My grandfather worked for Houston Shipbuilding Corp during World War II. I have a program for a celebration of the 100th ship built there. I'd like to send to you if ok. I First have to apologize for the condition. I rescued from their house about 30 years after their passing. I took one of the names and simply Googled Specifications for the USS Stephen F Austin and it came back with a Wikipedia site that may work for you.
This is the information on the ships built in Houston Tx.
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Central Correspondence Files, 1936 - 1950 in Records of the US Maritime Commission (Record Group 178) and the 81 correspondence series in the Records of the Bureau of Ships (Record Group 19) that may have records on this topic. Additionally, we searched for “Specifications” and located 23 series in Record Group 19. There may also be additional related records that did not turn up in our searches. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at email@example.com.
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