French Line's Freighter "Winnipeg" (ship repair) $450,000 job, 1952
Supplementary material reads: "Gershon. City desk. Illus. For Monday. Ship repair. $450,000 job! French Line's freighter Winnepeg is shown in drydock at the Todd Shipyards Division, San Pedro. To look at vessel as in shots Nos. 1 & 2, she presents no indication of the teeming work going under her. In early December, the ship struck a submerged object which opened her bottom 343 feet and forced her to return from Acapulco to San Pedro where local yard was successful bidder for one of biggest repair jobs in port's history. Nos. 1 & 2: French Line's Winnepeg. No. 3: Julian Palacios is shown 'buring out' old rivets so that new plates may be installed in ship at the 'turn of the bilge'. No. 4: The telephone is vital necessity in ship repair. Here Lynn Meloy, leaderman, talks to men inside ship who are uncoupling shaft so that propellor shaft may be taken out of shaft tunnel. Meloy's job is to tell men inside ship when to turn and when to stopping turning shaft. On top of scaffolding, left, Joe Hanley, and Elza Rosner, machinists, are removing bolts which hold propellor in place. 5: Undamaged parts of ship get cleaning. Rosalio Barragan, is shown chipping at rust with neumatic chisel. He is shown through hole called 'limber hole' cut into the trans-framing near ship's keelson to allow water to low fore-and-aft. 6 & 7: Chester Hoff, and O.M. Solider, anglesmiths, straighten bottom plates that do not have to be removed. Solider is looking behind plate to watch straightening of plate. Strap out side is guide for straightening. Plates are heated then pounded by heavy air hammer men are holding. 7: J.C. Smith, nearest camera, and B.O. Patterson, marking lines for trimmers to follow on cross frames. 9: O.C. Calder 'burning out' damaged angle frame preparatory to installing new angle frames to which 'skin' of ship will be welded".