"Plan of a Granite Ship House"
"Plan of a Granite Ship House"
By Francis Grice, not dated
Ink and watercolor on card
13 1/4" x 18"
National Archives and Records Administration, Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library

Granite Ship House
Ship houses are usually wooden structures built out over the water. They are designed to shelter an entire ship and the workers constructing, maintaining, or repairing the vessel. Francis Grice, naval constructor at the Norfolk Navy Yard and later Chief Naval Constructor, designed this elegant granite ship house.

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