Reference numberEL/P1/14
TitleLetter, from William Petty to William Brouncker
CreatorPetty; Sir; William (1623-1687); natural philosopher; administrator in Ireland
Date29 October 1662
DescriptionAccount of Petty's double-bottomed ship (catamaran) called 'Simon and Jude' because it was launched on the feast day of Simon and Jude (28 October) - later called 'Invention' -had two 'cylinders' each two foot in diameter with a mast 20 feet long - sailed with a single 'smack-sayle' from Dublin to Lacy Hill - details about how she sailed - carry 40 men - that several models had been made - one to carry three men was constructed before this version
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URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
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NA3503Brouncker; William (c1620 - 1684); 2nd Viscount Brouncker; mathematicianc1620 - 1684
NA8268Petty; Sir; William (1623 - 1687); natural philosopher, administrator, and economist1623 - 1687
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