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Ref NoDM1306/11/1/2/folio 226-228
TitleReport on the state of the Great Britain after her third voyage round the Globe by C. Claxton
DescriptionThe report describes the state of the hull of the ship the Great Britain with regard to general foulness, and the size, colour, dimension and strength of adherence of the barnacles adhering to the hull. The report also describes the residues found when the barnacles were scraped off and the ease with which the residue could be cleaned off. The report also describes how the hull coats survived and also discusses the state of the screw and the screw shaft and comments on the performance of the ship and the possible need for additional canvas which would have increased the speed by several knots, even when the screw propeller was revolving at low speed. There is a large gap in the text at the bottom of Folio 226 where the text indicates the original letter included either a list or a drawing of the dimensions of barnacles although the text carries on on Folio 227.
DateFebruary 1855
FormatManuscript volume
Extent3 pages
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