1918 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT WORK JOURNAL OF A SUPERVISOR OR FOREMAN OF SHIP YARD WORKERS REPAIRING AND RENOVATING SHIPS AND TUGBOATS INCLUDING THE ILL-FATED SS DORA
On offer is an interesting 1918 relic of the American war effort and New York ship building and repairs being the original manuscript journal of a ship worker likely a foreman or superior, chronicling repairs made to a number of ships under his care in Brooklyn. He records daily details of the large number of men working on the projects, maintains checklists of work to be done and the fulfillment etc. The ships mentioned in the approximately 80-page diary, which is completely filled in, are the tug Schenck, the Harvey D. Goulder, S.S. Winterswyk and there is also mention of repairs performed on an S.S. Dora. [The repairs on the S.S. Dora were completed on June 2, 1918, and sadly the same S.S. Dora was torpedoed and sunk off the French coast in September of 1918, after leaving New York.] The unidentified author wrote very neatly in pencil, and wrote very comprehensive descriptions of the repairs done to the boats. On one page an "Ocean Engine & Boiler Works" is mentioned, and they were located in Brooklyn in 1918 giving further credence to the Brooklyn locale. The Ledger was purchased in Brooklyn. Ledger measures 4-1/2" x 7". The text block has separated from the covers but otherwise complete and intact. Overall Fair.; Manuscript; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall; KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, MARINE, NAUTICAL, SHIP BUILDING, SHIPBUILDING, SHIP REPAIRS, WORLD WAR I, WWI, WW1, AMERICANA, NAVAL, NAVY, BROOKLYN SHIP YARDS, BROOKLYN DOCKS, SCHENCK, HARVEY D. GOULDER, S.S. DORA, S.S. WINTERSWYK, TUG BOATS, HANDWRITTEN, MANUSCRIPT, DOCUMENT, LETTER, AUTOGRAPH, KEEPSAKE, WRITER, HAND WRITTEN, DOCUMENTS, SIGNED, LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS, HISTORICAL, HOLOGRAPH, WRITERS, AUTOGRAPHS, PERSONAL, MEMOIR, MEMORIAL, PERSONAL HISTORY, ARCHIVE, DIARY, DIARIES, ANTIQUITÉ, CONTRAT, VÉLIN, MANUSCRIT, PAPIER ANTIKE, BRIEF, PERGAMENT, DOKUMENT, antiquité, contrat, vélin, document, manuscrit, papier Antike, Brief, Pergament, Dokument, Manuskript, Papier oggetto d'antiquariato, atto, velina, documento, manoscritto, carta antigüedad, hecho, vitela, documento, manuscrito, papel.
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