S.S. Florence Martus logbooks
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S.S. Florence Martus logbooks

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Florence Martus (Ship)
Title: S.S. Florence Martus logbooks
Dates: 1943-1946
Extent: 1.5 cubic feet (30 books, 3 boxes)
Identification: MS 2013

Biographical/Historical Note

The liberty ship, S.S. Florence Martus, was launched on January 18, 1943 by the Southeastern Shipyard in Savannah, Georgia. She served as a cargo ship aiding in the war effort during World War II, and was the thirtieth of eighty eight liberty ships built in Savannah. The S.S. Florence Martus was manned by merchant marines, and was later scrapped in Baltimore. The ship was named for Florence Martus, the "Waving Girl", who was the sister of a lighthouse keeper; she waved at ships coming through the Port of Savannah. A statue of Martus by the sculptor Felix de Weldon has been erected in Morrell Park on the historic riverfront of Savannah.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains thirty logbooks kept during the first eight voyages of the S.S. Florence Martus. The logbooks contain information pertinent to the operations of the ship during its voyages. Included are watch entries on the daily operations of the ship, some crew lists providing next of kin, collision reports, and one court martial. There are duplicate copies of some of the volumes.


Index Terms

Florence Martus (Ship)
Liberty ships--Georgia--Savannah.
Logs (records)
Merchant marine--United States.
Southeastern Shipyard (Savannah, Ga.)
World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], S.S. Florence Martus logbooks, MS 2013, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

Box

Fldr

Volume

111Voyage 1, 1943 November 23 - 1944 January 22
 
21Duplicate
 
32Voyage 1, 1944 January 23 - 1944 February 7
 
42Duplicate
 
51Voyage 2, 1944 February 8 - 1944 April 8
 
61Duplicate
 
7Voyage 3, 1944 April 9 - 1944 June 10
 
8Voyage 3 and Voyage 4, 1944 June 10 - 1944 August 9
 
9Voyage 4, 1944 June 14 - 1944 August 13
 
10Voyage 4 and Voyage 5, 1944 August 10 - 1944 October 9
 
111Voyage 5, 1944 August 14 - 1994 October 1
 
122Voyage 5, 1944 October 14 - 1944 December 13
 
132Voyage 5, 1944 October 10 - 1944 December 9
 

Box

Fldr

Volume

2143Voyage 5, 1944 December 14 - 1945 January 17
 
15Duplicate
 
161Voyage 6, 1945 January 18 - 1945 March 19
 
17Duplicate
 
182Voyage 6, 1945 March 20 - 1945 March 25
 
19Voyage 6 and Voyage 7, 1945 March 20 - 1945 May 19
 
20Voyage 7, 1945 May 20 - 1945 June 10
 
2021Voyage 7, 1945 March 26 - 1945 May 25
 
222Voyage 7, 1945 May 26 - 1945 June 11
 
231Voyage 8, 1945 June 11 - 1945 August 10
 
24Duplicate
 
252Voyage 8, 1945 August 11 - 1945 October 8
 

Box

Fldr

326Duplicate
 
273Voyage 8, 1945 October 9 - 1945 December 5
 
28Duplicate
 
2929Voyage 8, 1945 December 6 - 1946 February 2
 
30Duplicate