Name

Jacob Westerveldt

Career

Architect/Engineer

Occupation 1

shipbuilder

Identifier

New York shipbuilder

Region

NA/Mid-Atlantic region

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Born

1800

Died

1879

Source

ANB

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New York shipbuilder,beginning with packet ships in the 1820s and 1830s, to steam vessels in the 1840s and beyond, including the steam frigate Brooklyn , Farragut's flag ship during part of the Civil War. In the early 1850s he also built sevral clipper ships, including the N.B. Palmer (1851) and Golden Gate (1851).