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Report on the State of Naval Equipment and Frigate Construction to House Committee

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Sec Navy Requisitions on Sec Treas, RG45 view image
Document Information
Date January 13, 1796
Author Name Josiah Fox
Recipient Name Josiah Parker (primary)
Summary Estimate is signed by Humphreys, Francis, Truxton and Fox. Exclusive of men and provisions, estimate $453,272 to complete six frigates. Estimate $120 per ton. Quantities listed as most essential and already delivered and what is deficient, by locations of the six ship yards: Philadelphia; New York; Boston; Norfolk; Baltimore; Portsmouth New Hampshire;
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes Comprises documents No. 1-5
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Related Persons/Groups Tench Francis; Captain Thomas Truxton; Truxtun; Joshua Humphreys; Josiah Fox; House of Representatives; Committee; carpenters; minister; naval agents; agents; purveyors; Secretary of War; Timothy Pickering; constructor; clerk; ;
Related Places England; Navy Yards; Philadelphia; New York; Boston; Norfolk; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Baltimore; Europe; James River; ;
Keywords report; naval equipment; frigate; actual cost; ordnance; ordnance stores; powder; provisions; tonnage; account of monies; 44 gun frigate; 36 gun frigate; copper; materials; delivered; wanting; white oak timber; beams; white oak plank; castings; ledges; cables; live oak; frame; like oak knees; cedar; gun deck beams; upper deck beams; lower deck beams; deck beams; plank; pitch pine plank; carlengs; ledges; heel; locust trennails; trennel; treenail; iron; sheathing; bottom; nails; stores; estimate; contracts; public stores; ship; vessels; ;
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