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mid 19th century three-masted barque plans
« on: September 22, 2006, 10:02:15 AM »

Hello everyone!

I need plans for an 1830's - 1860's three-masted barque. Something like the Jeanie Johnston, the replica famine ship built to commemorate the Irish diaspora. Say about 150 feet loa, 26 feet beam, 510 tons displacement.

Does anyone have any pointers to commercial plans that may be of use?

Many thanks,

Andy
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Re: mid 19th century three-masted barque plans
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2006, 01:53:26 PM »

...Four days on, and all I see are the proverbial tumbleweeds blowing across this topic. It sounds like there aren't any plans for barques fo the period.  :(

Ok...it's (literally) back to the drawing board for me.

Andy
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Re: mid 19th century three-masted barque plans
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2006, 02:14:32 PM »

Thought someone else would pick this one up, it's a bit out of my field.

Harold Underhill drew up a number of period sailing ships plans. You can see descriptions on the Model Dockyard website here: http://www.model-dockyard.com/plans/underhill-sailing.asp

Also Robert Wilson has built a number of sailing ships as miniatures and may be able to suggest some sources of plans. His website is http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/miniatureshipmodels
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Re: mid 19th century three-masted barque plans
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2006, 09:42:13 AM »

Many thanks, Colin. I'll look into the urls.

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Re: mid 19th century three-masted barque plans
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2006, 10:02:15 AM »

Andy, I've just remembered that Model Boats used to feature a plan of the tea clipper Ariel - 1/60 scale and 55 inches loa, 7 inches beam. Model is described as sailing but not for the beginner. I have checked the X Plans list and it doesn't appear to be there so I assume that it is still on the MB list. You would have to contact them directly as their website is still not up and running.

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Re: mid 19th century three-masted barque plans
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2006, 11:28:08 AM »

Andy

Further to Colin's message about Aeriel. It is listed in their 1998 catalogue (the last one they printed I think) as MM746.

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Re: mid 19th century three-masted barque plans
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2006, 09:35:11 AM »

Ariel - Wikipedia's got a good article on her. She's an interesting ship...racing tea and later foundering on her trip to Australia in 1872.

But she's a bit too clippery and ship-rigged for my plans. I think an email to the Jeanie Johnson owners might be my best bet.

Many thanks,

Andy
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