Book of U.S.S. Eagle 200 Foot Naval Patrol Boat Blueprints, 1918-1919

Summary

During World War I, Ford Motor Company built "Eagle" anti-submarine patrol boats for the U.S. Navy. Ford manufactured the boats using the mass production techniques it perfected for its automobiles. One of Ford's early challenges was the near-constant stream of design changes from the Navy. For all of their strengths, Ford's production methods weren't well suited to frequent modifications.

During World War I, Ford Motor Company built "Eagle" anti-submarine patrol boats for the U.S. Navy. Ford manufactured the boats using the mass production techniques it perfected for its automobiles. One of Ford's early challenges was the near-constant stream of design changes from the Navy. For all of their strengths, Ford's production methods weren't well suited to frequent modifications.

Artifact

Blueprint (Reprographic copy)

Subject Date

1918-1919

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.882.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Blueprint process

Color

Blue

Dimensions

Height: 15.5 in

Width: 40.125 in

Inscriptions

Text at upper right corner: OUTBOARD PROFILE / U.S.S. EAGLE

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