Copeland, Charles W.

Copeland, Charles W.

(1815–95) naval engineer; born in Coventry, Conn. He designed the machinery of the USS Fulton, the first steam war-vessel constructed under naval supervision (1836). He also designed transatlantic merchant steamers.
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