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


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

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


Spars          
Main Mast 105ft Diameter 34¼ inches Mast Head 18ft
Main Topmast 63ft Diameter 19¼ inches Mast Head 9ft
Topgallant Mast 32ft Diameter 11 inches    
Top Royal Mast 22ft Diameter 8¼ inches Pole 11ft
Fore Mast 95ft Diameter 31½ inches Mast Head 16ft
Fore Topmast 56ft Diameter 19¼ inches Mast Head 8ft
F. T. Gallant Mast 29ft Diameter 11 inches    
F. Royal Mast 20ft Diameter 8¼ inches Pole 10ft
Mizen Mast 84ft Diameter 24 inches Mast Head 12ft 4 inches
Mizen Top Mast 46ft 6in Diameter 13 & 1/8 inches Mast Head 6ft
Mizen Top G. Mast 24ft 6in Diameter 8½ inches    
Mizen Royal Mast 16ft Diameter 6¼ inches Pole 8ft
Main Yard 95ft Diameter 20 inches Yard Arms 4ft 8 inches
Main Topsail Yard 71ft 6in Diameter 16 inches Yard Arms 6ft 6 inches
Main Topgallant Yard 45ft Diameter 9½ inches Yard Arms 2ft 6 inches
Main Royal Yard 30ft Diameter 6½ inches Yard Arms 1ft 6 inches
Main Shipsail Yard 20ft Diameter 4½ inches Yard Arms 1ft 6 inches
Fore Yard 84ft Diameter 18½ inches Yard Arms 4ft 6 inches
Fore Topsail Yard 62ft Diameter 14¾ inches Yard Arms 6ft
Fore Topgallant Yard 41ft Diameter 6 inches Yard Arms 2ft 3 inches
Fore Royal Yard 27ft Diameter 6 inches Yard Arms 16 inches
Fore Shipsail Yard 18ft Diameter 4 inches Yard Arms 9 inches
Cross Jack Yard 66ft Diameter 14 inches Yard Arms 7ft
Miz T. Sail Yard 45ft Diameter 10 inches Yard Arms 3ft
Miz T. Gallant Yard 30ft Diameter 6½ inches Yard Arms 18 inches
Miz Royal yard 19ft Diameter 4½ inches   9 inches
Miz Shipsail Yard 13ft Diameter 3 inches   6 inches
Spritsail Yard 44ft 6in Diameter 10½ inches Yard Arms 5ft 6 inches
Bowsprit 66ft Diameter 4 & 2/11 inches Yard Arms 2½ feet
Flying Job Boom 54ft Diameter 9½ inches Yard Arms 5 feet Pole


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

Published: Wed Dec 03 09:23:53 EST 2014