Photographs of the Launches of the USS West Lianga and USS Nile, 1918-1919  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Photographs of the Launches of the USS West Lianga and USS Nile
Dates
1918-1919 (inclusive)
Quantity
9 photographic postcards (1 folder)
Collection Number
PH1405
Summary
Photographs of the launch of the steamships USS West Lianga and USS Nile from Seattle, Washington in April 1918 and November 1919
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

The USS West Lianga, a steel steamship with an 8,800 deadweight tonnage, launched from Seattle, Washington, on April 20, 1918. Its construction at the Skinner and Eddy Shipyard took 55 working days, which set a world record for the least number of working days.

The USS Nile, a steamship with a 7,000 deadweight tonnage, launched from the Skinner and Eddy Shipyard on November 11, 1919. It was sunk in 1927.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographic postcards of the launch of the steamships USS West Lianga and USS Nile from Seattle, Washington in April 1918 and November 1919.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Status of creator's copyrights is unknown; restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Users are responsible for researching copyright status before use.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Launch of USS West LiangaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1 1 April 20, 1918
1 2 April 20, 1918
1 3 April 20, 1918
1 4 April 20, 1918

Launch of USS NileReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1 5-6 November 11, 1919
1 7 November 11, 1919
1 8-9 November 11, 1919

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Docks--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Launches--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Ships--Cargo--United States--Photographs
  • Steamboats--United States--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Nile (Ship)--Photographs
  • West Lianga (Ship)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Postcards

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)