Estimate of Building and Equipping Ship of Forty Guns Rated at 1300 Tons

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Date November 15, 1791
Author Name Pierce Butler (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Butler prepared an estimate for building a forty gun ship rated at 1300 tons. Included is an estimate of expenses in maintaining a crew of 350 for one year. Costs are based on present circumstances and not based on construction costs during Revolutionary War Ship will have two decks for batteries. Guns assumed to be 24 pounders, though 18 pounders would do. Suggests 4 eight inch howitzers. Will also provide estimate for a brigantine.
Document Format Letterbook
Source Collection: National Archives and Records Administration: Sec Navy Requisitions on Sec Treas, RG45

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