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William H. Webb Collection



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Overview of the Collection

Biography of Willilam H. Webb

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection


      

Overview of the Collection

  Repository:Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Library, Mystic Seaport
  Creator:Webb, William H., 1816-1899
  Title:William H. Webb Collection
  Dates:1895
  Extent:150 sheets representing 58 designs and additional non-vessel material
  Abstract:The William H. Webb collection consists of a selection of folio plates removed from a copy of the book "Wooden Vessels built by William H. Webb in the City of New York, 1840-1869." Plates depict commercial, military and recreational designs by William H. Webb and vessel designs by other naval architects including Henry Eckford and Samuel Humphreys as well as non-vessel material.
  Identification:Coll. 51

Biography of Willilam H. Webb

William H. Webb was born in 1816. He began his career as an apprentice in the shipyard of his father, Isaac Webb (1794-1840). William Webb became noted as a designer and builder in New York City and later as founder of the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, New York. He took over the shipyard upon his father's death and built a variety of wooden-hulled vessels, including clipper ships, packets, steamships, military vessels, and others. In 1895, after retirement he published a two-volume set of books entitled "Plans of Wooden Vessels built by William H. Webb in the City of New York, 1840-1869." William H. Webb died in 1899.

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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:

Eckford, Henry, 1775-1846
Humphreys, Samuel, 1778-1846
Webb, Isaac, 1794-1840

Corporate Bodies:

New York Naval Shipyard
Webb and Bell

Vessels:

America (Steamship)
California (Steamship)
Charles H. Marshall (Ship)
Connecticut (Steamship)
Dream (Schooner
Dunderberg (Naval steamship)
Flying Dutchman (Ship)
General Admiral (Steamship)
George Law (Steamship)
Guy Mannering (Ship)
Harriet Lane (Steamship)
James A. Borland (Bark)
Ligera (Fishing vessel)
Swordfish (Ship)
William H. Webb (Steamship)

Subjects:

Commercial power--Freighters
Commercial power--Steamships
Merchant ships, American
Naval architecture--Designs and plans
Naval ships
Paddle steamers
Sailing ships
Shipbuilding
Ships plans

Document Types:

Ships plans

Occupations:

Naval architects--United States
Shipbuilders--New York

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 51, 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; 1895
      
51.1ALICE TAINTOR; 140 ft. barkDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1855
51.2AMERICA; 170 ft. sidewheel steamerDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1855
51.3ASTORIA; 160 ft. screw steamerDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1855
51.4AURORA; 200 ft. packet shipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1854
51.5BLACK HAWK; 180 ft. shipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1857
51.6CALIFORNIA; 200 ft. sidewheel steamerDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1848
51.7CHARLES H. MARSHALL; 193 ft. shipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1869
51.8CHINA; 363 ft. sidewheel steamshipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1869
51.9CONNECTICUT; 250 ft. sidewheel steamshipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; Date made unknown
51.10CUBA; 200 ft. sidewheel steamerDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1856
51.11DREAM; 45.75 ft. schooner yachtDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, Isaac Webb; 1833
51.12DUNDERBERG; 378 ft. iron clad screw ramDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1866
51.13FANNY; 85.5 ft. topsail schoonerDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1853
51.14FLYAWAY; 190 ft. clipper shipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1853
51.15FLYING DUTCHMAN; 190 ft. clipper shipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1852
51.16GAZELLE; 182 ft. clipper shipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; Date made unknown
51.17GENERAL ADMIRAL; 302.83 ft. Russian steam frigateDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1859
51.18GEORGE LAW; 272 ft. sidewheel steamerDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1853
51.19GOLDEN CITY; 341 ft. sidewheel steamshipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1862
51.20GOLDEN GATE; 269 ft. sidewheel steamshipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1851
51.21GUY MANNERING; 190 ft. packet shipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1849
51.22HARVEST QUEEN; 114 ft. barkDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1860
51.23HARRIET LANE; 180 ft. revenue cutterDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1857
51.24HAVRE; 156 ft. packet shipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1845
51.25HENRY CHAUNCEY; 320 ft. sidewheel steasmshipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1864
51.26UNIDENTIFIED; 160 ft. steamerDesigner, Samuel Humphreys; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
51.27INVINCIBLE; 221 ft. clipper shipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1851
51.28ISAAC WEBB; 185 ft. packet shipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1850
51.29JAMES ADGER; 215 ft. sidewheel steamerDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1851
51.30JAMES A. BORLAND; 143 ft. barkDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1869
51.31JAPANESE; 214 ft. Russian corvetteDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1858
51.32JOHN MCKEON; 78 ft. pilot boatDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, Isaac Webb; 1838
51.33JOSEPH WALKER; 180 ft. packet shipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1850
51.34JOSEPHINE; 130 ft. brigDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1855
51.35LIGERA; 48 ft. fishing smackDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1842
51.36MONTEZUMA; 162 ft. packet shipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1843
51.37NEVADA; 288 ft. steamerDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1872
51.38OCEAN MONARCH; Packet shipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1856
51.39OHIO; 199 ft. line of battle shipDesigner, Henry Eckford; Builder, Brooklyn Navy Yard; 1820
51.40PELAYO; 200 ft. sidewheel steamerDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1854
51.41PLANDOME; 101 ft. schoonerDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; Date made unknown; MANHASSET; Builder, William H. Webb; Date made unknown
51.42RAMON DE ZALDO; 90 ft. brigDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1844
51.43UNIDENTIFIED; 179.5 ft. steamshipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
51.44UNIDENTIFIED; 171 ft. steam revenue cutterDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1857
51.45UNIDENTIFIED; 179.58 ft. sidewheel steamshipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1856
51.46RE D'ITALIA; 283 ft. iron clad steam frigateDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1862 to 1863
51.47SACRAMENTO; 304 ft. sidewheel steamshipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb and Webb and Bell; 1863
51.48SAN FRANCISCO; 276 ft. sidewheel steamerDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1853
51.49SNAP DRAGON; 140 ft. barkDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1853
51.50SWORDFISH; 170 ft. medium clipper shipDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1851
51.51TENNESSEE; 210 ft. sidewheel steamerDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1848
51.52Timber formsDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder unknown; Date made unknown
51.53TRIESTE; 135 ft. barkDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1857
51.54UNITED STATES; 243 ft. sidewheel steamerDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1847
51.55VIGILANT; 56 ft. schoonerDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1843
51.56VOLANTE; 112 ft. brigDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1853
51.57WILLIAM H. WEBB; 190 ft. sidewheel tugboatDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1856
51.58YORKTOWN; 250 ft. sidewheel steamerDesigner, William H. Webb; Builder, William H. Webb; 1859

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This collection inventory was funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).