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Ralph E. Barry Collection


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Ralph E. Barry

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection


Overview of the Collection

Repository:Ships Plans Division, Mystic Seaport
Creator:Barry, Ralph Ensworth (R. E.), 1868-1947
Title:Ralph E. Barry Collection
Dates:1884-1931
Extent:26 sheets, representing 16 designs
Abstract:Blueprints and original plans drawn and collected by Ralph E. Barry for large ship- and bark-rigged commercial sailing vessels.
Identification:Coll. 8

Biography of Ralph E. Barry

Ralph Ensworth (R. E.) Barry, 1868-1947, was a naval architect, steamship master, steamship engineer, and marine engineer. He was educated at the Stevens Institute of Technology and Cornell University. He had been employed in various shipyards, including the Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California; the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia; the League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the design branch of the Bureau of Construction and Repair, Navy Department, Washington, D. C. In the 1920's he was self-employed as a naval architect in New London, Connecticut, where he designed yachts and commercial craft for steam and diesel power. He also designed yachts in full square and fore-and-aft rig.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Ships Plans Division.

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Ships Plans Division. See also: Mystic Seaport's copyright notice.

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Index Terms

This collection is not included in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers who are interested in finding library material about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Document Types:

Ships plans

Occupations:

Naval architects

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 8, Ships Plans Division, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Vessel designs; 1884-1931
8.1KENILWORTH, 300.2' Commercial sailing ship;Builder, John Reid; 1887
8.2WILL SCOTT, 267.3' Commercial sailing bark; Builder, William Hamilton & Co.; 1896
8.3PALGRAVE, 322.5' Commercial sailing ship; Builder, William Hamilton & Co.; 1884
8.4Unidentified, 150' ship rigged yacht;Designer, R. E. Barry; 1931
8.5SHIP 5331, 150' Commercial sailing ship;Designer, Burmeister & Wain.; 1931
8.6DRUMROCK, ex. PERSIMMON, ex. HELWIG VINNEN, ex. LOGTYEE, ex. DRUMROCK, CommercIal sail, steel bark;Builder, Ramage & Ferguson; 1891
8.7WILLY RICKMERS, 279' steel bark, commercial sail;Builder, Ritson & Co.; 1895
8.8MILVERTON, 280' Commercial sailing ship (iron);Builder, Oswald Mordunt & Co.; 1886
8.9EARL OF DAHOUSIE, 264' steel bark, commercial sail;Builder, A. Stephan & Sons; 1884
8.10MANCHESTER, 312.9' steel bark, commercial sail;Builder W. Doxford; 1892
8.11KING EDWARD, 260' steel commercial sailing ship;Builder, Russell & Co.; 1891
8.12MARECHAL DE RURENNE, 275.4' steel bark, commercial sailing;Builder, Ateliers & Chantiers de La Loire; 1899
8.13MARIE MOLINOS, 270.5 steel bark, commercial sailing;Builder, Ateliers & Chantiers de La Loire; 1899
8.14SHENANDOAH, 299.7' bark, commercial sailing;Builder, Arthur Sewall & Co.; 1890
8.15Training Ship # 59, 50, 61, 200' commercial sailing;Designer R. E. Barry; undated
8.16Unidentified 125' ship (yacht);Designer, R. E. Barry; ca. 1930

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