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Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park, Kaiser Shipyards, San Francisco Bay, Richmond, Contra Costa County, CA



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Item Title


Location
San Francisco Bay, Richmond, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-326-L
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N977).
Building/structure dates: 1940 initial construction
Significance: The four Kaiser shipyards at Richmond ranked as the most technologically and organizationally innovative and productive shipbuilding facilities in the United States during World War II. Managers and workers at Richmond pioneered rapid "prefabricated" shipbuilding techniques that greatly increased the speed of merchant-ship production in the U.S. These processes were exemplified by such physical aspects of the shipyards as the giant "Prefab" plant and by the overall layout of the yards.

Subjects
Shipyards


Related Names
Kaiser, Henry
US Maritime Commission
Black, Sen. Hugo
Kennedy, Joseph P.
Woodward, Thomas
Shipping Board Bureau
Tassava, Christopher, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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