Design proposal for a secretaire from the timbers of Resolute (1850)

Plan showing the plan, elevation and section of the proposal for a secretaire for the President of the USA, to be made from the timbers of HMS Resolute (1850), an exploration ship after it was broken up.

Signed by W J Curry.

The ship had been abandoned in the Canadian archipelago, only to be recovered by a US whaler after they found it had broken free and was drifting. The US Government refitted the ship and sent it back to England as a goodwill gesture.

Object Details

ID: ZAZ7851
Collection: Ship Plans
Type: Technical drawing
Display location: Not on display
Date made: 9 September 1879
Credit: © Crown copyright. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 578 mm x 960 mm

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