Biography of Lawley, Frederick D.
Frederick D. Lawley (1878-1953) was a yacht designer and boatbuilder in Quincy, Massachusetts. He had studied naval architecture at MIT and by 1902 was a designer in the firm of George Lawley & Son, run by his father, George Frederick Lawley (1848-1928). This firm, which would later become George Lawley & Son, Corp., was founded by George F. with his father, George (1823-1915) in 1866. Fred Lawley worked for his father until starting his own yard, F. D. Lawley, Inc. in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1925. Vessels are known to have been built by that firm until 1932.
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Lawley, George, 1823-1915
Lawley, George F.
Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):
George Lawley & Son Corp.
Yacht designers — Massachusetts
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Coll. 39, Ships Plans Division, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|Vessel designs; 1900-1937|
|39.1||BLAKELY, 175′ Naval steam torpedo boat;||Designer, U. S. Navy; Builder, George Lawley & Son Corp.; 1900|
|39.2||GADFLY, 107′ motor yacht;||Designer, Geilow & Orr; Builder, Kyle & Purdy, Inc.; 1917|
|39.3||GRACE B, 45’6″ motor yacht;||Designer, Frederick D. Lawley; Builder, F. D. Lawley, Inc.; 1927|
|39.4||HARRIET, 68′ motor yacht;||Designer, Frederick D. Lawley; Builder, F. D. Lawley, Inc.; 1927|
|39.5||SENECA’s lifeboat, 18′ rowing boat;||Builder, George Lawley & Son; 1923|
|39.6||WHIRLWIND, 62′ motor yacht;||Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp.; 1922|
|39.7||YANKEE, 126 sloop yacht;||Designer, Belknap, Paine & Skene; Builder, George Lawley & Son Corp.; 1930|
|39.8||Unidentified 15′ sloop yacht;||Designer, Frederick D. Lawley; Builder, George Lawley & Son Corp.; ca. 1904|
|39.9||Launch, 36′ motor launch;||Designer, Frederick D. Lawley; ca. 1924|
|39.10||ONAIRE II, 68′ yawl yacht;||Designer, Frederick D. Lawley; Builder, F. D. Lawley, Inc.; 1928|
|39.11||Motor launch, 27′;||Designer, Frederick D. Lawley; Builder, F. D. Lawley Inc. & Quincy Adams Yacht Yard; 1934|
|39.12||Police Boat, 38’3″ motor boat;||Designer, Eldredge-McInnis Inc.|
|39.13||Police Boat, 60’6″ motor boat;||Designer, Eldredge-McInnis Inc.; 1937 (?)|