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Thomas W. Dunn Collection


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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Thomas W. Dunn

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection


Overview of the Collection

Repository:Ships Plans Division, Mystic Seaport
Creator:Thomas W. Dunn
Title:Thomas W. Dunn Collection
Dates:1909-1938
Extent:55 sheets, representing 23 designs and a 80 page notebook
Abstract:Plans from the firm of John H. Wells, Inc., New York City and other designers and a 80 page notebook (ca. 1929-1931) containing specifications, photographs, and clippings concerning large motor yachts.
Identification:Coll. 45

Biography of Thomas W. Dunn

Mr. Dunn was a 1929 graduate of Webb Institute of Technology in naval architecture and marine engineering. He was an expert in submarine design and a former vice president of Electric Boat Co., Groton, Connecticut, where he was employed from 1931 to 1968. Upon retirement he worked as a naval architect for the Preservation Shipyard, Mystic Seaport Museum.

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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.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Electric Boat Company
John H. Wells, Inc.

Document Types:

Ship's plans

Occupations:

Yacht designers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 45, 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;   
45.1ACANIA, 136'3" motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, # 144; Builder, Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp.; 1930  
45.2ALURA II, 54' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Inc. # 131; Builder F. D. Lawley, Inc.; 1929  
45.3COMOCO, 140'7" motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Inc. #123; Builder, Defoe Boat & Motor Works; 1927  
45.4DANORA, 102' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Inc. # 146; Builder Defoe Boat & Motor Works; 1931  
45.5JANIDORE, 142' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Inc. # 143; Builder, Defoe Boat & Motor Works; 1930  
45.6JEM, 75'6" motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Inc. # 140 & 142; Builder, Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp.; 1930  
45.7SARAMAR II, 106' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Inc. # 124; Builder, Robert Jacob Inc.; 1927  
45.8SAZARAC, 81'7" motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Inc. # 147; Builder, Henry B. Nevins, Inc.; 1931  
45.9SHELIA, 118'6" motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Inc. # 145; Builder, Defoe Boat & Motor Works; 1930  
45.10Unidentified 153'2" motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Inc # 141; Builder, Defoe Boat & Motor Works; 1930  
45.11Unidentified 192' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, # P 49; ca. 1927  
45.12Unidentified 62' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, # P-108; ca. 1927  
45.13Unidentified 80' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Inc. # P-174; ca. 1928  
45.14Unidentified 100' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Inc. # P-181; ca. 1929  
45.15Unidentified 182'6" motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Inc. # P-197; ca. 1929  
45.16Unidentified 105' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Inc. # P-202; ca. 1930  
45.17Unidentified 120'9" schooner yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Inc. # P-209-2; ca. 1930  
45.18Unidentified 108' motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Inc. # P-213; ca. 1930  
45.19Unidentified 16'9" motor yacht; Designer, John H. Wells, Inc. S-13; ca. 1930  
45.20FALCON ex VIKING, 180' steam yacht; Designer, Theodore D. Wells; 1909  
45.21HARBINGER, 85' motor yacht; New York Yacht, Launch & Engine Co.; 1928  
45.22Unidentified 30' motor yacht; Designer, New York, Launch & Engine Co.   
45.23QUEEN ELIZABETH, 1031' ocean liner; Builder, John Brown & Co., Ltd; 1938  

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