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ISSN 0146-93 12

No. 30

SEA HISTORY

OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE WORLD SHIP TRUST

SEA HISTORY is the journal of the National Maritime Historical Society, an educational , tax-exempt membership organization devoted to furthering the understanding of our maritime heritage. Copyright © 1983 by the Nationa l Maritime Historical Society. OFFICE: 132 Maple St. , Croton-on-Hudson , NY 10520. Telephone: 914 271-2177. MEMBERSHIP is invited: Sponsor $1,000; Donor $500 ; Patron $100; Family $30; Regular $20; Student or Retired $10. ALL FOREIGN MEMBERS , including Canada and Mexico , please add $5 for postage. CONTRIBUTIONS may be made for any recognized project. Makeoutchecks "NMHSShip Trust ,'' indicating on the check the project to which you wish support to be directed. OFFICERS & TRUSTEES are Chaimwn: F. Briggs Dalzell ; Vice Chairmen: Thomas Hale, Barbara Johnson; President: Peter Stanford ; Secretary: Alan G. Choate; Treasurer: A. T. Pouch , Jr. ; Trustees: Norman J. Brouwer, John Bunker, Alan G. Choate, F . Briggs Dalzell , Thomas Hale, Harold D. Huycke, Barbara Johnson , James F. Kirk , Karl Kortum , Robert J. Lowen , A. T . Pouch Jr. , Richard Rath , John H. Reilly , Jr. , Kenneth D. Reynard , Walter F. Schlech , Jr. , Howard Slotnick, Peter Stanford , John N . Thurman , Alen York. Chairmen Emeritii: Walter F. Schlech , Jr. , John M . Will , Karl Kortum. President Emeritus: Alan D . Hutchinson. ADVISORS: Chaimwn: Frank 0. Braynard ; Francis E. Bowker , Oswald L. Brett, George Campbell, Robert Carl , Frank G . G . Carr, Harry Dring, John Ewald , Joseph L. Farr, Timothy G. Foote, Richard Goold-Adams , Robert G. Herbert, Melvin H. Jackson , R. C. Jefferson, Irving M. Johnson , Fred Klebingat, John Kemble, Conrad Milster, William G. Muller , John Noble, Capt. David E. Perkins , USCG (ret.), Nancy Richardson , Ralph L. Snow, John Stobart, Albert Swanson , Shannon Wall , Robert A. Weinstein , Thomas Wells , AICH, Charles Wittholz. Curator-at-Large: Peter Throckmorton. WORLD SHIP TRUST: Chairman: Frank G. G. Carr; Vice President: Sir Peter Scott; Hon. Secretary: J . A. Forsythe; Hon. Treasurer: Richard Lee; Erik C. Abranson; Maldwin Drummond ; Peter Stanford. Membership: £10 payable WST , c!o Hon. Sec., 129a North Street, Burwell , Cambs. CBS OBB, England . Reg. Charity No. 277751. AMERICAN SHIP TRUST: International Chairman: Frank Carr; Chairman: Peter Stanford; George Bass; Norman Brouwer; Karl Kortum ; George Nichols ; Richard Rath ; Charles Lundgren; Senior Advisor: Irving M. Johnson. SEA HISTORY STAFF: Editor: Peter Stanford; Managing Editor: Norma Stanford ; Associate Editor: Norman J. Brouwer; Accounting: Maureen Conti ; Membership: Heidi Tepper; Corresponding Secretary: Marie Lore.

WINTER 1983

CONTENTS 3 LETTERS EDITOR 'S LOG 7 IN CLIO' S CAUSE: A CALL TO ACCOUNTABILITY , James D. Watkins 8 WHAT ' S IN A NAME: HOW WARSHIPS GET THEIR NAMES R .E. Shrubb and Eric J. Berryman 11 WHITHER THE DAINTY? Thomas Hale 12 MARINE ART: CHARLES ROBERT PATTERSON, Oswald L. Brett 21 MARINE ART NEWS 22 MASTER BUILDER: MELBOURNE SMITH , Christine L. Parker 24 THE STEPHEN TABER , O.K. Barnes 28 STEAM TUG MATHILDA COMES TO KINGSTON , Arthur G. Adams 32 SAILING CRAFT OF THE CARIBBEES , Philip Thorneycroft Teuscher 34 SAIL TRAINING: DAY'S RUN, Report of the American Sail Training Association 37 COLLECTORS' ALLEY: THE BARBARA JOHNSON WHALING COLLECTION II 38 "THE CANOE IS OUR GARDEN: " A REPORT ON THE TAMI CANOE PROJECT, Terry Linehan 40 SHIP NOTES, SEAPORT & MUSEUM NEWS 44 BOOKS COVER: A tall Down Easter sails out of the sunrise, as hands on the schooner she is overtaking stand by in silent tribute. This painting explains in one motion how proud and glad we are to render report on the sailorman's painter Charles Robert F"atterson. Photo courtesy Kennedy Galleries.

The National Maritime Historical Society is saving America's seafaring heritage. Join us. We bring to life America 's seafaring past through research , archaeological expeditions and ship preservation effo rt s. We work with museums, hi storians and sail training groups and report on these acti vities in our quarterly journal Sea History. We are also the American arm of the World Ship Trust , an international group working worldwide to help save ships of historic importance.

Won't yo u join us to keep alive our nation 's seafa ring legacy? Membership in the Society costs only $20 a year. You ' ll receive Sea History, a fascinati ng magazi ne filled with articles of seafaring and historica l lore . You ' ll also be eligib le for discounts on books , prints and other items. Help save our seafaring heritage . Join the National Maritime Historical Society today'

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I want to help . I understand that my contribution goes to fo rward the wo rk of the Society 'and that I'll be kept informed by receiving SEA HISTORY quarterly. Enclosed 1s: 0 $t ,000 Sponsor 0 $500 Donor 0 $100 Patron 0 $30 Family 0 $20 Regular Member 0 $10 Student/ Retired NAME

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Sea History 030 - Winter 1983-1984  

7 IN CLIO'S CAUSE: A CALL TO ACCOUNTABILITY, James D. Watkins • 8 WHAT'S IN A NAME: HOW WARSHIPS GET THEIR NAMES R.E. Shrubb and Eric J. Ber...

Sea History 030 - Winter 1983-1984  

7 IN CLIO'S CAUSE: A CALL TO ACCOUNTABILITY, James D. Watkins • 8 WHAT'S IN A NAME: HOW WARSHIPS GET THEIR NAMES R.E. Shrubb and Eric J. Ber...

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