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Design proposal for a secretaire from the timbers of Resolute (1850)

ZAZ7851
Admiralty Collection

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Collection Admiralty Collection, Ship Plans
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID ZAZ7851
Description Plan showing the plan, elevation and section of the proposal for a secretaire for the President of the USA, to be made from the timbers of HMS Resolute (1850), an exploration ship after it was broken up. Signed by W J Curry. The ship had been abandoned in the Canadian archipelago, only to be recovered by a US whaler after they found it had broken free and was drifting. The US Government refitted the ship and sent it back to England as a goodwill gesture.
Date made 9 September 1879

Place made Chatham Dockyard
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials paper; black ink; pencil
Measurements Overall: 578 mm x 960 mm
Parts
  • Design proposal for a secretaire from the timbers of Resolute (1850) (ZAZ7851)
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