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United Engineering Company Shipyard, 2900 Main Street, Alameda, Alameda County, CA



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Location
2900 Main Street, Alameda, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-295
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N736).
Building/structure dates: 1910 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1941 subsequent work
includes field notes for 295-A through 295-R

Significance: The United Engineering Company Shipyard, established in 1941 to build and repair ships for the U.S. Navy, is the last surviving of several large World War II shipyards in Alameda. United Engineering built 21 tug boats and repaired hundreds of ships during the war. Three of the seventeen surviving buildings and structures in the shipyard, including the largest building, were built in 1911 to 1915 as part of the West Alameda Inspection and Maintenance Shops for work on the Red Cars of the extensive East Bay electric car lines of the Southern Pacific Company. During both periods of its history, the facility was one of the largest employers in Alameda and played an important economic and social role in the city.

Related Names
Southern Pacific Company
United Engineering Company
Froberg, Alben
Hudspeth, John
Earl, Austin Wilmott
American Dredging Company
De Vries, David G., Photographer
Corbett, Michael R., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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