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A guide to the Delta Line collection, 1972-1984
HDC0308 (SAFR 17216)  
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  • Access
  • Publication and Use Rights
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Historical or Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Content
  • Collection Arrangement

  • Title: Delta Line collection
    Date: 1972-1984
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0308 (SAFR 17216)
    Creator: Unknown
    Physical Description: 21 items.
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: Delta Line collection (SAFR 17216, HDC 308) is comprised of two folders containing daily passenger bulletins from the S.S. Santa Mariana on voyage number 34, 1984; a photocopied article about the vessel; a cruise line guide; and navigation map for the Straits of Magellan (dated 1983) which is housed in an oversized folder. The collection is available for research use without restriction.
    Physical Location: San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
    Language(s): In English.

    Access

    This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.

    Publication and Use Rights

    Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

    Processing Note

    The descriptions in this collection guide were compiled using the best available sources of information. Such sources include the creator's annotations or descriptions, collection accession files, primary and secondary source material and subject matter experts. While every effort was made to provide accurate information, in the event that you find any errors in this guide please contact the reference staff in order for us to evaulate and make corrections to this guide.
    Please cite the title and collection number in any correspondence with our staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], [Location within collection organization identified by Collection Number/Series Number/File Unit Number/Item Number], HDC0308 (SAFR 17216), Delta Line collection, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    This collection was transferred from Golden Gate National Recreation Area to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    SANTA MARIANA was built for Grace Line. The overall length was 547 feet with a beam of 79 feet. Gross tonnage was 14,443; net 8,189. Service speed was 20 knots and could accommodate 175 cargo containers. In addition, 119 passengers could be carried in first class accommodations. The ships was designed to operate between New York and Guayaquil, Ecuador " the principle homeward cargo being bananas.
    In 1969, the Grace Line fleet was sold to Prudential Line and shortly thereafter the SANTA MARIANA was transferred to the Caribbean itinerary and operated as a 12-passenger freighter. The ports were not equipped to handle containers and prospects for continuing employment looked bleak.
    In 1972, the ship was transferred to Prudential Line's West Coast service and after complete refurbishing began to make 60 day voyages from San Francisco around South America and return. Ownership of much of Prudential's fleet had passed to Delta Line as charters. In 1983, Delta Line was sold to Crowley Maritime.
    The SANTA MARIANA continued in service until late 1984 when she was laid up.

    Collection Scope and Content

    Delta Line collection (SAFR 17216, HDC 308) is comprised of two folders containing daily passenger bulletins from the S.S. Santa Mariana on voyage number 34, 1984; a photocopied article about the vessel; a cruise line guide; and navigation map for the Straits of Magellan (dated 1983) which is housed in an oversized folder. The collection is available for research use without restriction.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into two folders.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Cruise ships
    Nautical charts
    Maps
    Brochure