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Henry B. Nevins, Inc. Shipyard Collection



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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Henry B. Nevins, Inc. Shipyard

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection


      

Overview of the Collection

  Repository:Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library, Mystic Seaport
  Creator:Henry B. Nevins, Inc.
  Title:Henry B. Nevins, Inc. Shipyard Collection
  Dates:1913-1942
  Extent:596 sheets representing 90 designs
  Abstract:Designs for yachts built by Henry B. Nevins, Inc. Designers include George F. Crouch, Charles D. Mower, Clinton H. Crane, Frederick M. Hoyt, Henry J. Gielow, Inc., Tams & King, Inc. and William Gardner & Co.
  Identification:Coll. 28

Biography of Henry B. Nevins, Inc. Shipyard

Henry B. Nevins (1878-1959) was a master yacht builder and author on vessel construction. Mr. Nevins began his career at the Gas Engine & Power Co. and Charles L. Seabury & Co., Consolidated, City Island, New York. In 1907 he bought the Hansen Boat Yard at City Island, New York and founded Henry B. Nevins, Inc. He later added the adjoining land of the Byles Yard to increase his acreage. He built custom cruising and racing craft and, during World War II, minesweepers for the war effort.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library

Restrictions on Use

  

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

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  

Persons:

Crane, Clinton H., 1873-1958
Crouch, George C., 1879-1959
Hoyt, Frederick M.
Mower, Charles Drown, 1875-1942

Corporate Bodies:

Henry B. Nevins, Inc.
Henry J. Gielow, Inc.
Tams & King, Inc.
William Gardner & Co.

Vessels:

Alert IV (Sloop)
Analgra (Motorboat)
Ardette (Sloop)
Baby Bootlegger (Motorboat)
Clytie (Sloop)
Miss Columbia (Motorboat)
Miss Motometer (Motorboat)
Miss Philadelphia (Motorboat)
Priscilla (Yacht)
Semloh (Motorboat)
Seven Seas (Sloop)
Teaser (Motorboat)

Subjects:

Boats and boating
Motorboat racing
Motorboats
Naval architecture--Designs and plans
Sailboats
Ships plans
Shipyards
Yacht racing
Yachts--Design and construction

Document Types:

Ships plans

Occupations:

Boatbuilders
Yacht designers--United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 28, Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library, 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. For more information, please e-mail collections.

                        
  
Vessel designs; 1913-1942
      
28.1NINA; 59 ft. auxiliary schoonerDesigner, Sparkman & Stephens, Inc.; Design #182; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; 1928
28.2ONIKA; 125 ft. houseboatDesigner, Henry J. Gielow, Inc.; Design #790; Builder, Pusey & Jones; Hull #1048; 1930
28.3UNIDENTIFIED; 43.33 ft. LWL auxiliary yawlDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
28.4UNIDENTIFIED; 21.5 ft. cruising sloopDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
28.5UNIDENTIFIED; 45 ft. auxiliary ketchDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
28.6UNIDENTIFIED; 51 ft. LWL motor yachtDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
28.7UNIDENTIFIED; 17 ft. cutterDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
28.8UNIDENTIFIED; 46.08 ft. crash boatDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; 1942
28.9UNIDENTIFIED; 48.20 ft. service boatDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
28.10UNNAMED; 16 ft. row boat for the yacht INTREPIDDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #450 and 451; 1939
28.11UNNAMED; 20 ft. starboard launch for schooner VALORDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #437; 1938
28.12POMELION; 25 ft. cruising sloopDesigner, Marjorie Young; Design #38; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #459; 1940
28.13UNNAMED; aluminum port and starboard launchesDesigner, W. Starling Burgess; Design #1513-A; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #460 and 461; 1940
28.14UNIDENTIFIED; 27.92 ft. plywood half ponton (sic)Designer, Sparkman & Stephens, Inc.; Design #486; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Date made unknown
28.15ANCHORITE; 49.75 ft. auxiliary shoal draft yawlDesigner, Owen P. Merrill; Design #40; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #421; 1937
28.16UNNAMED; 16 ft. tender for MAYHAPDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #417; 1936
28.17UNNAMED; 14 ft. sailing dinghy for COUNTESSDesigner, Owen P. Merrill; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #428; 1937
28.18UNIDENTIFIED; 39.86 ft. sweep-stakes runaboutDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design #207; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #351; 1929
28.19SAZARAC; 71.37 ft. commuter cruiserDesigner, Eldredge-McInnis, Inc.; Design #156; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #353; 1929
28.20CHANTEY; 23 ft. auxiliary sloopDesigner, Philip L. Rhodes; Design #940; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #358; 1928
28.21SNAPSHOT; 32 ft. cruiserDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #763; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #359; 1929
28.22AMERIND; 92 ft. auxiliary schoonerDesigner, Tams & King, Inc.; Design #H-802; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #360; 1930
28.23UNNAMED; 16 ft. launch for the vessel AMERINDDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #360; 1930
28.24GOLLIWOG; 31.5 ft. sloopDesigner, Chester A. Nedwidek; Design #500; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #362; 1930
28.25ANALGRA; 120 ft. motorboatDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #363; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; 1930
28.26UNNAMED; 18.92 ft. owner's launch for ANALGRADesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #363; 1930
28.27MARS; 36.75 ft. 6 meterDesigner, Clinton H. Crane; Design #8; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #368; 1930
28.28SAZARAC; 81.62 ft. express cruiserDesigner, John H. Wells, Inc.; Design #147; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #353 or 371; 1931
28.29UNNAMED; 12 ft. yacht tender for SAZARACDesigner, Howard M. Smith; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #371-R; 1931
28.30MISS PHILADELPHIA; 28.5 ft. hydroplaneDesigner, Frederick K. Lord; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #375; 1931
28.31UNNAMED; 18 ft. starboard launch for COUNTESSDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #390; 1934
28.32UTILITY; 18 ft. service launchDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #384; 1933
28.33PENDRAGON; 40.75 ft. auxiliary cutterDesigner, Ford & Payne & W. J. Roue; Design #716; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #391; 1935
28.34SEVEN SEAS; 68.16 ft. 12 meterDesigner, Clinton H. Crane; Design #12; Designer, Sparkman & Stephens, Inc.; Design #293; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #393; 1935
28.35SEMLOH; 93.25 ft. motor yachtDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #394; 1936
28.36UNNAMED; 15 ft. fishing tender for SEMLOHDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #394; 1936
28.37UNNAMED; 26 ft. crew's launch for yacht VEMADesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #395; 1936
28.38UNIDENTIFIED; 40 ft. motorboatDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #756; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #349; 1928
28.39SALEEMA; 36.75 ft. 6 meterDesigner, Henry J. Gielow, Inc.; Design #737; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #348; 1928
28.40PHANTOM; 66 ft. express runaboutDesigner, Tams & King, Inc.; Design #H-604; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #319; 1927
28.41UNNAMED; 16 ft. launch for NEVADADesigner, Tams & King, Inc.; Design #H-415; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #321; 1926
28.42UNNAMED; 20 ft. launch for NEVADADesigner, Tams & King, Inc.; Design #H-415; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #322; 1926
28.43PRISCILLA; 33.92 ft. 6 meterDesigner, Clinton H. Crane; Design #4; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #330; 1927
28.44CLYTIE; 34.58 ft. 6 meterDesigner, Clinton H. Crane; Design #5; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #329; 1927
28.45PICARO; 33.16 ft. 6 meterDesigner, Frederick M. Hoyt; Design #134; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #331; 1927
28.46UNNAMED; 25 ft. power yacht tenderDesigner, Henry J. Gielow, Inc.; Design #411; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #333; 1927
28.47ARCADIAN; 34 ft. yacht tenderDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #324; 1926
28.48JANICE III; 37.16 ft. runaboutDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #336; 1927.
28.49UNNAMED; 32 ft. owner's launchDesigner, Henry J. Gielow, Inc.; Design #711; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #338; 1927
28.50UNNAMED; 25 ft. crew's launchDesigner, Henry J. Gielow, Inc.; Design #711; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #339; 1927
28.51UNNAMED; 28 ft. life boatDesigner, Henry J. Gielow, Inc.; Design #711; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #340, 341; 1927
28.52ATROCIA; 34.83 ft. 6 meterDesigner, Henry J. Gielow, Inc.; Design #710; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #342; 1927
28.53AKABA; 37.5 ft. 6 meterDesigner, Clinton H. Crane; Design #8; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #345; 1928
28.54ALERT IV; 40.25 ft. R class sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #754; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #346; 1928
28.55CAPPY SECOND; 21.96 ft. catboatDesigner, Henry J. Gielow, Inc.; Design #668; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #261; 1923
28.56MISS COLUMBIA; 26.79 ft. Gold Cup runaboutDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design #203; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #262; 1924
28.57TEASER; 39.92 ft. sweep-stakes runaboutDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design #207; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #267; 1924
28.58NATKA; 39.83 ft. 6 meterDesigner, Frederick M. Hoyt; Design #120; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #268; 1924
28.59DAUPHIN; 31.5 ft. 6 meterDesigner, Sparkman & Stephens, Inc.; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; 1924
28.60DOLPHIN; 26.66 ft. auxiliary sloopDesigner, Roger M. Haddock; Design #207-A; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #272; 1924
28.61LANAI; 34.5 ft. 6 meterDesigner, Clinton H. Crane; Design #1; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #275; 1925
28.62OHEKA; 60.66 ft. day cruiserDesigner, Tams & King, Inc.; Design #H-407; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #277; 1925
28.63ARDETTE; 38 ft. class R racing sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #725; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #278; 1925
28.64SECRET; 38 ft. R class yachtDesigner, William Gardner & Co.; Design #324; Buildler, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #279; 1925
28.65MISS MOTOMETER; 27.5 ft. runaboutDesigner, Frederick K. Lord; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #281; 1924
28.66ADVENTURE; 74.25 ft. auxiliary ketchDesigner, Henry J. Gielow, Inc.; Design #673C; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #282; 1925
28.67UNNAMED; 22 ft. fishing and crew's launchDesigner, Henry J. Gielow, Inc.; Design #641; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #285; circa 1926; UNNAMED; 23 ft. crew's launch; Designer, Henry J. Gielow, Inc.; Design #697; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #285; circa 1926
28.68ANALGRA III; 75 ft. motorboatDesigner of alterations, John G. Alden; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #287; 1926
28.69NEVADA; 110 ft. motor yachtDesigner, Tams & King, Inc.; Design #H-415; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #288; 1926
28.70DREAMER; 60 ft. motorboatDesigner, Swasey, Raymond & Page; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #36; 1913
28.71SOLITA; 39 ft. yawlDesigner, John G. Alden; Design #45; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #37; 1914
28.72UNNAMED; 15 ft. power tenderDesigner, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Design #67; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; 1914
28.73UNNAMED; 15 ft. tender for JEANNETTEDesigner, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Design #186; Buider, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; 1920
28.74UNIDENTIFIED; R class sloopDesigner, William Gardner & Co.; Design #317; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; 1921
28.75UNNAMED; 17 ft. tender for PORPOISEDesigner, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Design #227; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; 1921
28.76GREBE; 36 ft. 6 meterDesigner of re-rig, Frederick M. Hoyt; Design #319; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #226; 1921
28.77DAGOMAR; 34.25 ft. sloopDesigner, Charles D. Mower; Design #672; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #228; 1922
28.78CLYTIE; 31.08 ft. 6 meter sloopDesigner, Frederick M. Hoyt; Design #102; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #230; 1922
29.79UNNAMED; 14 ft. power tenderDesigner, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Design #232; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; 1922
28.80MOMO; 40 ft. LWL cruiserDesigner, Tams & King, Inc.; Design #H-261; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #253; 1923
28.81VIVA; 35.33 ft. international 6 meterDesigner, Frederick M. Hoyt; Design #103; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #233; 1922
28.82INGOMAR; 32.66 ft. 6 meterDesigner, Frederick M. Hoyt; Design #107; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #254; 1923
28.83HAWK; 32.75 ft. 6 meterDesigner, Henry J. Gielow, Inc.; Design #662; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #255; 1923
28.84UNNAMED; 24 ft. yacht tenderDesigner, Tams & King, Inc.; Design #C-310-A; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #259; 1923
28.85UNNAMED; 22 ft. owner's launch for MOBY DICKDesigner, Henry J. Gielow, Inc.; Design #641; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #256; 1923
28.86REDHEAD; 33 ft. 6 meterDesigner, Clinton H. Crane; Design #3; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #327; 1925
28.87FRIEDA; 34.16 ft. 6 meterDesigner, Clinton H. Crane; Design #3; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #293; 1927
28.88HERON; 32 ft. 6 meterDesigner, Clinton H. Crane; Design number unknown; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #264; 1924
28.89UNNAMED; 25 ft. power yacht tenderDesigner, Henry J. Gielow, Inc.; Design #698; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #283; 1926
28.90BABY BOOTLEGGER; 29.83 ft. Gold Cup runaboutDesigner, George F. Crouch; Design #206; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; Hull #270; 1924

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