Frederic D. Lawley Collection

Ships Plans Collection 39

Overview of the Collection

Repository: Ships Plans Division, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Lawley, Frederick D.
Title: Frederic D. Lawley Collection
Dates: 1900-1937
Extent: 27 drawings, representing 13 designs
Abstract: plans for yachts and government work representing designs by F. D. Lawley and other designers
Identification: Coll. 39

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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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.


Lawley, George, 1823-1915
Lawley, George F.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

George Lawley & Son Corp.

Document Types:

Ship’s plans


Yacht designers — Massachusetts

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 39, 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; 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 (?)

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