Discussion of Masting, Launching, & Coppering of Frigate

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers view image
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Author Name Captain Thomas Thompson (primary)
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary)
Summary Letter, describes masting Frigate; discusses launching frigate; describes coppering Frigate.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Thomas Truxton; Hacket; Francis; Captain Turniss; naval constructor; Captain Thomas Truxtun; Hackett; ;
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Keywords bowsprit; builder was to do of his expense; weather is very much against us; instructions from the board of war; mizen; lower deck; water ways in abundance; rigging & canvas; sheets of copper on the frigate; iron; nail holes; coppering will fall on me; he is paid for them extra; blockmaker's work; delay the launching; procure 1000 square loom'd oars; spars, yards and top masts; one of the late captives; very intelligent man; customs; notions and management of ships; dislike her for strength and oversize of timber beams; scantling was small when on paper it appears full large now; very few births; bobhouse; small area room; carry no provisions; bread, oil, olives and water; 40 days being their longest cruise; plained all the boards and planks for the births magazine; clot; recommends a small cabin; loaded her with beams, knees, iron, oak, strings; solid & heavy for a small frigate; received your favor; mention the masts; give leave to add 18 inches to the foremast; very heavy foremast; masting; lower yards are very square; ;
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