ALS: to James W. Grimes, [1864?].
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Donald McKay was a naval architect and shipbuilder of Boston, famed as a designer and builder of clipper ships. When wooden ships were threatened with obsolescence after 1857, McKay travelled in Europe, where he studied British and French naval matters thoroughly. McKay became a leading advocate of steam-screw ironclads for the U.S. Navy during the Civil War, but his designs were eventually rejected, primarily because their grand scale exceeded the ability of manufacturers to execute them. ...
American lawyer, legislator, governor of Iowa. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Burlington, Iowa, to William W. Belknap, 1871 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270498820 Grimes was member of the Iowa Territorial Legislature (1838-1839, 1843-1844); governor of Iowa (1854-1858) and U.S. senator from Iowa (1859-1869). He was born and educated in New Hampshire. After school, he began his law practice in Burlington, Iowa, part of the Black Hawk Purchase ter...
Built and launched at New York Navy Yard; commissioned Nov. 12, 1944; scraped in 1993. Served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. From the description of USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) photograph collection 1944-1971. (The Mariners' Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 41657866 The federal government decided in 1941 to send Supply Corps personnel to Harvard Business School for training in the business of equipping the Navy. This was effected by a transfer...