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Plate 9, figure 5 showing a section through half of a three-decked merchant vessel to show timbers crossing the vessel's keel evenly. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso.

Subject: Engineering

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On a new principle of constructing ships in the mercantile navy' by Robert Seppings.

Read to the Royal Society on 9 March 1820.

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Robert Seppings, Drawings, cross section of a merchant ship by [Robert Seppings?], 1820, PT/73/8/9, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 22 May 2024

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