Collection of Seaman’s Examinations and Related Papers

Manuscripts Collection 280

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Title: Collection of Seaman’s Examinations and Related Papers
Dates: ca. 1943-1947
Extent: 244 pieces
Abstract: Seamanship examinations, notes, and related information possibly belonging to O. Wilhelmsen, a shipmaster with the Esso fleet during the 1940’s. The examinations guides were the product of Kweder’s Navigation School, 61 Whitehall Street, New York City, but some of the related material has “NDCTC FF Sch” in the upper corner.
Identification: Coll. 280

Scope and Content

Most of the items are “8 x 10” typescript copies, with some handwritten notes in folders 8 and 9.

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Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.


Wilhelmsen, O.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Kweder’s Navigation School


Seamanship–Examinations, questions, etc.

Document Types:


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 280, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Exams; ca. 1943-1946
Box Folder
1 1 Exam, “Chief Mate Oceans”, (Questions & Answers); 1943 (Two copies, one complete (34 p.) another with 2 pages missing)
2 Exam, “Chief Mate Oceans,” “C”, (Questions & Answers); 1945 (46 p.)
3 Exam, “Master Oceans”, “A” (Questions only); 1946 (7 p.)
4 Exam, “Master Oceans”, “B” (Questions & Answers); 1946 (45 p.)
5 Exam, “Master Oceans”, “C” (Questions only); 1946 (11 p.)
6 Exam, “Master Oceans”, “D” (Questions only); 1946 (8 p.)
Related Papers; ca. 1947
Box Folder
1 7 Descriptions of equipment and materials; ca. 1947
1 P-500 Pump (9 p.)
2 C02-Fifteen Pound Type (3 p.)
3 Rescue Breathing Apparatus (8 p.)
4 Duplex Pressure Proportioner (3 p.)
5 Inert Gas (4 p.)
6 Chemical Foam Generator (3 p.)
7 Trailer Pumps (7 p.)
8 Bearings (2 p.)
9 Handybilly (3 p.)
8 Tablet with hand-drawn & colored signal flags, plus related notes (8 p.)
9 Miscellaneous pieces including exam pages, notes and envelopes (11 pieces)

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