Finding Aid to the Knut Wullfschmidt And Pacific (Freighter) Photographs, 1919-1920
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
National Park Service
Finding Aid to the Knut Wullfschmidt and Pacific (freighter) photographs, 1919-1920
Collection Number: P05-010San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
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The collection is cataloged in the National Park Service (NPS) Automated National Catalog System (ANCS+). A portion of the ANCS+ catalog record can be viewed on the NPS Museum Collections on the Web Catalog by searching on the catalog number 20659 at http://www.museum.nps.gov/safr/page.htm. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.
Knut Wullfschmidt served aboard the freighter PACIFIC in the late 1910s and early 1920s. In the 1930s, Wullfschmidt worked as a dock man for the California Stevedore & Ballast Co. at Pier 26. In 1979, Wullfschmidt returned to Sweden to retire. The freighter PACIFIC out of Stockholm was the second ship on the Johnson Line's North Pacific route. She was built in Copenhagen in December 1914, and she hauled cargo for ports in South and Central America and the West Indies. A short typed note states that Wullfschmidt worked with Harry Bridges at Pier 36 in the early 1930s. The note has been placed in the Historic Documents Department photograph collection folder for P05-010.
1. 4-masted full-rigged ship, photo taken by Wullfschmidt aboard PACIFIC, 1919.
2. 5-masted barkentine BRIGHT (?), taken from PACIFIC, 1919. Photo by Wullfschmidt. He identifies her as a 4-masted ship.
3. Postcard, PACIFIC in Baltimore, 1919. Corners trimmed. Photo by Wullfschmidt.
4. Port of Valparasio, Chile, 1920, with numerous vessels, including the M/S PACIFIC. Noted on back of print that to the right of PACIFIC is the POTOSI of Hamburg. Photo taken by Knut Wullfschmidt.
5. Knut Wullfschmidt (with plug hat), on wreckage of PETSCHILI, wrecked near Valparaiso, 1920. (PETSCHILI was a 4-masted steel barque stranded and wrecked at Valparaiso during a northerly storm on July 12, 1919).
6. PETSCHILI, wrecked at Valparaiso, Chile, 1920.
7. San Francisco Pier 40, Johnson Line, Scandinavia, people on pier waving to ship, 1920. The PACIFIC was headed for Union Bay in Canada to load coal for England for a coal strike. Photo by Wullfschmidt. Photo trimmed at corners.
8. PACIFIC, 1920
9. Postcard, PACIFIC, aground, August 28, 1920. Photo by Wullfschmidt
10. Scene of Canadian coast (or possibly where PACIFIC ran aground), Photo by Wullfschmidt.
11. Postcard, PACIFIC ran aground Strait of Juan de Fuca, August 28, 1920. Photo by Wullfschmidt.
12. Postcard, PACIFIC, ran aground Strait of Juan de Fuca, August 28, 1920. Photo by Wullfschmidt.
13. PACIFIC on the rocks at Strait of Juan de Fuca, August 28, 1920. Corners trimmed. Photo by Wullfschmidt.
14. Postcard, PACIFIC in dry dock for repairs, Victoria, B.C., photo taken by Wullfschmidt.
15. 4-masted ship ANTOFAGASTA, towed back to Germany, 1920.
16. 4-masted French ship coming in to port at Antofagasta, Chile. Photo by Wullfschmidt. The caption says that she was on fire when they opened up the hatches, and that she was up on the beach four days later.
17. Postcard, PACIFIC at Antofagasta, Chile. Corners trimmed. Photo by Wullfschmidt.
18. Postcard, PACIFIC at unidentified port, corners trimmed.