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Charles Drown Mower

Charles Drown Mower, American naval architect.


  • Mower, Charles Drown was born on October 5, 1875 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Charles F. and Juliet (Drown) Mower.

  • Education

    • Educated Lynn public schools.


    • 1 son, Charles Petrikin. In office of Arthur Binney, naval architect, in Boston, as draughtsman, 1895-1898. With B.B. Crowninshield, naval architect, 1898-1899.

      Left in 1899 to become designing editor of The Rudder, New York yachting magazine. Official measurer New York Yacht Club, seasons of 1903, 04. Measured yachts Shamrock III and Reliance for American cup races, 1903.

      With Navy Department, 1917-1919. Private practice since 1919.


    • Author: How to Build a Motor Launch, 1900. How to Build a Knockabout, 1901. How to Build a Racing Sloop, 1901.

      How to Build a Cruiser, 1903.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    • Married Frances Hollingsworth Petrikin, December 7, 1915.
    • father: Charles F. Mower
    • mother: Juliet (Drown) Mower
    • spouse: Frances Hollingsworth Petrikin
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    Born October 5, 1875
    Died January 17, 1942
    (aged 66)