Wood, William W. W. (d.1882) General Orders for the Engineers Department of the U.S.S. Sloop "Lancaster"
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.025 Author/Creator: Wood, William W. W. (d.1882) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: 1859 Pagination: 10 p. : docket ; 31 x 20 cm. Order a Copy
The General Orders includes 7 articles regarding duties assigned according to rank, 19 articles on day-to-day operations and procedures, and orders while "In Port," "At Sea - Steaming," "At Sea - Not Steaming," "Coming to," "Loading Ship," and orders regarding "Lights." Signed on docket by Wood, Chief Engineer. Wood, a pioneer of the steam Navy, oversaw construction of the Merrimac. He later served as engineer and Chief of the Navy and reached the rank of commodore.
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