United States naval architect

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United States naval architects or ship designers introduced the faster and larger sailing frigates and sloop-of-wars of the early United States Navy which influenced the later merchant ships and clipper ships.

Naval architects[edit]

Name - Years served

  • Ships designed

Joshua Humphreys 1794 to 1801

Josiah Fox 1794 to 1801, 1804 to 1809

William Doughty 1813 to 1837

Benjamin Hutton 1803

Samuel Humphreys 1813 to 1846

Francis Grice 1817 to 1859

Henry Eckford 1817 to 1820

Samuel M. Pook 1841 to 1866

See also[edit]


  • Chapelle, Howard I. (1935). The History of American Sailing Ships. ISBN 0-517-00487-9, ISBN 1-56852-222-3
  • DANFS Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships