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Catalog Number 2008:08:2935
Collection Ronald and Irene Niziol Collection
Object Name Magazine
Title The Dravo Slant: Volume I, Number 25
Scope & Content 11" x 14" magazine produced by the Dravo Corporation. The front page features a full page black and white picture of an LST in trial landing at the Navy amphibious base. The caption on the picture reads "Group From Here Inspects Navy's Amphibious Base."

Contents:
Dravo People Highly Impressed with Navy's Amphibious Invasion Equipment and Technique
Would You Believe Superintendent Hugh Pendleton was a Wrestler?
These Men Help Install Sheetmetal on the Ships
Training Opportunities Plentiful in Pittsburgh
Griffin Requests 100% Employee Bond Buying
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