Reply To: Early Marine Engine-Makers
One quite interesting ship would be the 1,100 ton paddle frigate Moctezuma, or Montezuma. She was built in Britain of wooden and with a very shallow draft. She entered the Mexican navy in 1842, fought at the battle of Campeche in 1843 and was sold to Spanish interests in Havana in 1846. I’ve seen some reference to her builders and her engine but I can’t put my hand to it just now. I’d be interested if you had any records and I can look out what I have.