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Knox forwards Joshua Humphreys' recommendations and estimates on the costs of procuring white oak timber and planking; includes principal dimensions of several French and British war ships

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Sec Navy Requisitions on Sec Treas, RG45 view image
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Date May 12, 1794
Author Name Henry Knox (primary)
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Secretary of War Henry Knox forwards Joshua Humphrey's estimate of the probable costs of timber for a ship of 44 guns to the Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton. Estimate includes costs and dimensions of white oak, pine, red cedar, live oak. Included in this document is a list from Thomas Penrose of French and British warships with information on number of guns, length of gundeck, other dimensions, where and when launched. Those ships are to be constructed to sail fast, hold a good wind, carry a taut sail and draw little water.
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; Henry Knox; Secretary of War; Secretary Treasury; Joshua Humphreys; US Navy; British Navy; French Navy; Robert Morris; Victory; Ocean; Cambridge; Valiant; Centaur; Bellond; Panther; Nassau; Preston; Sanford; Diamond; Dolphin; Hazard; Garland; Druid; Royal Carolina; Wolf Sloop; Terror Bomb; Yacht; Bonetta Sloop; Otter Sloop; Royal Escape Lighter; India Man; Grasshopper Longboat; Lighter Royal George; Raven Sloop; Ranger Sloop; King of Portugal; Thunder Bomb; Royal George; Royal Sovereign; Royal Williams; Prince; Namur; Union; Barfleur; Sandwich; Princess Amelia; Burford; Lenox; Vanguard; Elizabeth; Princess Louise; Montague; Dunkirk; Rippon; Centurion; Nottingham; Tyger; Cortland; Guernsey; Ludlow Castle; Maidstone; Tartar; Cumberland; Sheerness; Portsmouth Storeship; Plymouth Transport; Valiant; Achilles; Arethusa King; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; France; Britain; Chatham Lock; Heneker; Plymouth; Woolwich; Harwich; Limehouse Carter; Isle of Wight; Southampton; War Department; Treasury Department; ;
Keywords estimate; costs; timber; ships; frigate construction; guns; white oak; pine; red cedar; live oak; sail fast; ;
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