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Warships

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Naval ships including: Aircraft carriers; Amphibious assault ships; Armor-plate; Battleships; Corvettes; Cruisers; Destroyers; Dummy warships; Fast attack craft; Fireships; Frigates; Guided missile ships; Gunboats; Littoral combat ships; Minelayers; Nuclear warships; Q-ships; Ships of the line; Sloops; Stealth warships; Submarine chasers; Submarines; Torpedo tubes; Torpedo-boats; Turret ships.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

American Car and Foundry Company World War II era photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1993-257
Abstract:

American Car and Foundry Company is a manufacturer of railroad rolling stock and railcar parts, founded in 1899. In 1901, the company began leasing the facilities of a railroad rolling stock and shipbuilding manufacturer the Jackson and Sharp Company. From the end of World War One to 1938, the plant built small pleasure boats. These photographs document different activities at the American Car and Foundry Company Jackson and Sharp Plant shipyard in Wilmington, Delaware, during World War II. There are several photos taken on the occasion of the presentation of the Army-Navy "E" award in 1942.

Dates: 1943-1944

Bethlehem Steel Corporation records

 Collection
Accession: 1699
Abstract:

The Bethlehem Steel Corporation was the number two steel producer in the United States between 1916 and 1984. For a time it was also the largest shipbuilding firm in the world. The records of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation (parent company) are a series of fragments, lacking the complete runs of corporate and executive documents that normally comprise a business archive, and largely consist of fragmentary corporate records and files from executive officers.

Dates: 1714-1977

Hudson Maxim papers

 Collection
Accession: 0509
Abstract:

Hudson Maxim (1853-1927) was an inventor and chemist best known for his work in the development of smokeless gunpowder and military explosives. This collection includes a copy of an agreement between Maxim and E.I. du Pont de Nemours (October 17, 1897), whereby Maxim sold to the company his patents for smokeless powder. Also included is correspondence with du Pont family members and government agencies related to smokeless powder; the machine gun designed by Maxim; and Maxims's book, Defenseless America, an anti-pacifist polemic.

Dates: 1889-1925

John Farrell Metten collection

 Collection
Accession: 1969-029
Abstract:

John Farrell Metten (1873-1968) was a marine engineer and shipbuilding industry executive. This collection contains photographic prints, postcards, documents, drawings, and an identification card pertaining to the career of John Farrell Metten and views of Naval ships built at the New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden, New Jersey.

Dates: circa 1930s

U.S. Steam Frigate "Wabash", Flagship of Rear Admiral DuPont lithograph

 Collection
Accession: 1982-290
Abstract:

Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865) was an Admiral in the United States Navy and fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. At the start of the Civil War du Pont was appointed a senior member of the Commission of Conference to establish naval operations for the North. du Pont was put in charge of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron and broke his flag on the U.S.S. Wabash. This item is a hand-colored lithograph of the U.S.S. Wabash at sea.

Dates: circa 1861