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Captain Roland R. Parent and Richard C. Brown, USS St. Marys Model Records, 2007-2019

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AP-0026

Content Description

Contents include Richard C. Brown and Roland R. Parent's research on various parts of the USS St. Marys, photographs of the model in progress, and correspondence.


  • Majority of material found within 2007 - 2019

Conditions Governing Access

Appointments to examine materials must be made in advance. Please e-mail for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproductions may be provided to users to support research and scholarship. However, collection use is subject to all copyright laws. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Capt. Roland R. Parent agreed to freely share the works created by himself and Richard C. Brown under Creative Commons License 4.0.

Biographical / Historical

In 1994, Richard C. Brown, Class of 1947, began his work on the 6-foot long by 3-foot wide model of the USS St. Marys, a sloop-of-war ship that served as the first training ship of New York Nautical School from 1847 to 1907(now SUNY Maritime College). By 2017, Brown contacted Capt. Jim McNamara (Class of 1964) and Capt. Eric Johansson of the Maritime Industry Museum of Fort Schuyler find another alumnus to complete the model.

Capt. Roland R. Parent agreed to complete the rigging and details of the model in 2017. The model was shipped from Brown in St. Louis, Missouri to Parent in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

At the Homecoming in October 19, 2019, Brown and Parent unvieled the USS St. Marys model at the Fort Schuyler Museum. The model is in the permanet collection of the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler.


0.21 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This collection contains ship modeling resources and correspondence by Richard C. Brown, Class of 1947, and Capt. Roland R. Parent, Class of 1968.


Records are arranged by topic in alphabetical order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Capt. Roland R. Parent on September 26, 2019.


Bridget Bendo and Pauline Bartel, "A Model: 25 Years in the Making." Fort Schuyler: The Magazine for Maritime College Alumni and Friends, Fall 2019: 14-16.

Condition Description

Materials are mostly copies of letters and prints from internet resources. The photos are printed on regular paper and there are some cardboard templates used to make the model.

Captain Roland R. Parent and Richard C. Brown, USS St. Mary's Model Records, 2007-2019
Renae Rapp
January 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen B. Luce Library Repository

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