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The Hawaiian Progress begins its maiden voyage, Oakland to Hawaii, 1970

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The Hawaiian Progress begins its maiden voyage, Oakland to Hawaii, 1970
Matson Navigation Company

IN CONTEXT

This object appears in the following sections:


Transforming the Waterfront: San Francisco and Oakland, California, 1960–1970
Transforming the Waterfront: San Francisco and Oakland, California, 1960–1970 — The Container System

RELATED OBJECTS
Matson shipping container


Hawaiian Merchant under way


Ship Hawaiian Progress
Currently on display
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
This photograph shows the Hawaiian Progress as it begins its maiden voyage from Oakland to Hawaii on September 11, 1970. The photo is taken from Treasure Island and shows the ship having just passed under the San Francisco to Oakland Bay Bridge.
Physical Description
Photograph
Details
Date Made:
1970
Dates Used:
1970 - 1970
Locations:
California, Hawaii
Credit:
Matson Navigation Company
History
The containership Hawaiian Progress was built for the Matson Navigation Company at the Bethlehem Shipyard, Sparrows Point, Maryland, and launched in October 1969. At 720-feet long, and with a capacity to carry 988 twenty-four-foot containers and 94 forty-foot containers, the ship and its sister, Hawaiian Enterprise, were the largest American containerships to be built at the time. The ships' 32,500 horsepower turbine engines provided a speed of 23 knots, which cut almost two days from the usual six-day trip between the West Coast and Hawaii.

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