Herreshoff #190911es [Captains Gig for #692s Westward]
Type: Columbia rowboat
Designed by: NGH
Job No.: 5433
LOA: 20' 4" (6.20m)
Beam: 4' 8.5" (1.44m)
Draft: 1' 10" (0.56m)
Rig: None (rowboat)
Centerboard: No centerboard
Built for: Cochran, Alexander S.
Note(s): Vessel information is primarily but not exclusively from the HMCo Construction Record. Supplementary information when not cited here usually appears elsewhere in this record with a complete citation.
Model number: 706
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room North Wall Right
Vessels from this model:
Original text on model:
"Original COLUMBIA lifeboat for 499 14' [long] scale 1/12 Nov. 1899 gig for #503 506, 507 [unreadable] (cut dinghy 520 16x14 7 1/2" frames dinghy for 624 scale 10 3.4 over 16 * 10-8 [unreadable] / 529, 532, 533, 534 16x14 add-on bow changed and shear raised remeasured Dec. 4, 1909. Boats for 692 and later" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)
"14' lifeboat of 1899 for the cutter Columbia. Also used, with alterations to scale, mold spacing, freeboard, and with sailing rig added, for many other rowboats, sailing dinghies, and tenders. This shape became HMCo's standard for decades to follow." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)
Note: Vessels that appear in the records as not built, a cancelled contract, a study model, or as a model sailboat are listed but not counted in the list of vessels built from a model.
"The original job number 2433 in the Maynard Bray dinghy database suggests that this gig was contracted for in about June 1903, more than 6 years before its plan was drawn. To correct this apparent error the job number was changed by CvdL from 2433 to 5433 which is the same job number as for the Captain's Gig for Gwin #190911es which was built from the same plan and which corresponds to the building date of December 1909 that is noted on the original plan head.
For use on Westward's starboard side as per construction plan 1-51." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. October 26, 2009.)
"This vessel's building date was determined from notes on the original plan. Plan 28-37 (formerly 76-93) from which this boat was built was drawn 1909-12-21. The vessel's job number 5433 was assigned ca. 1909-12-01. #692s Westward (for which this vessel was built) was contracted for 1909-10-01. This boat's contract or building date is about 2 months after #692s Westward was contracted for." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. October 26, 2009.)
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