haven, radar installation and paint, 1950 January.
Box 3 Folder 6
Hull number 190: Fishing vessel Sea Girt, notes, 1949-1951.
Box 3 Folder 7
Hull number 191: Fishing vessel Shinnecock, calculations, 1949.
Box 3 Folder 8
Hull number 193: Fishing vessel Little Gull class, correspondence and notes, 1949.
Box 4 Folder 1
Hull number 193, 194: Fishing vessel Little Gull class and Absecon, cost estimates, pricing, and checklists, 1949 November.
Box 4 Folder 2
Hull number 194: Fishing vessel Absecon, design plans and notes, 1950-1954.
Box 4 Folder 3
Hull numbers 195, 196, 202: Fishing vessels Brandywine, Shrewsbury, and East Hampton, notes and cost analysis, 1950.
Box 4 Folder 4
Hull number 197: 101'-0" diesel tug Resolute, calculations, 1950.
Box 4 Folder 5
Hull number 197: Diesel tug Resolute, correspondence with McAllister Brothers, 1950 March.
Box 4 Folder 6
Hull numbers 198, 199, 200, 201: Fire boats Franklin, Delaware, Captain Crotty, and Kabait, cost analysis, 1950.
Box 4 Folder 7
Hull numbers 203, 204: Fishing vessels Indian River and Rehoboth, cost analysis, 1951.
Box 4 Folder 8
Hull numbers 203, 204, 205: Fishing vessels East Hampton, Indian River, Rehoboth, and Nantucket, notes, 1950-1951.
Box 4 Folder 9
Hull numbers 205, 206: Fish boats Nantucket and Maidstone, design plan and calculations, 1951.
Box 5 Folder 1
Hull number 207: 110'-0" Diesel tug Tamaqua, design plans, 1950-1951.
Box 5 Folder 2-4
Hull numbers 207, 208, 209: Tugs Tamaqua, Pottsville, and Shamokin, notes, 1951-1952.
Box 5 Folder 5-6
Hull numbers 207, 208, 209: Tugs Tamaqua, Pottsville, and Shamokin, steel orders for Reading Railroad, 1951-1952.
Box 5 Folder 7
Hull number 210: Tug Ellis Gimbel, notes, correspondence and design plans, 1951.
Box 5 Folder 8
Hull numbers 212, 213, 214, 215: Tugs for Central Railroad of New Jersey designs, 1952-1953.
Box 6 Folder 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.
Box 6 Folder 2
Hull numbers 216, 217, 218, 219: Tugs Roy B. White, Howard E. Simpson, William C. Baker and Walter L. Price, cost data, 1953.
Box 6 Folder 3
Hull number 220: Fishing vessel Moriches, cost data, 1953 May.
Box 6 Folder 4
Hull numbers 221, 226: Fishing vessels Winter Quarter and Amagansett, cost analysis, 1954.
Box 6 Folder 5
Hull numbers 222, 223, 224, 225: Tugs Lehigh, Schuylkill, Delaware and Brandywine, cost analysis, 1954.
Box 6 Folder 6
Hull number 226: Fishing vessel Amagansett, cost analysis, 1954.
Box 6 Folder 7
Hull number 230: Fishing vessel Parramore Banks, cost analysis and correspondence, 1955.
Box 6 Folder 8
Hull number 231: Fishing vessel Napeague, cost totals, 1955.
Box 6 Folder 9
Hull number 232: Tug Holland, notes and correspondence, 1955.
Box 6 Folder 10
Hull number 233: Barge Mary J. Sheridan, notes and cost analysis, 1955.
Box 6 Folder 11
Hull number 234: Fire boat Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro, Jr., notes, 1956.
Box 6 Folder 12
Hull number 235: Tanker Morania Marlin, cost analysis, 1956.
Box 6 Folder 13
Hull number 238: Tug Dalzell III, weekly cost reports, 1957.
Box 6 Folder 14
Hull number 239: Tanker Morania Abaco, cost analysis, 1958.
Box 6 Folder 15
Hull number 243: Passenger ship Port Welcome, designs and notes, 1959.
Box 7 Folder 1
Job order number 509: 90'-0" Wooden house lighter for Fish Products Company, 1947 April-1947 June.
Box 7 Folder 2
Job order number 658: Project for H.P. Humphries, 1950.
Box 7 Folder 3
Job order number 687: Fishing boat Thomas C. McNeal for Fish Products Company, 1948 May-1948 June.
Box 7 Folder 4
Job order number 706: Menhaden fishing boat Little Joe, includes work lists, chemist certificates and design plans, 1947-1949.
Box 7 Folder 5
Job order numbers 708, 717, 768, 2147: Repairs to Menhaden fish boats for McKeever Brothers, 1948-1953.
Box 7 Folder 6
Job order numbers 907, 1958: Seine boats, 1950-1952.
Box 7 Folder 7
Job order numbers 907, 3450: Plans of 34'-0" Aluminum Seine boat, 1950.
Box 7 Folder 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.
Box 8 Folder 1
Job order numbers 1156, 3794: 36'-0" Aluminum Seine boats test reports, 1958.
Box 8 Folder 2
Job order number 1251: 135'-9" Fishing vessel for Fish Products Company forging tests, 1951 January-1951 March.
Box 8 Folder 3
Job order number 1497: Fishing vessel East Hampton for Fish Products Company worksheets, 1951-1952.
Box 8 Folder 4
Job order number 1899: 36'-0" Aluminum Seine boats changes and credits, 1958.
Box 8 Folder 5
Job order number 2104: Menhaden fishing vessel Little Joe material orders and repairs for McKeever Brothers, 1953 July-1953 September.
Box 8 Folder 6
Job order numbers 3508, 3609: Yard tug workboat and Seine boat hydraulic drives for Fish Products Company, undated.
Box 8 Folder 7
Job order number 3679: 36'-0" Seine boat designs, 1957.
Box 8 Folder 8
Job order number 3679: Miscellaneous data for 36'-0" Seine boat, 1957.
Box 8 Folder 9
Job order number 3679: Calculations for 36'-0" Seine boat, 1957-1958.
Box 8 Folder 10
Job order number 3679: Correspondence regarding 36'-0" Seine boat, 1958.
Box 8 Folder 11
Job order number 3794: Material orders for 36'-0" Seine boats, 1957-1958.
Box 9 Folder 1
Job order number 3794: Material lists for 36'-0" Seine boat, 1958.
Box 9 Folder 2
Job order numbers 3794, 3680: Miscellaneous notes and sketches for 36'-0" Seine boats, 1958.
Box 9 Folder 3
Job order number 3995: Equipment quotations for 36'-0" Aluminum Seine boat, 1958.
Box 9 Folder 4
Job order number 4075: Internal ring gears for Fish Products Company, 1958 August.
Box 9 Folder 5
Baker Whitely Towing Company: 104'-0" Diesel tug Britannia, 1960-1963.
Box 9 Folder 6
Boston Fishing Company: 99'-9" Steel dragger, 1959.
Box 9 Folder 7
Thomas D. Bowes: Design plan 844, 92'-9" Diesel tug design plan, 1952 April 17.
Box 9 Folder 8
E.G. Brownlee: 64'-6" tanker notes and plans, 1936.
Box 9 Folder 9
E.G. Brownlee: Miscellaneous boat notes and sketches, 1963-1965.
Box 9 Folder 10
E.G. Brownlee: 17'-0' Sailing dory, undated.
Box 9 Folder 11
Guy T. Calafato: 21'-0" Duck boat, 1954-1955.
Box 9 Folder 12
Coast Engineering Company: 128'-0" Screw ferry cost analysis and correspondence, 1959.
Box 9 Folder 13
Colonial Sand and Stone Company: Design plans, 1955-1960.
Box 10 Folder 1
Colonial Sand and Stone Company: Tug design plans and order, 1959.
Box 10 Folder 2
Dalzell Towing Company: Tugs, 1955.
Box 10 Folder 3
Fish Products Company: Boat hoisters and air conditioning electrical system for 22'-6" Yard tug and 19'-0" Work boat, 1950s.
Box 10 Folder 4
General Motors: 78'-6", 106'-0" and 95'-6" Diesel tugs, 1954-1956.
Box 10 Folder 5
Mathis Company: Hull number 120, 140'-0" Tanker design plan, 1937.
Box 10 Folder 6
Mathis Company: Hull numbers 124 and 125 tankers, undated.
Box 10 Folder 7
Mathis Company: Hull number 128 125'-0" Tanker design plan, 1939.
Box 10 Folder 8
Mathis Company: Hull number 128, Design plans for pumps, 1940.
Box 10 Folder 9
McAllister Brothers: Conversion from steam to diesel for 128'-0" Tug, 1948-1950.
Box 11 Folder 1
McAllister Brothers: Notes for 101'-0" Diesel Tug, 1957.
Box 11 Folder 2
Morania Oil Tanker Corporation: Cost analysis and notes for several barges, 1955-1960.
Box 11 Folder 3
Panama Canal Company: Tug requests and specifications, 1959.
Box 11 Folder 4
Pennsylvania Railroad Company: 106'-0" Harbor tug, 1955-1960.
Box 11 Folder 5
A.G. Schoomaker Company: Repowering tugs, 1955-1956.
Box 11 Folder 6
Wiley Manufacturing Company: Hull number 620, 155'-0" Menhaden fishing vessel, 1963 February.
Box 12 Folder 1
Yacht Sales and Services: Director notes and designs, 1947-1948.
Box 12 Folder 2
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.

P-120: 70'-0" STL diesel tug design plans, 1950.
Box 12 Folder 3
P-128: 40'-0" Harbor patrol boat design plan, undated.
Box 12 Folder 4
YRBM 7: Submarine repair, berthing and messing barge for United States Navy, 1958-1960.
Box 12 Folder 5
YRBM 800: Submarine repair, berthing, and messing barge for United States Navy, 1958.
Box 13 Folder 1
YTB 752: United States Navy harbor tug specifications and cost estimates, 1958.
Box 13 Folder 2
YTB 760: United States Navy harbor tug specifications, 1960.
Box 13 Folder 3
YTB 760: United States Navy harbor tug design plans, 1960 April 16.
Box 13 Folder 4

Boats: Tear sheets and brochures on skiffs, yachts, and canoes, 1944-1946.
Box 13 Folder 5
Cruisers under 25'-0": Tear sheets, 1935-1945.
Box 14 Folder 1
Cruisers 25'-0"-30'-0": Tear sheets, 1937-1946.
Box 14 Folder 2
Cruisers 30'-0"-40'-0": Tear sheets, 1939-1945.
Box 14 Folder 3
Cruisers over 40'-0": Tear sheets, 1938-1946.
Box 14 Folder 4
Day sailers: Tear sheets and brochures, 1936-1945.
Box 14 Folder 5
Engines: Manuals and brochures, 1956-1957.
Box 14 Folder 6
Hull data: Articles from The Rudder magazine, 1945.
Box 14 Folder 7
Ice boats: Tear sheets, 1939-1945.
Box 14 Folder 8
Life boats and tenders: Tear sheets, 1936, 1940.
Box 14 Folder 9
Menhaden fishing vessel: Advertisements, undated.
Box 14 Folder 10
Motor sailers: Tear sheets, 1942-1946.
Box 14 Folder 11
Operations and maintenance: Brochures, pamphlets and articles, 1934-1946.
Box 14 Folder 12
Power yachts: Tear sheets, 1944-1946.
Box 14 Folder 13
Reading Railroad: Clippings of tugs, undated.
Box 14 Folder 14
Seine boats: Brochures and tear sheets, 1950s.
Box 15 Folder 1
Seine boats - Welding data: Brochures, 1957-1958.
Box 15 Folder 2
Spars, sails and rigging: Issues of The Rudder magazine, 1936-1945.
Box 15 Folder 3
Wiley Manufacturing Company: National Fisherman issue related to Wiley Manufacturing Company, 1963 January.
Box 15 Folder 4
Yacht construction: Tear sheets and brochures, 1937-1946.
Box 15 Folder 5
Yacht design - Power: Tear sheets, 1939-1945.
Box 15 Folder 6
Yacht design - Sail: Tear sheets and issues of The Rudder magazine, 1942-1945.
Box 15 Folder 7
Yacht history: Articles, 1943-1946.
Box 15 Folder 8
Yacht machinery: Brochures and clippings, 1939-1946.
Box 15 Folder 9
Miscellaneous clippings and reports, 1942-1956.
Box 15 Folder 10

Scope and Contents note

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

Hull number 110: Floating Hospital built by J.H. Mathis Company, circa 1935.
Box 16 Folder 1
Hull numbers 131, 132: Hygrade 4 and Hygrade 6, launching and on ways, 1940.
Box 16 Folder 2
Hull number 133: Tug Amboy, launching, on ways and newspaper clippings regarding launch, 1940 November.
Box 16 Folder 3
Hull number 134: Tanker George Whitlock I, launching and christening, 1942.
Box 16 Folder 4
Hull numbers 135, 136: Tankers F.W. Lloyd and T.W. Drennen, launch preparation and framing, 1941.
Box 16 Folder 5
Hull number 136: Tanker T.W. Drennen, launching and christening, 1941 July 19.
Box 16 Folder 6
Hull number 137: Motor Tanker John B. Caddell, launching and trial trip, 1941.
Box 16 Folder 7
Hull number 137: Group of women and Leroy Robinson attending launch, 1941.
Box 16 Folder 8
Hull number 137: Group of women and Leroy Robinson attending launching [negative], 1941.
Box 16 Folder 9
Hull number 138: Tanker George Whitlock II, launching, 1942.
Box 16 Folder 10
Hull number 138: Frank Bushey, Warren Elsie, and unidentified man, undated.
Box 16 Folder 11
Hull number 138: Frank Bushey and Warren Elsie, undated.
Box 16 Folder 12
Hull number 140: Tanker U.S.S. Derrick, launching with workers and newspaper article about ship, 1942 November.
Box 16 Folder 13
Hull number 144: Yard oiler U.S.S. Syncline (United States Navy YO-63), sea trials, 1943 June 21.
Box 16 Folder 14
Hull numbers 145, 146: United States Navy yard oiler (United States Navy YO-69 and YO-70), launching, 1943 July 3.
Box 16 Folder 15
Hull number 148: United States Navy yard oiler (United States Navy YO-72), launching, 1943 September 45.
Box 16 Folder 16
Hull numbers 165, 166: United States Navy yard oilers (United States Navy YO-90 and YO-91), launching and christening, 1945 June 9.
Box 16 Folder 17
Hull number 175: Barge Crab Island, in use, after 1947.
Box 16 Folder 18
Hull number 183: Tug Barnegat, undated.
Box 17 Folder 1
Hull number 185: Fire boat Bernard Samuels, 1948.
Box 17 Folder 2
Hull number 185, 198, 199: Fire boats Bernard Samuels, Franklin, and Delaware, undated.
Box 17 Folder 3
Hull number 189: 125'-0" Menhaden fishing boat Beach Haven, 1948.
Box 17 Folder 4
Hull number 190: Fishing vessel Sea Girt, undated.
Box 17 Folder 5
Hull number 197: Tug Resolute, 1950.
Box 17 Folder 6
Hull number 198: Fire boat Franklin, 1950.
Box 17 Folder 7
Hull number 201: Fire boat Kabait (Little Girl Firefighter) with barge Shimson, 1950.
Box 17 Folder 8
Hull number 206: Fishing boat Maidstone, 1951.
Box 17 Folder 9
Hull number 207: Tug Tamaqua, 1951.
Oversize 1
Hull number 208: Tug Shamokin winning the New York Harbor Tug Race [negative], undated.
Box 17 Folder 10
Hull number 211: 38'-0" Work boat Alex M., undated.
Box 17 Folder 11
Hull number 212: Tug Liberty, undated.
Box 17 Folder 12
Hull number 214: Tug Sound Shore, damage, undated.
Box 17 Folder 13
Hull number 215: 110'-0" Tug Communipaw, 1953.
Box 17 Folder 14
Hull number 216: Tug Roy B. White, 1953.
Box 17 Folder 15
Hull number 217: Tug Howard E. Simpson, undated.
Box 17 Folder 16
Hull number 218: Tug William C. Baker, launching, 1953.
Box 17 Folder 17
Hull number 220: Tug Moriches, in use, 1953.
Box 17 Folder 18
Hull number 221: Menhaden boat Winter Quarter and lowering Seine boats, undated.
Box 17 Folder 19
Hull number 222: Tug Lehigh, launching, 1953 September.
Box 17 Folder 20
Hull number 224: Tug Delaware, launching with newspaper article about launching, 1950.
Box 17 Folder 21
Hull number 226: Fishing vessel Amagansett, launching, 1954.
Box 17 Folder 22
Hull number 227: Tug Philadelphia on Delaware River, 1954.
Box 17 Folder 23
Hull number 228: Tug Chicago and newspaper article about launching, 1955.
Box 18 Folder 1
Hull number 233: Barge Mary J. Sheridan, launching, 1955 October 19.
Box 18 Folder 2
Hull number 235: Tanker Morania Marlin, launching [negative], 1956.
Box 18 Folder 3
Hull number 236: Tug Dalzell I pushing B and O Railroad barges, undated.
Box 18 Folder 4
Hull number 237: Tug Dalzell II, launching, 1957.
Box 18 Folder 5
Hull number 239: Tanker Morania Abaco at sea, 1956-1958.
Box 18 Folder 6
Launching of unidentified ship, undated.
Box 18 Folder 7
Rudder, 1946 December 3.
Box 18 Folder 8
Seine boats, undated.
Box 18 Folder 9
Pump systems for ship, undated.
Box 18 Folder 10
Tug Lacey 3, undated.
Box 18 Folder 11
Tug Pimeno of Maracaibo, undated.
Box 18 Folder 12
Aerial view of RTC Shipbuilding Corporation, 1949.
Oversize 2
Marine railways, circa 1947.
Box 18 Folder 13
RTC Shipbuilding Corporation truck, undated.
Box 18 Folder 14
RTC Shipyard construction, 1939-1942.
Box 18 Folder 15
42nd Annual Dinner of the Oil Trade Association of Philadelphia, Inc., 1955 January 12.
Box 18 Folder 16
Army-Navy "E" Pennant Ceremony, 1942 November 21.
Box 18 Folder 17
Christmas Party, undated.
Box 18 Folder 18
Dinner parties, undated.
Box 18 Folder 19
James A. Gravenor, Harry Sheridan (President of Sheridan Towing and Transportation Company), John P. Carson, and unidentified man [negative], undated.
Box 18 Folder 20
Union contract signing [negative], undated.
Box 18 Folder 21
Roll number 4: Various unidentified ships, undated.
Box 19 Folder 1
Roll number 5: Salisbury, Maryland Shipyard and ships F.W. Lloyd, T.W. Drennen, and unidentified ships, undated.
Box 19 Folder 2
Roll number 7: Launch of Hull number 136 T.W. Drennen; a Saturday at Chesapeake City and various ships including the Delmarva, undated.
Box 19 Folder 3
Roll number 11: Launch of Hull number 138, George Whitlock II with the Tug Caspian, 1942 February.
Box 19 Folder 4
Roll number 12: Trial trip of Hull number 138, George Whitlock II, 1942 February.
Box 19 Folder 5
Roll number 13: Various unidentified ships and Riverton, New Jersey, 1942 July 4.
Box 19 Folder 6
Roll number 15: Luckrys' Spider; Scenes of Dredge Harbor and various ships including Gull and C.G.A.II, undated.
Box 19 Folder 7
Unidentified shipyard [negative], 1934.
Box 19 Folder 8
Builder's model of three mast schooner Annie C. Grace [negatives], 1935.
Box 19 Folder 9
Various Seine boats, 1957 August 26.
Box 19 Folder 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.
Box 19 Folder 11
Various ships including Brilliant, Dupacid, Gettysburg, Poling Bros. No. 9, a Hygrade Tanker, and the Mathis Shipyard, undated.
Box 19 Folder 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.
Box 19 Folder 13
Various ships including Hull numbers 107, 108, Poling Bros. No. 9, Brilliant, Gettysburg, and unidentified ships, undated.
Box 19 Folder 14
Various unidentified boats and areas; single negative image of sailboat, undated.
Box 19 Folder 15
Rolls of film negatives, undated.
Box 20 Reel 1-16
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

Notebook, which identifies Brownlee's photographs, 1941-1943.
Box 20 Volume 17
Glass negatives of French ship prints by marine artist J.J. Baugean, 1921 May 27, 1921 August 24.
Box 21 Box 1-2

Print, Suggest