John S. Barry Papers

Manuscripts Collection 239

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Barry, John S.
Title: John S. Barry Papers
Dates: 1940-1976
Extent: 968 items
Abstract: Correspondence, design and test data and specifications, miscellaneous drawings, printed materials, and other business papers, relating to Barry’s work with boats and yachts. Includes information regarding Barry’s involvement in the design and construction of Sea Sleds for Albert Hickman (Hickman Sea Sled Company, ca. 1944-1966) and his related work with the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy.
Identification: Coll. 239

Biography of John S. Barry

Barry was naval architect and engineer who worked for the Hickman Sea Sled Company and the United States Coast Guard.

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Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division.

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.


Hickman, Albert

Corporate Entities:

Hickman Sea Sled Company
United States Coast Guard
United States Navy


Boats and boating
Marine engineering
Naval architecture

Document Types:



Naval architects–United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 239, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.


Vessel data and info; 1944-1961
Box Folder
1 1 78′ Sea Sled; 1944
2 32′ Twin screw Sea Sled Fishing Cruiser; 1947
3 44′ Twin screw Sea Sled Cruiser; 1947
4 16′ Sea Sled outboard; 1948
5 24′ single screw Sea Sled Cruiser; 1948
6 25′ x 7’6″ Sea Sled rescue boat; 1948
7 28′ twin screw Sea Sled cruiser (blueprint and docking plan in Ships Plans collection); 1948
8 28’7″ x 7’6″ Sea Sled rescue boat; 1948
9 39′ x 9’6″ Sea Sled personnel boat (blueprint Plans collection); 1948
10 41′ x 11’6″ Fast Sea Sled cruiser; 1948
11 75′ x 17′ Sea Sled motor torpedo boat; 1948
12 Sea Colt (Motorboat), Frank Sawyer owner; 1955
13 21′ Sea Sled outboard cruiser; 1956
14 33′ twin screw Sea Sled fishing cruiser; 1957
15 33′ Korman and Nicholson Sea Sled; 1957-1958
16 33′ Korman and Nicholson Sea Sled; 1959
17 33′ Korman and Nicholson Sea Sled; 1960-1961
18 U.S.N. Sea Sled; 1970
Hickman Sea Sled Company Notes and Correspondence; 1940-1968
Box Folder
1 19 Notes and Correspondence; 1940-1956
20 Notes and Correspondence; 1957-1958
21 Notes and Correspondence; 1959-1968
22 Notes and Correspondence: U.S. Navy; 1945
23 Notes and Correspondence: A.W. McMahon; 1962-1966
Formulas and data; 1945-1960
Box Folder
1 24 U.S. Coast Guard stability test data; 1944
25 Misc. Formulas and data; ca. 1945
26 Misc. Formulas and data; ca. 1948
27 Misc. Drawings; ca. 1955-1960
Printed materials; 1914-1976
Box Folder
1 28 Hickman Sea Sled Company. Includes Bulletins #212-218, 220-223, 230; ca. 1947
29 Other companies; ca. 1950
30 Clippings re. Hickman Sea Sled Company; 1914, 1957, 1965
31 Stevens Institute of Technology Paper: “Model Test of a High-Speed Landing Craft with Inverted Vee Section in Smooth and Rough Water”; 1976 Aug
General business papers; 1942-1955
Box Folder
2 1 Papers re:Tuban (Yacht); 1951-1954
2 Papers re: 60′ twin screw diesel yacht, M. Gale Lemoine, Esq, owner; 1953
3 Papers re: Blue Marlin II (Yacht); 1953-1955
4 Papers re: Ventura (Yacht); 1953
5 Correspondence regarding conversion of Haida (Yacht), Nantucket Boat Inc.; 1954-1955
6 Notes re Marine Engineers, London; 1942 Jul

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