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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail => Topic started by: Positive on August 17, 2015, 08:48:59 AM

Title: France (1890)
Post by: Positive on August 17, 2015, 08:48:59 AM
The first five-masted barque France.   
Bob
Title: Re: France (1890)
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 17, 2015, 09:38:20 AM
 
That's a LOT of rigging Bob!!   :o
Title: Re: France (1890)
Post by: Positive on August 17, 2015, 10:56:58 AM
Yes it is.   I haven't built this one, but I did build the later France,  (1911) also a five-masted barque.
I did the above drawing last year.
Bob
Title: Re: France (1890)
Post by: Positive on August 17, 2015, 11:04:01 AM
This is the later France.     A much larger ship with twin-screw diesel engines as well, but no royals.    Eventually, the engines were removed, leaving her the largest commercial sailing ship powered only by the wind.
Bob