Todd Shipyards Corporation photograph album, 1949  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Todd Shipyards Corporation
Title
Todd Shipyards Corporation photograph album
Dates
1949 (inclusive)
Quantity
130 photographic prints in 1 album (1 box) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
PH0079
Summary
Photographs of damage to the Todd Shippyards grounds and buildings from the 1949 earthquake in Seattle, Washington
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

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation is located at 1801 16th Avenue SW on Harbor Island in Seattle. The shipyard was founded in 1916 by William Todd, a Brooklyn boilermaker, who purchased an existing shipyard from the Seattle Construction and Dry Dock Company.

The location of Todd Shipyard is seismically unstable, being constructed of infill land on top of a river delta. On April 13, 1949, at 11:55 a.m. a 7.1 magnitude earthquake occured in Western Washington centered between Olympia and Tacoma. The ground shook for about 30 seconds and was felt over a 230,000-square-mile area. Parts of Harbor Island rose as much as 16 inches and other parts dropped 12 inches.

The grounds and equipment at the Todd Pacific Shipyards in Seattle suffered damage as a result of the 1949 earthquake. A summary of earthquake damage and its probable effect on future facilities planning was reported on June 2, 1949.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Documentation of damage to the Todd Shipyards building and grounds after the 1949 earthquake.

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Site MapReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Page item
0 0
Site plan of Todd Shipyards Corporation
The map has been annotated with numbers that relate to several photographs in the album
1944

"Y" SeriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Page item
1 Y1
Half-inch wide crack in pavement at the restaurant (T1) looking east
Written on photograph: Excavation to repair 2 1/2 waterline.
1949
1 Y2
Half-inch wide crack in pavement at Substation 2 looking east
1949
1 Y3
Earthquake damage adjacent to the babbit shed building (T26) looking north
1949
2 Y4
Earthquake damage adjacent to the babbit shed building (T26) looking west
1949
2 Y5
Half-inch wide crack in pavement at the head of Pier 7 looking west
1949
2 Y6
Half-inch wide crack in pavement near the north end of the machine shop building (T47A) looking east
1949
3 Y7
Quarter-inch wide crack in pavement at the head of Pier 6 looking west
1949
3 Y8
Half-inch wide crack in pavement north of the storeroom building (T19) looking west
1949
3 Y9
One inch wide crack in pavement with three-quarter inches of settlement, and another half-inch wide crack in pavement at the north end of the punch and forge shop (T18) looking west
1949
4 Y10
Crack in pavement at the north end of the punch and forge shop (T18) looking north
Written on photograph: See Y11.
1949
4 Y11
Two inch wide crack with six inches of settlement in pavement at the north end of the punch and forge shop (T18) looking north
1949
4 Y12
Three-quarter inch wide crack in pavement at the north end of pipe shop (T14A) looking east
1949
5 Y13
Four and three-quarter inches wide gap in broken railroad tie at the head of Pier 4 looking east
1949
5 Y14
One and one-half-inch wide crack in pavement at the head of Pier 4 looking east
1949
5 Y15
One and a quarter-inch wide crack in pavement at acetylene house (N64) looking north
1949
6 Y16
Crack in pavement with one and one-half inches of settlement at acetylene house (N64) looking west
1949
6 Y17
Half-inch wide crack in pavement south of building (C49B) looking west
Written on album page: Bulkhead cap south of building C49B looking west.
1949
6 Y18
Crack in pavement with one and one-half inches of settlement south of building (C49B) looking south
Written on album page: Bulkhead cap south of building C49B looking south.
1949
7 Y19 1949
7 Y20
Crack in pavement with one and one-half inch of settlementin the area south of the lumber shed (T8) looking north
1949
7 Y21
Crack in pavement with two and one-half inches of settlement in the area south of the lumber shed (T8) looking south
1949
8 Y22
Half-inch wide crack in the pavement in the area south of the lumber shed (T8) looking west
1949
8 Y23
One and one-quarter inch wide crack in pavement in the area south of the toilet building (N63) looking east
1949
8 Y24
Crack in pavement with three and one-half inches of settlement in the area south of the lumber shed (T8) looking south
1949
9 Y25
Crack in the pavement with one and one-half inch settlement in area south of the varnish room (T69) looking south
1949
9 Y26
One inch wide crack with three-quarter inches of settlement at the northwest corner of the store warehouse and shop building (N58)
1949
9 Y27
Two and one-quarter inch gap under doorway on the north side of the store warehouse and shop building (N58) looking south
1949
10 Y28
Two and one-quarter inch and one and one-half inch gaps between stairs and building siding on the south side of the first aid building (N57)
Written on album page: Stairway south side building N57 east end
1949
10 Y29
One and three-quarter inch gap below building siding on the south side of the first aid building (N57)
Written on album page: Stairway south side building N57 west end.
1949
10 Y30
Two and one-half inch gap between stairway and building siding on the north side of the first aid building (N57)
Written on album page: Stairway north side building N57 west end.
1949
11 Y31
One and a half-inch gap between stairway and building siding on the north side of the first aid building (N57)
1949
11 Y32
Six inch gap and one inch gap in pavement around grate on the north side of the first aid building (N57)
1949
11 Y33
Earthquake damage to siding and foundation on the west side main office building (T1)
1949
12 Y34
Earthquake damage with two feet of settlement in pavement in the area north of copper shop (C50) looking south
1949
12 Y35
Two one-half inch cracks in pavement with three and one-half inches of settlement in the area north of the copper shop (C50) looking north
1949
12 Y36
Half-inch crack in the pavement at the northwest corner of the warehouse building (C49) looking south
1949
13 Y37
Cracks in the ground from earthquake damage at the transformer yard west of paint shop building (T55) looking south.
1949
13 Y38
One inch crack in pavement along railway line with three inches of settlement west of the steel fabrication shop (N59) looking south.
1949
13 Y39
One inch crack in the pavement with three inches of settlement west of the steel fabrication shop (N59) looking west.
1949
14 Y40
One and a half to two-inch gap in pavement at the area adjacent to steel fabrication shop (N59) looking south
1949
14 Y41
One inch crack in pavement with four and one-half inches of settlement at the west side of the steel fabrication shop (N59) looking north
1949
14 Y42
One and one-half inch gap in pavement at the west side of steel fabrication shop (N59) looking north
1949
15 Y43
Crack in pavement along railway line with three and one-half inches of settlement at the southwest corner steel fabrication shop (N59)
1949
15 Y44 1949
15 Y45
Crack in pavement with four and one-half inches of settlement at the north compressor house (N61) looking north
1949
16 Y46
Crack in the pavement with eight inches of settlement northwest of the compressor house (N61) looking north
1949
16 Y47
One and one-half inch wide crack in pavement at the northeast corner of the toilet building (N62) looking west
1949
16 Y48
Four and one-half inch gap between pavement and siding with five and three-quarter inches of settlement at the northwest corner of the toilet building (N62) looking east
1949
17 Y49
Two inch wide crack in pavement with four and one-half inches of settlement in the area west of the toilet building (N62) looking west
1949
17 Y50
Two inch wide crack in pavement with four and one-half inches of settlement in the area west of the toilet building (N62) looking east
1949
18 Y52
Earthquake debris with a two to six-inch crack in pavement with three inches of settlement in the area south of Pier 1 looking east
1949
18 Y53
Crack in pavement with three inches of settlement in the area south of Pier 1 looking along bulkhead CAP
1949
18 Y54
Ground along railway line in the area south of Pier 1, looking east along the railroad
1949
19 Y55
Ground with cracks along side of building on the south side of compressor house (N61) looking west.
1949
19 Y56
One-half inch gap in pavement on the northwest corner of the compressor house (N61) looking east
1949
19 Y57
Crack in pavement with one and one-half inches of settlement on the north side of compressor house (N61) looking west along the north wall of the electric manhole
1949
20 Y58
Two inch gap in pipe and two inches of pavement settlement along south side of compressor house (N61) looking north at the northeast corner transfer slab
1949
20 Y59
Fuel oil tank on cracked cement slab raised four inches east of the furnace room (N60) looking west
1949
20 Y60
Fuel oil tank on cracked cementslab raised four inches east of the furnace room (N60) looking north
1949
21 Y61
Crack along the ground in front of the tool room (T17) looking east
1949
21 Y62 1949
21 Y63
One inch crack in the pavement and three inch gap below exterior siding on northeast corner of the first aid and office building (N57) looking west
1949
22 Y64
Three-quarter inch crack along the pavement on the south side of the kitchen annex (T2) looking west
1949
22 Y66
One inch crack in the foundation with three inches of settlement on the northeast corner of the store warehouse and shop building (N58) looking west
1949
23 Y67
Ground at the southwest corner of transformer station at the toilet building (N63)
1949
23 Y68
Crack in pavement in front of the tool room (T17) looking east
Written on photo: See Y61.
1949
23 Y69
Crack in pavement across railway line at the head of Pier 4 looking east
1949
24 Y70
Crack in pavement across railway line at the head of Pier 4 looking west
1949
24 Y71
Metal pole on the ground near the head of Pier 4 looking east
1949
24 Y72
Crack in pavement near head of Pier 4 looking east
1949

"E" Series"Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Page item
25 E1
Earthquake damage exposing underground pipe at Pier 7 looking south
1949
25 E2
Earthquake damage to wall elements at Pier 7 looking south
1949
25 E3
Exposed pipes in building at Pier 6 outboard end
1949
26 E4
Exposed pipes under Pier 7
Written on album page: See E5.
1949
26 E5
Ground on Pier 7 looking north
1949
27 E6
Electrical junction box mounted to wall at the southwest corner of the steel fabrication shop (N59) looking south
1949
27 E7
Looking down on electrical junction box at Pier 2 looking east
1949
27 E8
Looking down on electrical junction box at Berth F looking west
1949
27 E9
Looking down on electrical junction box at Pier 3 looking east
1949
28 E10
Reinforcing rods through wall at Substation 2
Written on album page: MH west wall.
1949
28 E11
Reinforcing rods through wall at Substation 2
Written on album page: MH west wall ducts broken through wall.
1949
28 E12
Exposed pipes and cables on the ground of the machine shop (T47A) looking down and to the north
Written on album page: MH at machine shop (west side) looking down and to the north. MH not reinforced.
1949
29 E13
Electrical conduit under E15 looking south
1949
29 E14
Transformer slab on Pier 1 looking east
1949
29 E15
Ground above electric conduit looking north
Written on photograph: Electric conduit under. See E13.
1949
30 E16
Six foot void under electric conduits near Substation 3
1949
30 E17
Cracked pavement revealing cables within tubes in the area of north compressor house (N61) looking east
Written on album page: In vicinity of photo Y45
1949
30 E18
On pier looking down on electrical junction box
1949
31 E19
Looking up under Pier 7
1949
31 E20
Crack in wall with electric wires passing through holes in wall at the southwest corner of the main office building (T1) looking west.
Written on album page: MH at southwest corner of building T-1. Looking west MH not reinforced.
1949
31 E21
Crack in wall with metal suppport connecting wo pipes
Written on album page: Same as E20.
1949

"W" Series"Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Page item
32 2W
Pipeline in trench near acetylene house (N64) looking east
1949
32 3W
Pipeline in trench near acetylene house (N64) looking west
1949
32 4W
Pipeline in trench at first aid building (N57) looking south
1949
33 5W
Pipeline in trench at Substation 3 looking east
1949
33 6W
Pipeline in trench at Substation 3 looking west
1949
33 7W
Pipeline in trench at the steel fabrication shop (N59) looking north
1949

"SP" Series"Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Page item
34 SP1
Inside the north toilet building (N63) looking east
1949
34 SP2
Outside the south toilet building (N62) looking west
1949
34 SP2A
Pipeline at the south toilet building (N62) looking south
1949
35 SP3
Pipeline in trench at the machine shop (T47A) looking east
1949
35 SP4
Pipeline in trench at the punch and forge shop (T18) looking south
1949
35 SP5
Pipeline in trench at the paint shop (T55) looking west
1949

"Typical Failure" SeriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Page item
36 48
Broken pipeline above ground
Written on album page: Typical Failure
1949
36 49
Broken pipeline above ground
Written on album page: Typical Failure
1949
36 50
Broken pipeline above ground
Written on album page: Typical Failure
1949

"SA" Series"Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Page item
37 SA1
Sanitation pipeline at the south toilet building (N62) looking south
1949
37 SA2
Underground drain pipe at Substation 3 looking east
1949
37 SA3
Underground tile drain pipe at the steel fabrication building (N59) looking north
1949
38 SA4
Broken underground tile drain pipe at the steel fabrication building (N59) looking south
1949
38 SA5
Underground tile drain pipe at the north toilet building (N63) looking south
1949
38 SA6
Above ground sanitation pipeline at the north toilet building (N63) looking south
1949
39 SA6A
Underground sanitary pipeline at the north toilet building (N63) looking south
1949
39 SA7
Underground drain pipe at the machine shop (T47A) looking north
1949

"ST" Series"Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Page item
40 1ST
Exposed underground pipes at the babbit shed (T26) looking west
1949
40 2ST
Exposed underground pipes at the caulkers shed (T32) looking east
1949

"OX" Series"Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Page item
41 OX1
Exposed pipeline underneath the steel fabrication shop (N59) looking west
1949

"A" Series"Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Page item
42 A1
Exposed pipeline underneath the steel fabrication shop (N59) looking north
1949

"B" Series"Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Page item
43 B1
Chimney on exterior of buliding store warehouse and shop building (N58)
1949
43 B2
Crack in floor of steel fabrication shop (N-59)
1949
43 B3
Crack in floor of restaurant building (T1)
1949
44 B4
Crack in floor of kitchen building (T2)
1949
44 B5
Crack in ground of building store warehouse and shop building (N58)
1949
44 B6
Crack in ground of toilet building (T2)
1949
45 B7
Crack in ground of toilet building (T2)
1949
45 B8
Exterior of the second story of main office building (T1)
1949
45 B9
Exterior of building between main office building (T1) and kitchen (T2)
1949
46 B10
Chimney separated from its base on the top of store warehouse and shop building (N58)
1949
46 B11
Chimney separated from its base on the top of store warehouse and shop building (N58)
1949
46 B12
Crack on floor of power plant building (T20)
1949

Damage ReportReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1 1
Summary of Damage Report
June 2, 1949

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Buildings--Earthquake effects--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Earthquake damage--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Pavements--Earthquake effects--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Piers--Earthquake effects--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Plumbing--Earthquake effects--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Railroads--Earthquake effects--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Shipyards--Earthquake effects--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Todd Shipyards Corporation--Archives
  • Todd Shipyards Corporation--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographic prints