domingo, 22 de agosto de 2010

Fotógrafo Service Studio Photo. Construcción del SS Faith. Primer barco hormigón armado

Esta foto representa los ingenieros , el capitan y el dueño de la empresa San Francisco Shipbuilding Company a bordo del barco de hormigón armado S.S. Faith.

Este material, tan pesado y raro desde nuestro punto de vista para la armazón de los barcos, fue utilizado desde 1860 en barcazas de río por ser un material barato y permitir una rápida construccion pues un barco se hacia en pocos meses.

A principios del siglo XX la Primera Guerra Mundial puso este material de actualidad (debido a la escasez de hierro que provocó la guerra) y se proyectó una serie de 24 barcos de este tipo por encargo del Presidente Wilson.

Esta foto pertenece a un álbum, de uno de los ingenieros del barco de nombre Nicolson, formada por 100 gelatino bromuros.
Es un conjunto de fotografías raro, muchas de gran belleza, que documentan toda la construcción de un barco en 1917.

Las fotos fueron realizadas por Service Studio Foto 123 Market St.

En este caso el barco , botado en 1918 es el S.S. Faith, primer barco de hormigón armado -ferro concrete- botado en USA.

Links
  • Wikipedia Concrete Ships
  • Wikipedia Comyn San Francisco Shipbuilding
  • Full album
    • Está formado por más de 100 fotografías en blanco y negro sobre cartulina blanda. Las fotografías de gran calidad recogen, con fechas, todo el proceso de construcción del barco.
      En el interior del álbum había un sobre con la siguiente frase "Nicolson/launching of the Faith March 14, 1918", Nicolson fue un ingeniero de  la San Francisco Shipbuilding Company y su imagen figura en alguna de las fotografías
      • William Leslie Comyn - Shipbuilding Company - S.S. Faith

      William L. Comyn fue un distinguido hombre de negocios, armador de los primeros barcos de ferro-hormigón.
      Durante la Primera Guerra Mundial, convencido de la necesidad de este tipo de barcos, intentó que diferentes astilleros construyeran barcos en ferro-hormigón.
      Al no conseguir que ningún astillero se lo hiciera creo la San Francisco Shipbuilding Company -1917- en Oakland California.
      En Enero de 1918 comenzó la construcción  del primer buque denominado Faith diseñado por Alan Macdonald y Victor Poss. Se terminó de construir el 18 de marzo de 1918.
      El Faith desplazaba 8000 toneladas y, en el momento de su botadura, era el barco de este tipo de mayor tamaño del mundo.
      Los primeros viajes del S.S. Faith tuvieron como destino Honolulu, Balboa, Callao, Valparaíso y Nueva York.
      En 1919 Comyn vendió su compañía a French American SS Lines.
      Al acabar la Primera Guerra Mundial solo había 12 buques de este tipo en construcción, que fueron dedicados, por la terminación de la guerra al comercio.
      En 1921 el SS Faith acabó sus días como rompeolas en la isla de Cuba habiéndose vendido a A. Marx and Sons Co.
      Francisco Chronicle
      Good Ship “Faith”
      Home to start on new adventures
      Concrete craft wins high praise from owners and master
      Unmindful of war or peace, strikes or storms, the reinforced concrete ship Faith continues on her even way, plying the waves or every ocean. No see too rough, no gale too high for this sturdy twentieth century marvel.
      For her maiden voyage the Faith took a taste of the Pacific, going from San Francisco, the city of her birth, to Vancouver, thence back to the Panama Canal. Forty and sixty miles Pacific gales failed to ruffle her temper, much less to strain her in seams. Having thus convinced all doubters or her sea worthiness, the Faith slid up to New York, where she received the homage of innumerable admirers.
      Getting back into her element she betook  herself to South American waters and upon her return set sail for England. While there she was minutely examined for lines of care or distress, bur none was found. Her captain said that in his thirty years experience of life on the ocean waves he had not met with any boat to equal to this one. And her owners said:  It is needless for us to say that the boat took not an inch of water, as she is one of the stanchest sea boats afloat.
      Now the Faith has returned home in quest of new glories. It is said she will soon be on her way to a new and distant continent.
      Wherever she goes the Faith “delivers the goods”
       
      En (google translator)

  • This represents the engineers, the captain and owner of the company San Francisco Shipbuilding Company aboard the SS reinforced concrete Faith.

    This material is so heavy and weird from our point of view to the frame of the boat was used from 1860 on river barges for being a cheap material and allow rapid construction as a ship to a few months.

    In the early twentieth century, World War I put this material present (due to the lack of iron that led to war) and a series of 24 ships of this type appointed by President Wilson projected.

    This photo belongs to an album, one of the engineers of the ship named Nicolson, consisting of 100 bromides gelatine.

    It is a collection of rare photographs, many of great beauty, documenting the entire construction of a ship in 1917.

    The photos were taken by Service Studio Photo 123 Market St.

    In this case the ship, launched in 1918 is the S. S. Faith, first reinforced concrete boat -ferro concrete- launched in USA.

    Links

         Wikipedia Concrete Ships
         Wikipedia Comyn San Francisco Shipbuilding
         Full album
                 Maritime History and Archaeology 'The Ship U.S. Maritime Commission
                 History of some of these vessels and their origin Concrete Ships
                 Album Faith

             It consists of over 100 photographs in black and white on soft paper. The high quality photos collected with dates, the whole process of building the boat.

             Inside the album there was an envelope with the phrase "Nicolson / launching of the Faith March 14, 1918," Nicolson was an engineer at the San Francisco Shipbuilding Company and its image is contained in some of the photographs
                 William Leslie Comyn - Shipbuilding Company - SS Faith

             L. William Comyn was a distinguished businessman, owner of the first ships of ferro-concrete.

             During World War II, convinced of the need for this type of vessel, tried different shipyards that build ships in ferro-concrete.

             By not getting any shipyard did think the San Francisco Shipbuilding Company -1917 in Oakland California.

             In January 1918 he began construction of the first ship named Faith designed by Alan Macdonald and Victor Poss. It was completed on March 18, 1918.

             The moving Faith 8000 tons and in the time of launching, the boat was such larger world.

             The first travel S. S. Faith were destined Honolulu, Balboa, Callao, Valparaiso and New York.

             Comyn in 1919 sold his company to French Lines SS American.

             At the end of World War II there were only 12 such vessels under construction, which were dedicated by the end of the war trade.

             In 1921 the SS Faith ended his days as a breakwater on the island of Cuba, was sold to A. Marx and Sons Co.

                 Francisco Chronicle

                 Good Ship "Faith"

                 Home to start on new adventures

                 Concrete craft wins high praise from owners and master

                 Unmindful of war or peace, strikes or storms, the reinforced concrete ship even Faith continues on her way, every plying the waves or ocean. Do not see too rough, not too high gale For This sturdy twentieth century marvel.

                 For her maiden voyage the Faith took a taste of the Pacific, going from San Francisco, the city of her birth, to Vancouver, thence back to the Panama Canal. Forty and sixty thousand Pacific Wales failed to ruffle her temper, much less to strain her in seams. Having convinced all doubters THUS or her worthiness is, the Faith slid up to New York, where she received the homage of innumerable admirers.

                 Getting back into her element she betook herself to South American waters and upon her return set sail for England. While there she was minutely Examined for lines of care or distress, bur none was found. Her captain Said That In His thirty years experience of life on the ocean waves I Had not met With Any boat to equal to this one. And her owners said: It is needless for us to say That the boat took not an inch of water, as she is one of the stanchest be boats afloat.

                 Now the Faith has returned home in quest of new glories. It is said she will soon be on her way to a new and distant continent.

                 Wherever she goes the Faith "delivers the goods"

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