The "Princeton" and the "Peacemaker": A Study in Nineteenth-Century Naval Research and Development Procedures

@article{Pearson1966TheA,
  title={The "Princeton" and the "Peacemaker": A Study in Nineteenth-Century Naval Research and Development Procedures},
  author={Lee M. Pearson},
  journal={Technology and Culture},
  year={1966},
  volume={7},
  pages={163}
}
  • L. Pearson
  • Published 21 January 1966
  • History
  • Technology and Culture
On February 28, 1844, a gun exploded aboard the navy's new steam frigate, the U.S.S. "Princeton," causing a multiple tragedy. Fragments struck a group of illustrious visitors, killing five men of national prominence, two of them members of the Cabinet-Abel P. Upshur, Secretary of State, and Thomas W. Gilmer, Secretary of the Navy. But for President Tyler's interest in Julia Gardiner, his wife-to-be and the daughter of one of the men killed, he might have been among the fatalities. The story of… 
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