Planset review 24-pdr Brig LE CYGNE - 1806" by Jean Boudriot & Hubert Berti

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Planset Review:
LE CYGNE
24-pdr Brig by Engineer Pestel - 1806 - 1808
scale 1:48
by Jean Boudriot & Hubert Berti

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published already in year 1981 (their second monographie after La Venus)

Still available in French or Italian language at ancre:


excerpts taken from ancre web-page or from pdf documentation (attached)
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contemporary model (DIN A3- print included in the monographie)
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SYNOPSIS:

This monograph of the brig LE CYGNE (The Swan) represents a ship's type of the imperial navy. Armed with two 8-pdr guns and fourteen 24-pdr carronades, construction of LE CYGNE was begun in Le Havre at the end of April 1806. She was launched on 12 September of the same year by the builder Jamez, based on the engineer Pestel's plans. 90 feet in length, with a midship beam measuring 26 feet, 6 inches, a depth of 13 feet, 6 inches, this ship is one of the most representative of the brig called a 24-pdr in the French Navy (the caliber of the carronades in the main armaments). Approximately 60 such ships were built during the period 1801-1813.

A very fine model of LE CYGNE in the Musée de la Marine in Paris (MG13) enabled us to illustrate our work with vivid details that only a period ship's model could provide.
Moreover, we were able to choose from the extremely rich documentation (plans of the hull, superstructure and rigging).
We are able to relive the adventures of Le Cygne, although her career was brief, through the reports of her captain ship's lieutenant TROBRIAND.

These powerful engines of war (the weight of Le Cygne's broadside guns was superior to the celebrated Belle-Poule's broadside) would slip through the British blockade on stormy nights to disturb English commercial activities or carry supplies to the French colonies. As is the case in our other monographs, the directions given allow the ship's model builder to choose between constructing a model of Le Cygne or one of her sister ships.

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Size of finished model in scale 1:48:
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COMPOSITION OF THE MONOGRAPH

Booklet:


92 p. booklet, 24x31cm format, including :
- The history of the brig in the French Navy with several period illustrations
- List of 197 brig-rigged ships that appeared in the lists of the French Navy during the period 1755-1850
- Separate list of fifty-seven 24-pdr brigs whose characteristics are identical or similar to those of Le Cygne.
- Commentary and analysis of seventeen photographs of the model of Le Cygne in the Musée de la Marine in Paris
- History of the expeditions of the brig Le Cygne
- Detailed commentary with all necessary explanations of the 19 plates at 1:48 scale and on the drawings of details at 1:24 scale.
- Complete glossary of terms for elements of fitting and rigging.


Drawings:

Set of 19 plates on cartographer's paper at 1:48 scale including
1 Shape of the hull, longitudinal plans, vertical sections of the ribs
2 Shape of the hull, drawings of the planking
3 Construction of the stern and quarter-galleries
4 Construction of the head
5 Full vertical sections on the ribs
6 Full vertical sections with planking
7 Drawing of the coppering - Front view
8 Plan of the deck - rear view
9 View of the hull, longitudinal sections
10 Details of fitting
11 Boats
12 Artillery, detail of the rudder
13 Anchors
14 Elements of masting, detail of the masthead
15 Fitting for masts
16 Longitudinal sails and standing rigging
17 Installing the square sails to the foremast
18 Installing the square sails to the mainmast
19 Rigging of the yards


Look Inside of the Booklet:

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For more Look Inside photos of the booklet and finally the drawings, please go to the following post...... also I plan to show some beautiful built models based on the drawing set
 

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12 September 1806 – Launch of french brig Cygne, a 16-gun Abeille-class brig - Part 1 - Naval Event


Cygne was an Abeille-class 16-gun brig of the French Navy, launched in 1806.

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1/36th scale model of Cygne, on display at the Musée national de la Marine in Paris.
Size of model: Length: 141 cm (55.5 in); Height: 106 cm (41.7 in); Width: 34 cm (13.3 in)

Career
On 10 November 1808, under Lieutenant Menouvrier Defresne, Cygne departed Cherbourg, part of a squadron under Rear-Admiral Hamelin also comprising the frigates Vénus, Junon, Amphitrite and the brig Papillon. bound for Martinique. The next day, the ships of the squadron were scattered. On 13, Cygne captured the Portuguese ship Miliciano and set her ablaze.

Arriving near Martinique, Cygne was chased by the frigate HMS Circe (Augustin Collier), the corvette Stork (George Le Geyt), the brigs HMS Morne Fortunee (John Brown), Amaranthe (Pelham Brenton), Epervier (Thomas Tudor) and the schooner Express (William Dowers). On 12 December, Cygne passed the Northern cape of Martinique; seeing that he would be overhauled by the British squadron before reaching Saint-Pierre, Menouvrier Defresne decided to drop anchor under a shore battery at Anse Céron.

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Battle of Cygne against the British division

Two of the British brigs then dropped anchor in positions that cut Cygne′s retreat to Saint-Pierre, while the other ships launched boats to attempt a cutting out boarding. Cygne sank three before they reached her. Circe approached with her crew ready for boarding, but was repelled by a grapeshot broadside, while the surviving boats reached Cygne′s stern; the British party was repelled and 17 men were taken prisoner.

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Fight of the French brig Cygne against a British boat party

The next day, Cygne found herself becalmed; Defresne attempted to move his ship by having her hauled from the shore by infantrymen and by using her oars, and progressed towards Saint-Pierre, under fire from Amaranthe. But due to a navigation error, Cygne ran aground and started taking water. As the other British ships closed within range, Defresne ordered Cygne abandoned and scuttled by fire. Defresne was offered a sword of honour by the city of Saint-Pierre for his defence. As a token of esteem, Brenton gifted him a sword belt, and Lieutenant Hay, a dagger.

The wreck was discovered in 1991 and was explored the next year.

A 1/36th scale model of the ship is on display at the Musée national de la Marine in Paris.



The Abeille class was a type of 16-gun brig-corvette of the French Navy, designed by François Pestel with some units refined by Pierre-Jacques-Nicolas Rolland. They were armed with either 24-pounder carronades, or a mixture of light 6-pounder long guns and lighter carronades. 21 ships of this type were built between 1801 and 1812, and served in the Napoleonic Wars.

The four first ships were ordered in bulk on 24 December 1800, but two (Mouche, Serin) could not be completed due to shortags of timbers. As the forerunner of the series, Abeille, is not always identified as such in British sources, the type is sometimes referred to as the Sylphe class, after Sylphe, which served as model for subsequent constructions.

Ships of the class:
Launched: 24 June 1801
Fate: Hulked in 1844, renamed Molène and used as an achor depot in Brest in 1865
Launched: 24 December 1801
Fate: Captured by HMS Hydra on 27 February 1806
Launched: 8 July 1804
Fate: Captured by HMS Goliath on 2 August 1805 and commissioned in the Royal Navy as HMS Fawn
Launched: 27 April 1804
Fate: Captured by HMS Niobe on 28 March 1806.[9]
Launched: 10 July 1804
Fate: Captured by HMS Comet on 18 August 1808, commissioned in the Royal Navy as HMS Seagull
Launched: 18 August 1806
Fate: Broken up in 1823 [11]
Launched: 12 September 1806
Fate: Ran aground and scuttled by fire to avoid capture
Launched: 12 May 1810
Fate: Seized by the British in 1814 with the capitulation of Genoa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_brig_Cygne_(1806)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abeille-class_brig
https://ancre.fr/fr/monographies/35-monographie-du-cygne-brick-1806.html
 

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Many Thanks to Didier from ANCRE for sending me the english version of the booklet, which I am able now to show also


With this additional translation (made by Francois Fougerat) you can order now the Monograpg in english, french or italian language


COMPOSITION OF THE MONOGRAPH
92 p. booklet, 24x31cm format, including :
- The history of the brig in the French Navy with several period illustrations
- List of 197 brig-rigged ships that appeared in the lists of the French Navy during the period 1755-1850
- Separate list of fifty-seven 24-pdr brigs whose characteristics are identical or similar to those of Le Cygne.
- Commentary and analysis of seventeen photographs of the model of Le Cygne in the Musée de la Marine in Paris
- History of the expeditions of the brig Le Cygne
- Detailed commentary with all necessary explanations of the 19 plates at 1:48 scale and on the drawings of details at 1:24 scale.
- Complete glossary of terms for elements of fitting and rigging.


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Once more many thanks to ancre to get this copy and the allowance to show here
 
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Planset Review:
LE CYGNE
24-pdr Brig by Engineer Pestel - 1806 - 1808
scale 1:48
by Jean Boudriot & Hubert Berti

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published already in year 1981 (their second monographie after La Venus)

Still available in French or Italian language at ancre:


excerpts taken from ancre web-page or from pdf documentation (attached)
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contemporary model (DIN A3- print included in the monographie)
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SYNOPSIS:

This monograph of the brig LE CYGNE (The Swan) represents a ship's type of the imperial navy. Armed with two 8-pdr guns and fourteen 24-pdr carronades, construction of LE CYGNE was begun in Le Havre at the end of April 1806. She was launched on 12 September of the same year by the builder Jamez, based on the engineer Pestel's plans. 90 feet in length, with a midship beam measuring 26 feet, 6 inches, a depth of 13 feet, 6 inches, this ship is one of the most representative of the brig called a 24-pdr in the French Navy (the caliber of the carronades in the main armaments). Approximately 60 such ships were built during the period 1801-1813.

A very fine model of LE CYGNE in the Musée de la Marine in Paris (MG13) enabled us to illustrate our work with vivid details that only a period ship's model could provide.
Moreover, we were able to choose from the extremely rich documentation (plans of the hull, superstructure and rigging).
We are able to relive the adventures of Le Cygne, although her career was brief, through the reports of her captain ship's lieutenant TROBRIAND.

These powerful engines of war (the weight of Le Cygne's broadside guns was superior to the celebrated Belle-Poule's broadside) would slip through the British blockade on stormy nights to disturb English commercial activities or carry supplies to the French colonies. As is the case in our other monographs, the directions given allow the ship's model builder to choose between constructing a model of Le Cygne or one of her sister ships.

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Size of finished model in scale 1:48:
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COMPOSITION OF THE MONOGRAPH

Booklet:


92 p. booklet, 24x31cm format, including :
- The history of the brig in the French Navy with several period illustrations
- List of 197 brig-rigged ships that appeared in the lists of the French Navy during the period 1755-1850
- Separate list of fifty-seven 24-pdr brigs whose characteristics are identical or similar to those of Le Cygne.
- Commentary and analysis of seventeen photographs of the model of Le Cygne in the Musée de la Marine in Paris
- History of the expeditions of the brig Le Cygne
- Detailed commentary with all necessary explanations of the 19 plates at 1:48 scale and on the drawings of details at 1:24 scale.
- Complete glossary of terms for elements of fitting and rigging.


Drawings:

Set of 19 plates on cartographer's paper at 1:48 scale including
1 Shape of the hull, longitudinal plans, vertical sections of the ribs
2 Shape of the hull, drawings of the planking
3 Construction of the stern and quarter-galleries
4 Construction of the head
5 Full vertical sections on the ribs
6 Full vertical sections with planking
7 Drawing of the coppering - Front view
8 Plan of the deck - rear view
9 View of the hull, longitudinal sections
10 Details of fitting
11 Boats
12 Artillery, detail of the rudder
13 Anchors
14 Elements of masting, detail of the masthead
15 Fitting for masts
16 Longitudinal sails and standing rigging
17 Installing the square sails to the foremast
18 Installing the square sails to the mainmast
19 Rigging of the yards


Look Inside of the Booklet:

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For more Look Inside photos of the booklet and finally the drawings, please go to the following post...... also I plan to show some beautiful built models based on the drawing set
I too was 'forbidden to enter' (Eintrit Verboten!), as with other links on the site, so I just googled the link which worked. Thinking ahead this maybe a project to make use of all my kit 'left overs'.
 
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