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American Industrial Conditions and Competition, British Iron Trade Association, J. Stephen Jeans, ed., 1902
"Nothing that I saw in the course of my visits impressed me more than the new shipbuilding works on the Delaware, built by the New York Shipbuilding Company, of which Mr. H. G. Morse is president and Mr. H. C. Frick, formerly president of the Carnegie Steel Company, is a leading shareholder. Probably it is not too much to say that this establishment is in all respects the most modern and the most remarkable in the world, alike in respect of its vast size, its resources for economical production, its magnificent array of labour-saving appliances, its almost overpowering appearance of having ben laid out without regard to cost, its admirably convenient location, and its evidence of high organizing capacity. The company was founded in 1899 with a capital of 1,200,000, and a t a later date it was determined to increase the capacity of the original plant about 50 percent...

"It would seem to a layman (which is all I can claim to be in shipbuilding affairs, although I have for about 30 years been in the habit of visiting shipbuilding yards, and have seen over those of greatest note in this and other countries) as if there were but little possible in the way of economy that is not provided for in thie plant. While in Philadelphia, in Pittsburg, and in new York, I was advised again and again to see it, as being the greatest achievement of American brains in its own special category. My advisers do not seem to me to have rated the achievement too highly. The establishment, to begin with, has a location equally convenient for receiving cheap supplies of raw material, for the command of cheap labour--which on the New Jersey side of the Delaware is considerably less than on the opposite shore--for access to the sea, and securing up-to-date plant and appliances of every kind, with the most highly-skilled labour available in the foremost industrial state of the country--that of Pennsylvania."

Shipping, June 6, 1918
"The New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, N.J., has commenced the construction of its proposed new forge shop, 70 x 105 feet, and a two-story addition to its plate shop, 95 x 160 feet."

Shipping, June 6, 1918
"The New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, N.J., has issued a supplementary list of 14 cranes as follows: One double-trolley crane, with 20-ton trolleys, 103-ft span; eight single-trolley cranes, with 15-ton trolleys, 50-ft span; two 15-ton, 42 ft span; two 5-ton, 42 ft span; one 15-ton,"

Shipping, August 18, 1918
"The New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, N
.J., has filed plans for a one-story addition, 50 x 112 ft, at Broadway and Fairview Streets. The company has commenced the erection of a two-story addition, 40 x 60 ft., for office use, to cost about $68,000."

 Shipping, August 24, 1918
"Denial has been made by officials of every one of the companies concerned, of the story in circulation that a great steamship merger, under the guiding hand of the American International Corporation, was to be formed by the liquidation of the International Mercantile Marine Co., and the combination of its properties with the Pacific Mail Steamship Co., the Atlantic, Gulf, and West Indies Steamship Co., and the New York Shipbuilding Corporation."

Shipping, August 31, 1918
"The New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, N
.J., has awarded a contract to the Raymond Concrete Pile Co., 90 West Street, New York, for the construction of shipways at the proposed new plant, south of Newton Creek, at a cost of $706,899.88. The new plant will be equipped for the construction of transports and will be used as an extension to the present Camden works."


"The New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, N
.J., has

 


 


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