HMCo #404s Coquina

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Particulars

Construction_Record_Title.jpgName: Coquina
Type: Coquina sailing dinghy
Designed by: NGH
Setup: 1889-3-11
Launch: 1889-5-25
Construction: Wood
LOA: 16' 8" (5.08m)
LWL: 15' 9" (4.80m)
Beam: 5' 1" (1.55m)
Draft: 1' 3" (0.38m)
Rig: Catyawl
Sail Area: 183sq ft (17.0sq m)
Displ.: 355 lbs (161 kg)
Centerboard: yes
Ballast: None
Built for: Herreshoff, N. G.
Amount: N/A
Last year in existence: 1938 (aged 49)
Final disposition: Destroyed in the hurricane of 1938, apparently in NGH's boathouse.

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.
"The original rig was very nicely made, but much too large for ordinary use. The mainsail has 122 square feet and the mizzen has 61 square feet [for a total of] 183 square feet. It has had but little use. For a while, I used two sails of RIVIERA's. [I] finally made another rig with sails quite low and [it was] 83 square feet and 48 square feet =131." (Source: Herreshoff, N. G. "Coquina" Bristol, March 1932 [?]. In: Pinheiro, Carlton J. (ed.). Recollections and Other Writings by Nathanael G. Herreshoff. Bristol, 1998, p. 95-96.)
"... Hull without c.b. or rudder before launching 275lbs. Main Mast 16lbs, with sails and rigging 30lbs. Mizzen 6 1/2lbs, [with sails and rigging] 13lbs. Centreboard 37 [for a total of 355lbs]." (Source: Herreshoff, Nathanael G. [Design booklet entry dated March 25, 1889.]


Model

Model #4

Model number: 4
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room East Wall

Vessels from this model:
30 built, modeled by NGH
#189102es [Dinghy for #164p Javelin] (1891)
#189103es [Dinghy for #411s Gloriana] (1891)
#189201es [Dinghy for #414s Wasp] (1892)
#189202es [Dinghy for #435s Colonia] (1892)
#189302es [Dinghy for #437s Vigilant] (1893)
#189908es [Dinghy for #510s Petrel] (1899)
#189909es [Rowboat for #520s Athene] (1899)
#190302es [10ft Coquina Rowboat] (1903)
#190303es [Coquina Rowboat Job2441] (1903)
#190307es [Dinghy for #235p Mist] (1903)
#190421es [Dinghy for #621s Margaret] (1904)
#190511es [Coquina Rowboat Job3572] (1905)
#190517es [Dinghy for #638s Neola II] (1905)
#190604es [Coquina Rowboat Job3857] (1906)
#190704es [Dinghy for #666s Avenger] (1907)
#190905es [Dinghy for #552s Effort II] (1909)
#190906es [Dinghy for #594s Zara] (1909)
#190908es [Dinghy for #685s Adventuress] (1909)
#191002es [Dinghy for S. P. Colt] (1910)
#191106es [Dinghy for #692s Westward] (1911)
#404s Coquina (1889)
#419s Coquina 2nd (1892)
#474s Dude (1896)
#492s [Dinghy for #493s Jilt] (1898)
#498s Wiz [Whiz] (1898)
#500s [Dinghy for W. H. Buffington] (1899)
#522s Memo (1899)
#523s [As Coquina 2nd #419 7/8-scale] (1899)
#524s [As Coquina 2nd #419 7/8-scale] (1899)
#606s [Sailing Dinghy for H. Darlington] (1902)

Original text on model:
"COQUINA 1889 #404 1888
COQUINA 2nd 1892 #419
1896 #474 19 [sic, i.e. 16] 1\2 ft
827 lbs
Hull 279 centerboard rudder 10 oars 8
3 333 / 30 / 13 / 120 \ ballast & rig 140 310 \ 686." (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model Description:
"#404 Coquina, 16'8" loa sailboat of 1889. Also used for #419 Coquina II of 1892 and, with modifications, for #474 Dude of 1896. See also first model for Coquina, seq 1225, not used." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

Related model(s):
Model 1225 by NGH (1889?); sail, not built
Coquina (Study Model)


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.


Offsets

Offset booklet number(s): HH.4.64

Offset booklet contents:
#404, #418, [#419], #474 [15' 9" w.l. dandy Coquina, 25' w.l. finkeel sloop El Chico, 13' 6" w.l. spritsail boat Dude].


Source: Hasselbalch, Kurt with Frances Overcash and Angela Reddin. Guide to The Haffenreffer-Herreshoff Collection. Francis Russell Hart Nautical Collections, MIT Museum, Cambridge, Mass., 1997, p. 32-43.

Raw Offset Info Database Entry

Microfilm Reel No. (Hart Nautical Offset Info): HAFH.4.4B
Box No. (Hart Nautical Offset Info): HAFH.4.4B
Acc. No. (Hart Nautical Offset Info): HH.4.64
Vessel Descr. (Hart Nautical Offset Info): #404, #418, [#419], #474 [15' 9" w.l. dandy Coquina, 25' w.l. finkeel sloop El Chico, 13' 6" w.l. spritsail boat Dude]

Text

Nathanael G. Herreshoff

"[Copyright-restricted content.]" (Source: Herreshoff, Nathanael G. Diary, 1889 to 1896. Manuscript (excerpts). Mystic Seaport Museum Collection. Manuscripts Division, call number VFM 1555. Herreshoff, Nathanael G. Diary, 1899 to 1910. Manuscript (excerpts). Access courtesy of Halsey C. Herreshoff.)

"... March 25th 1889. In July sails were soaked in 1 lb alum x 1/l lb [unreadable word] of lead for about 2 days. Weighing of model of Coquina to waterline marked on back of model. Scale 1/12. Length 16ft 8in, w.l. 15ft 9in, breadth 5ft 1in, depth 22in. [Calculated] Disp[lacement] 827lbs.
[Apparently later added text:] Hull without c.b. or rudder before launching 275lbs.
Main Mast 16lbs, with sails and rigging 30lbs
Mizzen 6 1/2lbs, [with sails and rigging] 13lbs
Centreboard 37
Old Riviera small rig mast 12lbs. New mast in place of old Riviera, broken Feb [18]90, 14 1/2lbs.
[Old Riviera small rig] boom 4lbs.
[Old Riviera small rig] boom 2 3/4lbs [all including blocks]
New mizzen mast 6 3/4lbs." (Source: Herreshoff, Nathanael G. [Design booklet entry dated March 25, 1889.])

"Coconut Grove Fla. Box 116. N. G. Herreshoff Bristol, R. I. Dec 7 1928 {1928/12/07} Dear Francis - ... Com. Munroe has handed me his Nov - "Fore -an' - Aft" and I was immensly interested in your little boats and your success with them against the Huntington boats. They are a type of boat not very far from the old "Riviera' and 'Coquina", of which I was very fond of sailing, and even with the old gaff sails were very fast, and conveniant in their care, as I kept them hoisted out under a shed and the sails & spars always aboard. ... With the rig I had on Coquina that I used most there was about 130 sq ft. but with C.E. lower than the modern sails. When alone I carried about 175 lbs of sand bags. ... Your - affect Father - " (Source: Mystic Seaport Museum, L. Francis Herreshoff Collection, Box 17, Folder 4: Letter from N. G. Herreshoff to L. F. Herreshoff.)

"Box 116. Coconut Grove, Fl. N. G. Herreshoff Bristol, R. I. Dec 22, 1928. {1928/12/22} Dear Francis - ... I had verious rigs on Riviera and Coquina, between 1874 and 1900, and finally settled on the two masted, with mainsail about twice the area of mizzen and with one reef, and step for using one sail alone. For example with Ms, 80 sqft & mizzen [p2] 40 sq ft. = 120 (square)' total. With reef 100 (square)', Mainsail alone 80 (square)' Mainsail alone reefed 60 (square)' and Mizzen alone 40 (square)', and so prepared to face any ordinary wind, if caught off on a long sail. As a matter of fact, I often had a reef in mainsail in Coquina, and also used mainsail alone, but only a few times with reefed mainsail alone or mizzen lone. ... Coquina when filled w'ld easily hold up my weight without being pushed down, and I am quite sure w'ld float up the sand bags that I carried although I never had opportunity to try it." (Source: Mystic Seaport Museum, L. Francis Herreshoff Collection, Box 17, Folder 4: Letter from N. G. Herreshoff to L. F. Herreshoff.)

"My Own Boats. Except a few that will be mentioned as half-owner. ...
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1889 COQUINA #404 -16' x 5' open lapstrake mainsail and mizzen rig (already described)" (Source: Herreshoff, N. G. "My Own Boats. Except a few that Will be Mentioned as Half-Owner." Bristol, (originally compiled 1892 with additions in) 1929. In: Pinheiro, Carlton J. (ed.). Recollections and Other Writings by Nathanael G. Herreshoff. Bristol, 1998, p. 115.)

"In the late winter of 1889, thinking I could improve on RIVIERA for my outing and [having] an opportunity to have built a new boat, I designed COQUINA and she was built by Charles Davis, who was noted for his fine strong work and [was] the best workman in our shops at that time. [She] was launched May 25, 1889. COQUINA is 16'6" long, 15'9" on the waterline, 5 '0" wide and 22" deep. Originally [she was designed] with open gunwhale, but after a few weeks use was decked in 6" or 7" all around, which should be done in every open boat intended for sailing. COQUINA is lapstraked with rather narrow planking. Her centerboard is 44" long, 28" wide of Tobin bronze. [It is] 1/8" thick and weighs 37 pounds. The forward end of the casing is 7'6" aft of the stem. The weights when new were:
Hull Complete 275 lbs.
Centerboard 37 "
Rudder 10 "
Oars and Rowlocks 11 "
Total 333 lbs.
The rig- mainsail complete 30 lbs.
Mizzen 13 " 43 lbs
Self 170 "
Sand Bags 140 " 310 lbs
Total Displacement for sailing 686 lbs.
The original rig was very nicely made, but much too large for ordinary use. The mainsail has 122 square feet and the mizzen has 61 square feet [for a total of] 183 square feet. It has had but little use. For a while, I used two sails of RIVIERA's. [I] finally made another rig with sails quite low and [it was] 83 square feet and 48 square feet =131. COQUINA was kept under a shed, hanging to tackles, having 2 and 3 sheaves and was always ready for a sail. She could be floated until half tide, and I sailed quite often, both summers and winter. The ballast was taken out onto a plank at the side before hoisting, but the rig was kept on board in position to be set quickly and was so conveniently arranged that after pushing off from the shore, I could set sails and be off before drifting ashore. I used this boat for 12 or 14 years until I was [made] awkward by rheumatism, when I gave it to my son Sidney [A. Sidney DeW. Herreshoff (1886-1977)].
After my son Nat grew up [Nathanael G. Herreshoff Jr. (1888-1926)], I loaned him the RIVIERA, and for a few years, he used her, and even entered some races and was once capsized in a squall, but [he] soon righted [the boat] and finished the race.
COQUINA, having a sharp bow and clinker built was very dry and quite fast, as compared to the boats of her day, that were generally cat rigged and clumsy.
At this writing, after 43 years, COQUINA is still in good condition, but has no use. RIVIERA is in existence in my boathouse, now 58 years old." (Source: Herreshoff, N. G. "Coquina" Bristol, March 1932 [?]. In: Pinheiro, Carlton J. (ed.). Recollections and Other Writings by Nathanael G. Herreshoff. Bristol, 1998, p. 95-96.)

"In 1889, I had built COQUINA (to take the place of RIVIERA), a boat to be kept housed over davits and be ready for use at any moment, summer or winter. She is a beautiful little boat built by our very clever workman Charles Davis, who really was an artist in his work. She had two sizes of main and mizzen sail rigs, but I used the larger very little. It had sails of 122 and 61 square feet. The favorite rig had 83 and 48 square feet. In both RIVIERA and COQUINA, I prided myself in having convenient rigs and I could push off from a lee shore with [an] oar, then set sail and be off before drifting in to shore. In about 1902, I was much troubled with rheumatism that interfered with small boat sailing, so I gave COQUINA to Sidney [A. Sidney DeWolf Herreshoff (1886-1977, NGH's eldest son] and she is still in good condition, but not used [COQUINA was destroyed in the hurricane of 1938]." (Source: Herreshoff, N. G. "Some of the Boats I Have Sailed In." Written 1934. In: Pinheiro, Carlton J. (ed.). Recollections and Other Writings by Nathanael G. Herreshoff. Bristol, 1998, p. 55.)

L. Francis Herreshoff

"But Captain Nat's love of sailing open, unballasted boats was so great that in 1889 he had 'Coquina' built. She was a very light boat designed to be hoisted up in tackles as the boats of a yacht are, but 'Coquina' had a boathouse which extended out over the water and entirely enclosed her when hoisted. However, she could be quickly lowered away and rigged for a sail in any of the four seasons. She was sixteen feet six inches long, five feet beam, and decked in along the sides for a width of about seven inches. The stern was also decked in for a length of about two feet making a compartment where clothes or food could be carried and kept dry. Her weights were as follows:
Lbs.
Stripped hull 275
Removable bronze centerboard 37
Rudder, etc. 10
Oars and rowlocks 11
Mainsail and spars 30
Mizzen and spars 13
Captain Nat 170
Sandbags 140
Total displacement while sailing 687
'Coquina' had two rigs, both catyawl; the large rig had one hundred and eighty-three square feet area, and the small rig one hundred and thirty-one square feet. Although 'Coquina' was lightly built, planking five sixteenths inch cedar, she was a nearly perfect piece of workmanship. Captain Nat used her off and on for about fourteen years, when she was turned over to his oldest son who also took good care of her so that she was almost without a blemish at forty-nine years of age when she was in a boathouse that was swept away in the hurricane of 1938. 'Coquina' was the first boat the author remembers being in under sail, and he may have been five years old at the time.
Although youthful impressions may be exaggerated, I believe 'Coquina' was as fast for her sail area as any useful boats in existence today." (Source: Herreshoff, L. Francis. The Wizard of Bristol. The Life and Achievements of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, together with An Account of Some of the Yachts he Designed. New York, 1953, p. 116-117.)

Other Contemporary Text Source(s)

"The champion yacht of 95 [#452s Defender] dropped anchor off her birth place at Herreshoff's yesterday morning at 9.45, having made a successful and fast trip from New Rochelle under her own sail. Ten minutes after her start for the journey to Bristol, or about 5.20 Wednesday evening, Defender ran upon a rock in the narrow passage between Davenport's Neck and David's Island, on Long Island sound, and was hung up for 30 minutes before she could be pulled off by a steam tug. The big yacht was uninjured, and she sailed all night before a favoring breeze, and at a fast rate. Defender was without her topmast, gaff and boom. She had a big storm trisail for a mainsail, with a staysail and jib. During the night the staysail was taken in. When Defender was sighted down the bay, Capt., Nat Herreshoff put out in his sailboat Coquina, and meeting her was taken on board. ... The yacht was in command of Capt. Charlie Barr, and had on board a crew of nine men, with Capt Hanson, formerly skipper of the Sayonara and other yachts, as mate." (Source: Anon. "Defender Arrives In Bristol. She Arrived Yesterday Morning at Her Native Home After an Absence or Three Years." Bristol Phoenix, November 4, 1898, p. 3.)

"Narragansett Bay Y. R. A.
Week of Racing-July 17-22 [1905].
Third Day July 19.
The third event of the series was the nineteenth annual open regatta of the Rhode Island Y. C. It was marked by about all the varieties of weather that Rhode Island is capable of furnishing, and the racing skippers had a vigorous experience. Two sharp thunder squalls came during the progress of the race, alternating with a season of fair sailing breeze and several spells of almost flat calm. The wind shifted to all points of the compass. The first squall was a black one, and for ten or fifteen minutes the wind blew a gale and the rain descended in torrents, but there were no serious accidents, and only three of the twenty-two boats entered withdrew from the race. Several boats met with minor mishaps, and young Nat Herreshoff was capsized, but righted his boat and finished the course. The summary: ...
15ft. Yawls --- Start, 2:34 --- Course, 8 Miles.
Coquina [#404s], S. [Sidney] Herreshoff; 5 25 45; 2 51 45
Riviera [#ES187406], N. G. Herreshoff, Jr.; 5 34 45; 3 00 45 ..." (Source: Anon. "Narragansett Bay Y. R. A. Week of Racing-July 17-22." Forest and Stream, July 29, 1905, p. 98.)

"That was all that was doing until Aug. 24, when the Fall River Yacht Club held its annual Ladies' Day at the Tiverton station. In addition to a long list of water sports, there was a race of three sailing classes, all entries but one being local yachts. The only outsider was Sid Herreshoff, who came over from Bristol in his 16-foot open yawl Coquina, and was pitted against the old Columbia [Wood's 30 year old flier from Fall River]. The boats raced on overall length, and Columbia won over a short inside course, total a little more than seven miles. ... As a yachting affair, it was the best that had been held in the bay, and as a social time, it was a hummer." (Source: Davis, Jeff. "Narragansett Bay Yachtsmen Planning for Next Season." October 1921, p. 42.)

Other Modern Text Source(s)

"... [During the hurricane of 1938 the boat shed between Sid’s and his father’s (Capt Nat) house collapsed, and of the seven boats stored in it, the Velita [#193301es] was the only one not completely destroyed. Sid’s dinghy, the Glory B [#193503es] was washed onto the piazza of the senior Herreshoff’s house, resting there in perfect repose. Sid’s little sloop, the speedboat Bubble [#285p] was feared lost, until she was dug out from a heap of kindling wood wreckage of several small waterfront cottages. The newest addition to Sid’s fleet, the 46-foot cabin launch, the Lang Syne [#251p], recently brought around from Marblehead, accommodatingly came ashore in his yard, so he had his whole flotilla stranded within a dozen feet of his shop door. ...[Also among the destroyed boats was #187406es Riviera. Two other boats that may have been in the boat shed and thus destroyed were #192101es Lantana which NGH reported to have been stored there as late as 1933 and #404s Coquina which was last reported to be in existence in 1932.]" (Source: Simpson, Richard, V. "The Great Hurricane and Tidal Wave of 1938: Scenes of the Disaster in Rhode Island's East Bay." Roger Williams University, Bristol, 2012. http://docs.rwu.edu/hurricane_1938/1, retrieved April 12, 2014.)

Maynard Bray

"The Herreshoff Mfg. Co.'s transition from steam to sail, and the subsequent evolution of Herreshoff sailboats into two distinct types, can be traced, in part, [to #402s Clara and #404s Coquina]. ...
Coquina's progeny ... were day boats that one person could handle. Coquina was NGH's most-used boat, and his diaries indicate that she was underway often, even in winter, for singlehanded outings and for family sails as pictured in Chapter X. Following the building of Coquina in 1889, NGH produced dozens of different day-boat designs. Dilemma [#412s], for example, NGH's prototype fin-keeler of 1891, was followed by many more of the same type but ranging widely in size and appearance. There was a variety of knockabouts both with and without small cabins, of which Kildee [#460s] and Cock Robin [#461s], shown on the following pages, were the first. Sonder boats and the 18-foot, 21-foot, and 25-foot classes for Massachusetts Bay and Long Island Sound were others. Best known today are the one-design classes, such as the Buzzards Bay 15s and S-boats. All of NGH's day boats were simple and easy to handle, and some were stunningly beautiful as well." (Source: Bray, Maynard and Carlton Pinheiro. Herreshoff of Bristol. Brooklin, Maine, 1989, p. 50.)

"Built for NGH in 1887 as an easy-to-get-underway daysailer ... Coquina stayed with the Herreshoffs until the 1938 hurricane destroyed her. ...
Coquina steers with a rope instead of a tiller; the rope is connected to the rudder blade by means of small tackles from the corners of the transom. A strut keeps the mizzen boom from lifting, which it would tend to do given the inward lead of the sheet.
NGH had her built by Charles Davis, an unusually gifted Herreshoff Mfg. Co. boatbuilder who, according to NGH, 'was noted for his fine and strong work and the best workman in our shops at the time.' Davis did a beautiful job on Coquina, holding faithfully to her delicate scantlings 5/16-inch lapstrake cedar planking, ll/16-inch square steam-bent frames, a 5/16-inch brass centerboard, and a molded mahogany sheerstrake finished bright. Stripped, the hull weighed only 275 pounds.
Coquina had lifting eyes forward and aft and was kept hoisted on davits in NGH's Love Rocks boathouse, ready for immediate use. NGH claimed she was so easily rigged that he could push off from a lee shore and have her sailing before she drifted back in and touched the bottom again. She had several rig options: two rig sizes (183 square feet or 131 square feet) and three possible mast locations. Under the stern deck was a dry compartment for stowing clothing, food, and gear.
Coquina was the first boat L. Francis Herreshoff remembered sailing in, at age five. Until about 1901, when NGH designed the so-called Columbia-model tender, all Herreshoff tenders were shaped pretty much like Coquina, with plumb stems and raking transoms." (Source: Bray, Maynard and Carlton Pinheiro. Herreshoff of Bristol. Brooklin, Maine, 1989, p. 146.)

Images

Supplement

From the 1920 and earlier HMCo Index Cards at the MIT Museum
  • Note: The vessel index cards comprise two sets of a total of some 3200 cards about vessels built by HMCo, with dimensions and information regarding drawings, later or former vessel names, and owners. They were compiled from HMCo's early days until 1920 and added to in later decades, apparently by Hart Nautical curator William A. Baker and his successors. While HMCo seems to have used only one set of index cards, all sorted by name and, where no name was available, by number, later users at MIT apparently divided them into two sets of cards, one sorted by vessel name, the other by vessel number and greatly expanded the number of cards. Original HMCo cards are usually lined and almost always punched with a hole at bottom center while later cards usually have no hole, are unlined, and often carry substantially less information. All cards are held by the Francis Russell Hart Nautical Collections of the MIT Museum in Cambridge, Mass.
From the 1931 HMCo-published Owner's List

Name: Coquina
Type: Ketch
Length: 15'9"
Owner: Herreshoff, N. G.

Source: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. "A Partial List of Herreshoff Clients." In: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. Herreshoff Yachts. Bristol, Rhode Island, ca. 1931.

From the 1930s L. Francis Herreshoff Index Cards at the Herreshoff Marine Museum
  • Note: The L. Francis Herreshoff index cards comprise a set of some 1200 cards about vessels built by HMCo, with dimensions and / or ownership information. Apparently compiled in the early 1930s, for later HMCo-built boats like the Fishers Island 23s or the Northeast Harbor 30s are not included. Added to in later decades, apparently by L. F. Herreshoff as well as his long-time secretary Muriel Vaughn and others. Also 46 cards of L. F. Herreshoff-designed vessels. The original set of index cards is held by the Herreshoff Marine Museum and permission to display is gratefully acknowledged.
From the 1953 HMCo Owner's List by L. Francis Herreshoff

Name: Coquina
Type: 16' 6" catyawl
Owner: N. G. Herreshoff
Year: 1889
Row No.: 130

Source: Herreshoff, L. Francis. "Partial List of Herreshoff-Built Boats." In: Herreshoff, L. Francis. Capt. Nat Herreshoff. The Wizard of Bristol. New York, 1953, p. 325-343.

From the 2000 (ca.) Transcription of the HMCo Construction Record by Vermilya/Bray

Year: 1889
E/P/S: S
No.: 0404
Name: Coquina
LW: 15' 9"
B: 6' 0"
D: 1' 3"
Rig: Dandy [?]
CB: y
Ballast: none
Built for: N. G. Herreshoff
Notes Bray: unsure about "rig", photos show a cat ketch (Bray p. 51)
Last Name: Herreshoff
First Name: N. G.

Source: Vermilya, Peter and Maynard Bray. "Transcription of the HMCo. Construction Record." Unpublished database, ca. 2000.

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Research Note(s)

"Beam 5ft 1in from NGH 1880s Design Notebook. Note, that the Construction Record States a beam of 6ft 0in." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. June 16, 2015.)

"Launched 1889-05-25 according to a note on Herreshoff Marine Museum plan #2004.0001304." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. March 9, 2009.)

"Plan 28-9 (formerly 75-26) from which this boat was built is dated 1892-01." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. October 26, 2009.)

"Built in 75 days (setup to launch; equivalent to 5 lbs displacement/day)." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. January 1, 2018.)

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