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A guide to the Robert P. Giblon blueprint collection, 1888-1889, undated
HDC0149 (SAFR 18485)  
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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: Robert P. Giblon blueprint collection
    Date: 1888-1889, undated
    Identifier/Call Number: HDC0149 (SAFR 18485)
    Creator ||J.S. Van Winkle and Company (San Francisco): Union Iron Works (San Francisco, Calif.) J.S. Van Winkle and Company (San Francisco)
    Physical Description: 5.00 items
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason
    San Francisco, CA 94123
    Abstract: The Robert P. Giblon blueprint collection HDC 149; SAFR 18485) is unrestricted and open for use. The collection contains five sheets of naval architectural and marine engineering plans.
    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

    Note on Description: 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. P lease 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], HDC0149 (SAFR 18485), Robert P. Giblon blueprint collection, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

    Acquisition Information

    SAFR-00001
    GOGA-00773. Donated to Golden Gate National Recreation Area in 1985, and transferred to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park as part of original accession SAFR-00001 in 1987.

    Historical or Biographical Note

    Collection of miscellaneous blueprints created by the donor includes a plan of the United States cruiser no. 5, San Francisco, which was built by Union Iron Works (San Francisco, Calif.) in the late 1880s, and launched October 1889. The USS San Francisco was renamed Yosemite in 1931, and scrapped in 1939. San Francisco was a "protected cruiser," a type of naval cruiser of the late 19th century, so known because its armored deck offered protection for vital machine spaces from shrapnel caused by exploding shells above. For details of the vessel's service history, see the Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_San_Francisco_(C-5)

    Collection Scope and Content

    The Robert P. Giblon blueprint collection HDC 149; SAFR 18485) is unrestricted and open for use. The collection contains five sheets of naval architectural and marine engineering plans.
    Plans include an 1888 outboard profile of the San Francisco (built 1889; United States cruiser), by Union Iron Works (San Francisco, Calif.); two 1889 machinery arrangement plans for an iron screw pile driver by J.S. Van Winkle and Company (San Francisco) for the Pacific Rolling Mill Co.; one undated plan showing the deck, sections, and inboard profile of an unidentified steam barge designed for the freighting of concrete blocks, by an unknown maker; and one undated deck and detail plan for a proposed dredger by Union Iron Works (San Francisco, Calif.).

    Collection Arrangement

    Arranged by relative size in one oversize folder.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Dredges
    Union Iron Works Co.
    San Francisco (built 1888; cruiser)
    Blueprints
    Architectural drawings--Marine