Viewing 1–18 of 18 documents: "pumps"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 20, 1796 Advocating the use of Burkes pumps for the frigates Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Barry, Truxton and Humphreys list in detail the performance of the Burkes Patent Pumps they tested. It delivered 154 gallons of water in 35 seconds by 38 strokes of the brakes, and raised the water 12 feet with four hands. It was also able to bring up a quantity of walnut-sized stones as well as a four-pound shot. The pump is likely to be more reliable than the current chain pumps and will be...
October 25, 1796 Draught showing where to place pumps on frigate [not available] Captain Thomas Truxtun Draught is not complete but should be suitable to show where to place the pumps on frigate. When Josiah Fox returns, will submit more suitable draught.
January 8, 1796 Response from Joshua Humphreys on placement of deadwood [not available] George Claghorn War Office forwards letter from Joshua Humphreys informs naval constructor George Claghorn that he is to be cautious in shifting the mid ship dead wood; and not to place the butt near the station of the chain pumps. Serious consequences to safety of ship if she runs aground and injures the keel. Oakum could be drawn into the pumps.
February 20, 1795 Examining the inboard draft for the frigate at Baltimore Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Humphreys examined the draft for the frigate at Baltimore and found it to be adequate at present, for the only purpose of the draft was to illustrate the placement of the beams and thus the pumps.
December 19, 1796 Frigate Patent Pumps [not available] James McHenry Letter, recommends Burke's patent for Frigates.
December 19, 1796 Frigate Pumps [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. McHenry informs Wolcott that Captain Barry, Captain Truxton, and Joshua Humphreys think that a patent pump is preferable to chain pumps and asks for an order of six of them.
May 11, 1798 Pay of the Shipwrights, Etc. Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Among other topics, Hodgdon discusses the pay of shipwrights all of whom should receive the same pay per month.
[not available] Description of Proportions for 44 Gun Frigates Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Describes proportions for 44 gun Frigates. Discusses the dimensions of rooms for a 44 gun frigate, making them as small as possible without being too small. Chain pumps to work between the decks. Lengths of timbers, beams, and futtocks for the frigates (in list form).
October 25, 1796 Examining the inboard draft for the frigate at Baltimore Joshua Humphreys James McHenry Humphreys examined the draft for the frigate at Baltimore and found it to be adequate at present, for the only purpose of the draft was to illustrate the placement of the beams and thus the pumps.
August 10, 1797 Articles for the Frigate "Constitution" James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver to Samuel Hodgdon the listed articles for the frigate "Constitution" at Boston.
May 11, 1798 Oakum Required for the Walnut Hill Garrison Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Hodgdon informs McHenry that the Commander in Chief [Adams] requires oakum to be shipped to the Walnut Hill garrison immediately and can be procured no nearer than Philadelphia.
July 16, 1791 Instructions Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Itemized list of how Hodgdon wants goods and troops distributed on the boats and directions for outfitting the boats.
July 13, 1791 List of Articles to be Forwarded Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Itemized list of articles to be forwarded to the boats under Major Gaither's command. Special attention is to be paid to the horse boats.
August 10, 1797 Request for arms and articles for crew of frigate Constitution at Boston [not available] Samuel Hodgdon Request to Samuel Hodgdon to deliver arms and ammunition stores for the frigate Constitution at Boston.
April 1798 List of Military Stores for the Frigate Constitution War Department [not available] List of Military Stores intended for the frigate Constitution.
December 1793 Committee Report, Expenses of Naval Force Congress of the United States [not available] List of costs for arming ships to sufficiently protect American merchants from Algerian corsairs.
June 19, 1794 Articles for a 44-Gun Frigate Joshua Humphreys Unknown Recipient Document reporting on the dimensions of materials for a 44-gun frigate, and fittings and stores for same. Joshua Humphreys is a reputed shipbuilder.
July 12, 1798 Sundries for the Frigate "United States" John Harris Captain John Barry A ten-page list of sundries for the Frigate "United States," commanded by Captain John Barry.