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NHF-030 US Navy 1890’s Ship Drawings Collection

Six prints of Naval Constructor’s drawings mounted on hard cardboard with gilded edges. Donated by the Naval Historical Foundation, original donor unknown. Drawings presented to the Secretary of the Navy by the Chief Constructor of the U.S. Navy, about 1880-1890.
Caption: Collection photo# NHF-030.01: Drawing of U.S. Protected Steel Cruiser, No. 6 (USS OLYMPIA)
Description: Six prints of Naval Constructor’s drawings mounted on hard cardboard with gilded edges. Donated by the Naval Historical Foundation, original donor unknown. Drawings presented to the Secretary of the Navy by the Chief Constructor of the U.S. Navy, about 1880-1890. “U.S. Gunboat No. 5 & 6” (USS MACHIAS and USS CASTINE); “Practice Cruiser”; “Steel Cruisers, Nos. 9, 10 & 11” (USS MONTGOMERY, USS DETROIT, USS MARBLEHEAD); “Steel Cruisers, Nos. 7, 8” (USS CINCINNATI and USS RALEIGH); “U.S. Protected Steel Cruiser No. 6” (USS OLYMPIA); “U.S. Armored Steel Cruiser No. 2” (USS NEW YORK) (Note: Original configuration as envisaged in this drawing is not how the ship eventually looked.)
Accession #: NHF
Catalog #: NHF-030
Donor: Naval Historical Foundation
After this Year: 1880
Before this Year: 1895
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