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1831 Nov 19. For G.B.
Naval Arcitecture

Extract from the Morning Chronicle.

Naval Architecture – "After several years of laborious
and expensive experiment, Mr. Caulfield Beamish,
a gentleman of independent property in the country of Cork,
has, we understand, perfected an entirely new form of vessel,
which bids fair to take precedence of the old construction, and
open a new aera era in naval architecture. This gentleman's experiments
were, it appears, directed to the production of a
union of those qualities which would give the least displacement
with the greatest stowage, the least direct with the
greatest lateral resistance, and the greatest stability with the
least ballast, the result of which combination is the newly
invented form. Mr. Beamish has built five or six yachts of various
size on this plan, and all have proved superior sailers in
their respective classes. The largest, a cutter of 99 tons, which he,
with becoming nationality, called the Paddy from Cork, won
five cups the season she was launched, and the Peri, of 26 tons,
has been the winner of nine prizes. The form of these vessels
is represented as being peculiarly beautiful, being a
succession of easy, unbroken, elliptical curves, terminating
in sharp ends, with a deep keel, and a flat, long, and very wide
floor. Their velocity, particularly in running, is extraordinary,
as also their weatherly qualities, when compared
with the old class of vessels blowing hard in a heavy
sea. One property of Mr Beamish's build would appear
to render it well suited to vessels of war and burthenden,
namely, it's great stability. It appears, from the details
with which we have been furnished on the subject, that
little more than one-half the usual weight of ballast,
or about one-fourth of the tonnage, is sufficient to enable
these vessels to carry sail. The Little Paddy, of 44 41 tons, a
remarkably fast-sailing and weatherly cutter, has, for
instance, but 11 tons of ballast, whereas a vessel of that
tonnage, on the old construction, would require at least
19 tons. This discovery is well worth the attention
of the Admiralty. – United Service Journal."

Identifier: | JB/109/335/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 109.



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