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Catalog Number 2008:08:2929
Collection Ronald and Irene Niziol Collection
Object Name Magazine
Title The Dravo Slant: Volume 1, Number 18
Scope & Content 11" x 14" magazine produced by the Dravo Corporation. The front page features black and white photographs and captions detailing sponsorship, building, and launching of LST vessels.

Contents:
Mrs. Saban Overwhelmed by Launchings, Festivities
LST 49, U.S.S. Durik Launched
Slant Receives National Award
Sheetmetal Outfitting Champions
Welders Commute 272 Miles Daily
etc.

8 Pages

Dravo Corporation was a shipbuilding company with shipyards in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. It was founded by Frank and Ralph Dravo in Pittsburgh in 1891. The corporation went public in 1936 and in 1998 was bought out by Carmeuse for $192 million ($277.8 million today). On March 5, 1942 it became the first corporation to receive the Army-Navy "E" Award for outstanding war time production. Dravo ranked 72nd among United States corporations in the value of World War II military production contracts