Cranes were an integral part of the hull construction process for lifting heavy steel plates, and allowed for the use of prefabricated sub-assemblies. This changed the very layout and design of shipyard complexes during World War II.
Industrialization of the Shoreline (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ship Propeller Drive Shaft (about 300 feet away); Steel Lathe (about 400 feet away); Radial Drill Press (about 400 feet away); Peter R. Maloney (4th Street) Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Juan Antonio Marichal Sanchez (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Erected 2020 by Union Iron Works Historic District.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 37° 45.783′ N, 122° 23.207′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Illinois Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Building 49 (within shouting distance of this marker); Yard Evolution: New Power and Production
More about this marker. The marker is located (not so coincidentally) in Crane Cove Park (opened October 2020), directly
beneath the crane.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 5, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.