World War II Shipyards by the Bay

In the dark, frenzied years of World War II, the San Francisco Bay Area was the geographic center of a $6.3 billion West Coast shipbuilding industry.


Author: Nicholas Veronico

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738547174

Category: History

Page: 127

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In the dark, frenzied years of World War II, the San Francisco Bay Area was the geographic center of a $6.3 billion West Coast shipbuilding industry. Stretching from the Golden Gate to Vallejo to Sunnyvale, 14 Bay Area yards launched many of the ships that helped save the free world. Basalt Rock of Napa, Bethlehem Steel of San Francisco and Alameda, Hunters Point and Mare Island Naval Shipyards, Joshua Hendy Iron Works of Sunnyvale, Marinship of Sausalito, Permanente Metals in Richmond, and Western Pipe and Steel in South San Francisco are names that still conjure memories for many locals of one of the most impassioned war efforts in human history. Offering new opportunities for African Americans and women, recruiters searched the nation for workers who relocated here by the thousands. These motivated men and women delivered Liberty cargo ships like the SS Robert E. Peary, built in seven and a half days, a shipbuilding record that stands to this day.

Report of Survey San Francisco Bay and Tributaries California

A separate study of Richardson Bay was authorized and is combined herein for
reporting purposes . Details of ... navigation use , a channel and turning basin
dredged to a 20 - foot depth in 1942 to serve a World War II shipyard at Sausalito


Author: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. San Francisco District


ISBN: UCSD:31822016278921

Category: Delta Region (Calif.)

Page: 146

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South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

The second site , SCL - 801H , is the remnants of a World War II shipyard . ... 338
Р Shell midden N Milpitas 1980 43-001110 SCL - 810H H WWII ship - building
facility N Milpitas 1998 foundations , boat ramp , footings , and piers plus modern




ISBN: NWU:35556036817724


Page: 6

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World War II Sites in the United States

With a dozen or so major shipyards , scattered around the Bay , it was # 1 in
America in shipbuilding . What Los Angeles was to airplanes , San Francisco was
to ships . For over a decade before the war the Bay Area had been growing at a ...


Author: Richard E. Osborne

Publisher: Riebel-Rogue Publishing Company

ISBN: WISC:89058467150

Category: History

Page: 303

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This is two books in one; a directory listing the descriptions of hundreds of WW II Sites in the United States and a tour guide on how to find and visit them. Listed are army camps - air fields - naval air stations - naval bases - Marine Corps bases - warships on display - enemy aircraft and submarine attack sites on American territory - Japanese bombing balloon attack and recovery sites - coastal defenses - military hospitals - prisoner of war camps - internment camps for enemy aliens - relocation camps of ethnic Japanese - birth places and homes of prominent WW II personalities - atomic bomb sites - spy landing sites and sabotage targets - arsenals - ordnance plants - shipyards - military depots... and MUCH MORE...

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

LST - 921 During World War II , LST - 917 was assigned to the Asiatic - Pacific
theater and participated in the following ... by the Bethlehem - Hingham Shipyard
, Inc .; launched on 7 May 1944 ; and commissioned on 29 May 1944 , Lt. Paul ...




ISBN: MINN:31951D011282218

Category: Warships


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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

LST - 921 During World War II , LST - 917 was assigned to the Asiatic - Pacific
theater and participated in the following ... by the Bethlehem - Hingham Shipyard
, Inc .; launched on 7 May 1944 ; and commissioned on 29 May 1944 , Lt. Paul ...


Author: United States. Naval History Division


ISBN: STANFORD:36105211338640



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Ports of the San Francisco Bay Area

Located 35 miles northeast of San Francisco , it is the senior Naval installation in
the Bay Area . During World War II , it rose to become the Navy ' s West Coast
citadel of shipbuilding and ship repair service . Originally purchased in 1853 , the


Author: California. Legislature. Senate. Fact-finding Committee on Establishing a Port Authority for San Francisco Bay


ISBN: STANFORD:36105044412133

Category: Harbors

Page: 598

View: 705

American Labor in the Era of World War II

The study of East Bay shipyards also can offer broader perspectives on the
experience of labor during the war years . As Nelson Lichtenstein and Ruth
Milkman have shown , the deskilling and reorganization of labor was a
widespread ...


Author: Sally M. Miller

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012376799

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 653

An anthology on labor during World War II and its immediate aftermath.

Door County

Today Bay Shipbuilding is with Joseph O'Boyle and Joseph often down to a
skeleton crew of less Wolter as the main ... In World War II the sel that was the
largest ship ever pro- company had as many as 5,000 duced in Sturgeon Bay up
to that ...


Author: Bruce Thomas


ISBN: WISC:89082494428

Category: Door County (Wis.)

Page: 202

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My Kind of County

Shipbuilding is a risky and uncertain business , however , and the names of
shipyards and their owners have changed repeatedly as companies have come
and gone . The shipbuilding business in Sturgeon Bay peaked during World War
II ...


Author: John Fraser Hart

Publisher: Center for Amer Places Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015080826392

Category: History

Page: 163

View: 566

A renowned scholar charts the sprawling landscape of Door County, Wisconsin, explores the county's agricultural heritage and the difference between the Green Bay and Lake Michigan sides of the peninsula, and examines the cultural aspects of the region.

The Berkeley McNair Journal

In conclusion , black migrants who came to work in the shipbuilding industries of
the East Bay during World War II ... blacks were still expected to accept a second
- class position in society , whether at work in the shipyards of Richmond and ...




ISBN: UCBK:C061629832

Category: College students' writings, American


View: 146

Life Stories

In the Marina Bay Park of Richmond , California , a memorial stands in salute to
the women who worked in the East Bay ' s defense industries during World War II
, especially those who toiled in the shipyards of Richmond , Oakland and nearby


Author: Alex Saragoza


ISBN: IND:30000045461369

Category: East Bay (Calif.)

Page: 80

View: 970

Allied Escort Ships of World War II

Gulf Shipbuilding Corp Inc , Chickasaw , Ala Jacobson Shipyard Inc , Oyster Bay ,
LI Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Corp Inc , Jeffersonville , Ind John H . Mathis
Corp Inc , Camden , NJ Kaiser Cargo Corp Inc , Richmond , Calif G . Lawley ...


Author: Peter Elliott

Publisher: US Naval Institute Press

ISBN: UOM:39015002003765

Category: Navies

Page: 575

View: 914

Wartime Shipyard

S . Johnson , The Second Gold Rush : Oakland and the East Bay in World War II (
Berkeley , 1993 ) . The story of photographer Dorothea Lange ' s visual
documentation of this same history can be found in Photographing the Second
Gold ...


Author: Katherine Archibald


ISBN: STANFORD:36105124093589

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 456

An eye-opening first-hand account of life in a WWII shipyard from a woman's perspective In 1942, Katherine Archibald, a graduate student at Berkeley, left the halls of academe to spend two years working in a nearby Oakland shipyard. She arrived with a host of preconceptions about the American working class, race relations and the prospect for their improvement, and wartime unity. Her experience working in a shipyard where women were seen as intruders, where "Okies" and black migrants from the South were regarded with barely-disguised hatred, and where trade unions preferred protecting their turf to defending workers' rights, threw much of her liberal faith into doubt. Archibald's 1947 book about her experiences, Wartime Shipyard: A Study in Social Disunity, remains a classic account of life and labor on the home front. This new edition includes an introduction written by historians Eric Arnesen and Alex Lichtenstein, who explore Archibald's work in light of recent scholarship on women and African Americans in the wartime workplace.

Oversight Hearings on OSHA occupational Safety and Health for Federal Employees Federal sector

Dr. Jean Felton and colleagues X-rayed 501 workers at the Long Beach Naval
Shipyard in Julie. 1977. ... It is grossly estimated that 250,000 plus people have
worked in shipbuilding and ship repair in the Bay Area alone since World War II.


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Health and Safety


ISBN: PURD:32754076285182

Category: Industrial hygiene


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Black San Francisco

Blacks could find employment in the aircraft , construction , iron and steel , and
shipbuilding industries . Several agencies , including the War Manpower
Commission and the Civil Service Commission , cooperated with Bay Area
employers to recruit workers to the area . ... available to them in the Bay Area as a
direct consequence of the World War II mobilization and the rapid growth of
defense industries .


Author: Albert S. Broussard


ISBN: UVA:X002228927

Category: History

Page: 323

View: 903

When it came to racial equality in the early twentieth century, Albert S. Broussard argues, the liberal, progressive image of San Francisco was largely a facade. In this book, he challenges the rhetoric of progress and opportunity with evidence of the reality of inequality and shows how black San Franciscans struggled for equality in the same manner as their counterparts in the Midwest and East. Understanding the texture of the racial caste system in the city prior to 1954, he contends, is critical to understanding why blacks made so little progress in employment, housing, and politics despite the absence of segregation laws. Reconstructing the plight of San Francisco's black citizens, Broussard reveals a population that, despite its small size before 1940, did not accept second-class citizenship passively yet remained nonviolent into the 1960s. He also shows how World War II and the defense industry brought thousands of southern black migrants to the bay area. Ultimately, he demonstrates, these newcomers and native black residents formed coalitions with white liberals to attack racial inequality more vigorously and successfully than at any previous time in San Francisco's history.

Industrial relations in the San Francisco Bay area 1900 1918

100 Militant Unionism in the Shipyards During the war years no other branch of
the Bay Area metal trades industry approached ... In 1917 , as compared with
World War II , federal authorities moved less rapidly and effectively to prevent
work ...


Author: Robert Edward Lee Knight


ISBN: STANFORD:20501062653

Category: Industrial relations

Page: 463

View: 219

The Shipbuilding Business in the U S A

The World War II shipbuilding program includes a substantial number of vessels
of various types built for the United ... were constructed in private shipyards,
although a few were constructed in the Coast Guard shipyard at Curtis Bay, Md.
The ...




ISBN: UVA:35007002214629

Category: Shipbuilding


View: 990

Red Trains in the East Bay

The Richmond Shipyard Railway was built during the early years of World War II ,
and at the time it was considered a great feat of engineering . After being told that
" it can ' t be done , ” Key System Vice President and General Manager William ...


Author: Robert S. Ford

Publisher: Interurban Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011833683

Category: Electric railroads

Page: 351

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