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Discussion of Drafts & Models of Frigates

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
MicrofilmPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date November 21, 1794
Author Name Captain Thomas Truxtun (primary)
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses masts re draft of 44 gun Frigate; mentions India cloth; asks for draft to scale.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
Document Notes The author's address is "next door, below the Golden Swan, North Third Street".
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Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Thomas Truxton; Thomas Truxtun; Navy; constructor; ;
Related Places India; next door, below the Golden Swan, North Third Street; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords placing the masts in the small draught of an American 44 gun frigate; attend to the following rule; bowsprit to sleeve up 14 inches to every yard in length; fore mast; main mast; mizzen mast; take pains with this draft and attend to the above directions and draw the draft complete with all the sails set by the wind; main stay sail; main top mast stay sail; middle stay sail; top mast stay sails; mizzen stay sail; mizzen top mast stay sail; mizzen the main sail; fore sail; tops sails; top gallant sails; need not draw the royals; attend to the dimension here inclosed of all the spars; make you a present of a handsome piece of india cloth for your wife; frigate construction; ;
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