Information for Researchers
Title: Mare Island Naval Shipyard photographs,
Collection No: P05-012
San Francisco Maritime Museum
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.)
Historic Documents Department
Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123
Abstract: The collection consists of 33 photographs of mostly United States Navy vessels at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California.
Physical Location: Historic Documents Department
The following are indexing terms related to the description of this collection.
Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Information for Researchers
This collection is open for research.
There are no restrictions based on the condition of this material. However, you should be aware that access to collection
material is always at the discretion of NPS curatorial staff if the condition warrants restricting the access and handling
of the collection items at any time.
Conditions of Use
The San Francisco Maritime NHP possesses physical property rights through ownership of the materials. However, copyright may
reside with the individual or corporate body responsible for the creation of the materials, or with their heirs. It is the
user's responsibility to respect the provisions of the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
Permission to reproduce or publish from this collection must be secured by the user from the copyright holders.
[Item title or description including date]. Mare Island Naval Shipyard photographs, P05-012. [Location within collection organization
identified by container number, series number, file unit number, or item number]. Historic Documents Department, San Francisco
Maritime National Historical Park.
Processing and Cataloging
Processed by Charles Miller and completed 3/28/2005.
ANCS+ Catalog No. SAFR 20661.
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 20661 at
. Do not include the acronym "SAFR" in the search.
Mare Island Naval Shipyard , near Vallejo, CA, was the first United States naval installation on the west coast. On January
4, 1853, the United States purchased the island for the U.S. Navy. Over 500 naval ships were built at Mare Island Naval Shipyard
during its 142-year history. In the spring of 1996, the shipyard officially closed.
The materials were collected by the San Francisco Maritime Museum and accessioned into the National Park Service when the
museum was made a unit of Golden Gate National Recreation Area and then were transferred to San Francisco Maritime National
Historical Park after the establishment of the new park in 1989.
Accession number SAFR-00001.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of 33 photographs of mostly United States Navy vessels at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California.
There are (15) photographic prints and (18) copy negatives with many identified with "NH" numbers. The non-Navy vessels are
the paddlewheel PAWTUCKET, the steamer VALLEJO, and GENERAL FRISBIE.
The collection is arranged first by the NH number followed by unnumbered images.
1. NH 71701, Mare Island, print and negative
2. NH 71719, USS RANGER, SOLACE, SCANDIA, print and negative
3. NH 71725, steamer VALLEJO, print and negative
4. NH 71730, USS RANGER, print and negative
5. NH 71731, USS HARTFORD (sloop of war), print and negative
6. NH 71733, USS YORKTOWN, print and negative
7. NH 71743, USS RANGER, print and negative
8. NH 71746, paddlewheel PAWTUCKET, print and negative
9. NH 71747, steamer GENERAL FRISBIE, print only
10. NH 71755, USS IROQUOIS (sloop of war), print and negative
11. NH 71756, USS HARTFORD, print and negative
12. NH 71761, USS HARTFORD, cropped, print and negative
13. NH 71762, USS HARTFORD, print and negative
14. NH 71763, USS ALERT (iron gunboat), Mare Island, April 4, 1897, print and negative
15. Unnumbered, dock scene, Mare Island, print and negative
16. Unnumbered, USS MONADNOCK (monitor), negative only
17. Unnumbered, USS MONADNOCK, April 21, 1898, negative only
18. Unnumbered, unknown vessel, negative only
19. Unnumbered, unknown 3m vessel, negative only