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A guide to the Robert P. Giblon blueprint collection, 1888-1889, undated
HDC0149 (SAFR 18485)  
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Description
The Robert P. Giblon blueprint collection HDC 149; SAFR 18485) is unrestricted and open for use. The collection contains five sheets of naval architectural and marine engineering plans.
Background
Collection of miscellaneous blueprints created by the donor includes a plan of the United States cruiser no. 5, San Francisco, which was built by Union Iron Works (San Francisco, Calif.) in the late 1880s, and launched October 1889. The USS San Francisco was renamed Yosemite in 1931, and scrapped in 1939. San Francisco was a "protected cruiser," a type of naval cruiser of the late 19th century, so known because its armored deck offered protection for vital machine spaces from shrapnel caused by exploding shells above. For details of the vessel's service history, see the Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_San_Francisco_(C-5)
Extent
5.00 items
Restrictions
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.