Date of Award
Master of Arts
This study encompasses a period which was probably 'the most significant in American steamship history -- from the hurtling of the GENERAL SLOCUM (1904) to 1925. It is not unusual for a major disaster to touch off a broad investigation into problems not necessarily directly related to the disaster itself. Thus, such studies provide data of interest in a general study; this is why the present paper deals so heavily in events while stressing trends. Because of the range of some of these investigation reports, a problem presents itself as to the proper scope a paper on "fire safety" should have.
Heite, Edward Francis, "Steamship fire safety for American vessels from 1904 to 1925" (1963). Master's Theses. 204.