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Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 188-190
TitleLetter from C. Claxton to Isambard Kingdom Brunel
DescriptionWritten from Fareham. The letter comments on Claxton's family circumstances and then gives a report of some boats that he visited which are much stronger than he expected; these are possibly the boats designed by the Reverend E.L. Berthon which Brunel proposes to use as small passenger launches or life boats. The letter also describes a small boat that Berthon has designed for possible use by the Admiralty as a mortar boat and describes its size, construction and usage. There is a small sketch on Folio 189 demonstrating the hull shape of the mortar boat.
Date31 July 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent3 pages
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