A New Ship for a New Ocean

Hans Konrad Van Tilburg

in A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780813035161
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038957 | DOI:
A New Ship for a New Ocean

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The Saginaw was a sleek and narrow vessel. And, as with all ships, her construction reflected more than just the technical and hydrodynamic requirements of marine sail and steam; it also reflected the social organization of the navy. The Saginaw was comprised of three distinct areas. The forward third of the vessel belonged to the enlisted men. The 32-pounder pivot gun, foremast, forward hatches, and capstan were the only significant features on the weather deck.

Keywords: vessel; hydrodynamic; the navy; Saginaw; pivot gun; marine sail

Chapter.  9646 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Underwater Archaeology

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