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Stevens Iron Clad Battery
- .21 linear foot (1 box)
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Edwin Augustus Stevens (1795-1868) was an American engineer and inventor. In 1838, Stevens and his brother Robert designed and constructed the first iron-clad naval vessel in the nation, the Stevens Battery. Although never completed, the Stevens Battery laid the groundwork for modern naval warships.
The collection consists of a printed copy of a memorial toCongress from Edwin A. Stevens regarding Stevens Battery; correspondence with the executors of Stevens' estate; Plans, specifications, and drawings for completion of the ship; and an agreement between commissioners for the stateof New Jersey and executors of Stevens' estate for the sale of the ship.
Controlled Access Terms
- Stevens Battery (Ship)
- Armored vessels -- Design and construction -- United States.
- Armored vessels -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
- Ship plans.
- Engineers -- United States -- 19th century
- Inventors -- United States -- 19th century
Additional Creator Name
- Stevens, Robert Livingston, 1787-1856.