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Discussing Ship Construction

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionHistorical Society Of Pennsylvania: Joshua Humphreys Correspondence view image
CollectionMystic Seaport Museum, Inc.: RF 509, Marion Brewington Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date May 17, 1795
Author Name David Stodder (primary)
Recipient Name Timothy Pickering (primary)
Summary Stodder is discussing ship modeling and ship construction with Pickering. He recommends improvements in design and structure as well as evaluating the state of the timber being used for shipbuilding.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Timothy Pickering; David Stodder; Joshua Humphreys; builders; Secretary of War; workmen; ;
Related Places Georgia; Naval Yard, Baltimore;
Keywords frigate construction; beams; futtocks; live oak timbers; builders keels; deadwood; model; stern; stern post; athwartship; ;
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