Atlantic Basin Iron Works

Steamship Repairs

The Atlantic Basin Iron Works office and large work shops were located at Imlay, Summit, Van Brunt, and Bowne Streets. They did all sorts of repairs a ship might need including on steamship and diesel motors.

Publications from the 1920s list the key officials of the company as "Joseph F Moran and Joseph A Moran, Treasurer."

Active in the WWII war effort, the work of the Atlantic Basin Iron Works was recognized by the US Navy.  The company memorialized the honor with a ceramic tile:
"This Award for production was made possible by the outstanding of all our employees. February 1945.

The twist on this story is the President Roosevelt ordered the war shipping administrator, Admiral Emory S. Land, to take over the running of the company on September 3, 1943 because of a labor dispute that threatened to interrupt war production.  The company had refused to sign a contract with the CIO Marine and Shipbuilding Workers which the National Labor Relations Board had certified as the bargaining agent for the workers.  On August 30th the Board had warned the Atlantic Basin Iron Works executives to settle the labor dispute between them and their 1600 workers that had been dragging on for 5 years.

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Ceramic Tile ca. 1940 in the  family collection of Diane Neary

Ceramic Tile ca. 1940 in the family collection of Diane Neary

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Advertisement for Atlantic Basin Iron Works, 1918

Advertisement for Atlantic Basin Iron Works, 1918

Source: Shipping, Oct. 5, 1918, p. 5 View File Details Page

Atlantic Basin Iron Works, advertisement 1927

Atlantic Basin Iron Works, advertisement 1927

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1920s

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