Ralph E. Barry Collection

Ships Plans Collection 8

Overview of the Collection

Repository: Ships Plans Division, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Barry, Ralph Ensworth
Title: Ralph E. Barry Collection
Dates: 1884-1931
Extent: 26 Sheets, representing 16 designs
Abstract: Blueprints and original plans drawn and collected by Ralph E. Barry for large ship- and bark-rigged commercial sailing vessels.
Identification: Coll. 8

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Biography of Ralph E. Barry

Ralph Ensworth (R. E.) Barry, 1868-1947, was a naval architect, steamship master, steamship engineer, and marine engineer. He was educated at the Stevens Institute of Technology and Cornell University. He had been employed in various shipyards, including the Union Iron Works, San Francisco, California; the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia; the League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the design branch of the Bureau of Construction and Repair, Navy Department, Washington, D. C. In the 1920’s he was self-employed as a naval architect in New London, Connecticut, where he designed yachts and commercial craft for steam and diesel power. He also designed yachts in full square and fore-and-aft rig.

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Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Ships Plans Division.

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Ships Plans Division.
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Index Terms

This collection is not included in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers who are interested in finding library material about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Document Types

Ships plans


Naval architects
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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 8, Ships Plans Division, 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 designs 1884-1931
8.1 KENILWORTH, 300.2′ Commercial sailing ship; Builder, John Reid; 1887
8.2 WILL SCOTT, 267.3′ Commercial sailing bark; Builder, William Hamilton & Co.; 1896
8.3 PALGRAVE, 322.5′ Commercial sailing ship; Builder, William Hamilton & Co.; 1884
8.4 Unidentified, 150′ ship rigged yacht; Designer, R. E. Barry; 1931
8.5 SHIP 5331, 150′ Commercial sailing ship; Designer, Burmeister & Wain.; 1931
8.6 DRUMROCK, ex. PERSIMMON, ex. HELWIG VINNEN, ex. LOGTYEE, ex. DRUMROCK, CommercIal sail, steel bark; Builder, Ramage & Ferguson; 1891
8.7 WILLY RICKMERS, 279′ steel bark, commercial sail; Builder, Ritson & Co.; 1895
8.8 MILVERTON, 280′ Commercial sailing ship (iron); Builder, Oswald Mordunt & Co.; 1886
8.9 EARL OF DAHOUSIE, 264′ steel bark, commercial sail; Builder, A. Stephan & Sons; 1884
8.10 MANCHESTER, 312.9′ steel bark, commercial sail; Builder W. Doxford; 1892
8.11 KING EDWARD, 260′ steel commercial sailing ship; Builder, Russell & Co.; 1891
8.12 MARECHAL DE RURENNE, 275.4′ steel bark, commercial sailing; Builder, Ateliers & Chantiers de La Loire; 1899
8.13 MARIE MOLINOS, 270.5 steel bark, commercial sailing; Builder, Ateliers & Chantiers de La Loire; 1899
8.14 SHENANDOAH, 299.7′ bark, commercial sailing; Builder, Arthur Sewall & Co.; 1890
8.15 Training Ship # 59, 50, 61, 200′ commercial sailing; Designer R. E. Barry; undated
8.16 Unidentified 125′ ship (yacht); Designer, R. E. Barry; ca. 1930

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