Samuel Hartt Pook

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birth_date = January 17,1827
birth_place = Brooklyn, New York
death_date = March 30,1901
death_place = Washington, D.C.
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nationality = American
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Samuel Hartt Pook (1827 – 1901) was a Boston-based American naval architect of clipper ships, including the clippers Surprise, Witchcraft, Herald of the Morning and Northern Light, all of which made passages, prior to 1861 from an American East Coast port to San Francisco, via Cape Horn in fewer than 100 days, a speedy passage for the period. Pook also designed Red Jacket, a holder of the speed record for the New York-Liverpool and Liverpool-Melbourne passages. Pook was less successful in his design for the Civil War-era ironclad Galena, which was found, in combat conditions, to suffer from ineffective armoring.

Pook's father was the naval architect Samuel Moore Pook, who designed the far more successful City-class Ironclads of the same period.


*cite book | title = The Maritime History of Massachusetts, 1783-1860 | last = Morison |first = Samuel E. | authorlink = Samuel E. Morison | isbn = 0930350049

*cite book | title = The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans | last = Johnson |first = Rossiter | authorlink = Rossiter Johnson

*cite book | title = Reign of Iron: The Story of the First Battling Ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack | last = Nelson |first = James L. | authorlink = James L. Nelson | isbn = 0060524049

External links

* [ The Maritime History of Massachusetts, 1783-1860]

* [ The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans]

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