Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Grounding of the S.S. Schroon papers, 1922-1937



Descriptive Summary

Title: Grounding of the S.S. Schroon papers
Dates: 1922-1937
Abstract: The papers include investigative reports, correspondence, and ship and crew information in relation to the grounding of the S.S. Schroon while helping the S.S. West Hematite. The S.S. Schroon was an American sea-going vessel invovled in cargo transport.
Identification: MS 265
Quantity: 5 folders
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library Rice University, Houston, TX

Historical Sketch

The S.S. Schroon of American registry (Philadelphia), a sea-going vessel involved in cargo transport, was in German waters near Bremerhaven on February 15, 1923 when it came upon the S.S. West Hematite grounded in the Weser River. In trying to free the S.S. West Hematite, the S.S. Schroon grounded itself incurring damages severe enough to require dry-docking.


Scope and Contents

The papers include investigative reports, correspondence, and ship and crew information in relation to the grounding of the S.S. Schroon while helping the S.S. West Hematite. Of particular note is the typescript of the hearing in New Orleans between representatives of the National Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots of America and representatives of steamship companies to determine "a definition of what constitutes an arrival, departure, sailing or shifting of ship."


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the S.S. Schroon papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
S.S. Schroon
Formats
Correspondence.
Legal documents.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Grounding of the S.S. Schroon papers, 1922-1937, MS 265, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

The Collection was a gift of Captain Charles R. Kertell, Master of the S.S. Schroon, in November 1958.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Correspondence

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1 Correspondence, Reports, January-February 1923
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2 Correspondence, Investigation, March-July 1923
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3 Correspondence, 1926-27



 

Series II: Court documents

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4 Typescript of Hearing in New Orleans, November 8, 1937



 

Series III: Ship data

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5 Cargo Manifests, Crew list, Wage Information and Regulations, 1922