Asa Curtis - Dimensions of the U. S. Frigate United States

As described by Asa Curtis, Gunner, USN, who was a crew member of the ship United States in the early 1840's.

  
Dimensions of the U. S. Frigate United States
Length of Spar Deck 187 feet. Length of Gun Deck 182 feet
Bredth [sic] of Spar Deck Beam 40 feet. Bredth of Gun Deck Beam 42 feet
Bredth of Berth Deck beam 45 feet. Distance between Gun and Spar Deck 7 ft.
Distance from Berth Deck to face of Keel 17 feet 4 inches

Dimensions of the U.S. Frigate United States [Page 1].

Dimensions of U. S. Frigate
United States
[Page 1]

Spars
Main Mast
Main Topmast
Topgallant Mast
Top Royal Mast
Fore Mast
Fore Topmast
F. T. Gallant Mast
F. Royal Mast
Mizen Mast
Mizen Top Mast
Mizen Top G. Mast
Mizen Royal Mast
Main Yard
Main Topsail Yard
Main Topgallant Yard
Main Royal Yard
Main Shipsail Yard
Fore Yard
Fore Topsail Yard
Fore Topgallant Yard
Fore Royal Yard
Fore Shipsail Yard
Cross Jack Yard
Miz T. Sail Yard
Miz T. Gallant Yard
Miz Royal yard
Miz Shipsail Yard
Spritsail Yard
Bowsprit
Flying Job Boom

105ft
63ft
32ft
22ft
95ft
56ft
29ft
20ft
84ft
46ft 6in
24ft 6in
16ft
95ft
71ft 6in
45ft
30ft
20ft
84ft
62ft
41ft
27ft
18ft
66ft
45ft
30ft
19ft
13ft
44ft 6in
66ft
54ft

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34¼ inches
19¼ inches
11 inches
8¼ inches
31½ inches
19¼ inches
11 inches
8¼ inches
24 inches
13 & 1/8 inches
8½ inches
6¼ inches
20 inches
16 inches
9½ inches
6½ inches
4½ inches
18½ inches
14¾ inches
6 inches
6 inches
4 inches
14 inches
10 inches
6½ inches
4½ inches
3 inches
10½ inches
4 & 2/11 inches
9½ inches

Mast Head
Mast Head

Pole
Mast Head
Mast Head

Pole
Mast Head
Mast Head

Pole
Yard Arms
Yard Arms
Yard Arms
Yard Arms
Yard Arms
Yard Arms
Yard Arms
Yard Arms
Yard Arms
Yard Arms
Yard Arms
Yard Arms
Yard Arms


Yard Arms
Yard Arms
Yard Arms

18ft
9ft

11ft
16ft
8ft

10ft
12ft 4 inches
6ft

8ft
4ft 8 inches
6ft 6 inches
2ft 6 inches
1ft 6 inches
1ft 6 inches
4ft 6 inches
6ft
2ft 3 inches
16 inches
9 inches
7ft
3ft
18 inches
9 inches
6 inches
5ft 6 inches
2½ feet
5 feet Pole




Dimensions of the U.S. Frigate United States [Page 2].

Dimensions of U. S. Frigate
United States
[Page 2]

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Spanker Boom
Spanker Gaff
Storm Mizen Gaff
Main Gaff
Fore Gaff
Ring Tail Boom
Ring Tail Yard
Lower Steering sail Boom
Lower Steering sail Yard
F. T. M. Steering Boom
F. T. M. Steering Yard
F. T. G. Steering Boom
F. T. G. Steering Yard
F. R. Steering Sail Boom
M. T. M. Steering Sail Boom
M. T. G. Steering Sail Boom
M. R. S. Sail Boom
M. Topmast Sail Yard
M. T. G. Sail Yard
M. R. G. Sail Yard
Jack Staff
Dolphin Stricker
Main Topsail Mast
Fore Topsail Mast
Mizen Topsail Mast

50ft
32ft
22ft
30ft
36ft
29ft 2in
14ft 6in
51ft 3in
31ft
42ft 6in
24ft
32ft
18ft
21ft
41ft
36ft
24ft
28ft
20ft
14ft
16ft
17ft
52ft
49ft
39ft

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11 inches
8 & 3/11 inches
8 inches
8¾ inches
8¾ inches
5½ inches
3¾ inches
10 inches
6¼ inches
9 inches
5½ inches
6¼ inches
4½ inches
4½ inches
9 inches
7 inches
5 inches
6 inches
4½ inches
3 inches
3½ inches
7½ inches
11 inches
11 inches
9 inches

1 foot End
5 foot End



















2ft. end.
Poles are not included in the length here given but
must in every instance be added, excepting lower mast heads
and Yard Arms which are included