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Guide to the Naval History Society Collection
1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936)
  MS 439

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Series 41. US Frigate Savannah (1819-1820)

Scope and Content

The series consists of the record book of Nicholas Vincent, documenting the time spent by workmen who built the brig Benefactor for the Burrit and Cannon company at Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1810; and the dimensions of the US Frigate  Savannah, construction of which began in 1820. The first 14 pages appear to have been used as a scrapbook into which were pasted cartoons, newspaper clippings, and mock foreign currency. The additions have been torn away in some places, revealing handwritten entries underneath. There are also lists of spars used for construction of  Enterprize and  Spinks, and dimensions for sloop  Curazo.

Historical Note

Construction of frigate Savannah began in 1820, but it was not launched until May 1842. It served in the Pacific Squadron from 1844 to 1860, and then was deployed off the Georgia coast during the Civil War.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 1 Record book
1819-1820

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