Contemporary Drawings and models of french Lugger

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The french Lugger Le Coureur was captured by the british in 1778, so there are also some contemporary drawings in the NMM available


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Scale: 1:48. A plan showing the body plan with stern board and decoration and name on stern counter, sheer lines with inboard detail modifications proposed in green ink, longitudinal half-breadth, and midship section showing the clinker framing, for 'Coureur' (1778), a captured French lugger, as modified to an 8-gun Schooner. Signed by John Henslow [Master Shipwright, Plymouth Dockyard, 1775-1784; later Surveyor of the Navy, 1784-1806].

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Scale: 1:48. A plan showing the upper deck, and fore and aft platforms, with proposed modifications in green, for 'Coureur' (1778), a captured French lugger, as modified to an 8-gun Schooner. Signed by John Henslow [Master Shipwright, Plymouth Dockyard, 1775-1784; later Surveyor of the Navy, 1784-1806].


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One interesting contemporary ship model of a french lugger

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Object IDSLR0606
DescriptionScale: 1:24. A contemporary full hull model of a French 8-gun lugger (circa 1800), built plank on frame of clinker construction, and finished in the Georgian style. Model is decked, equipped and fully rigged, with sails set, both of which are original. At this scale the model represents a vessel measuring 76 feet overall by 20 feet in the beam and an approximate tonnage of 110 burden. This model closely represents the type of three-masted lugger used by French privateers during the Napoleonic Wars. The clinker-built hull has fine lines, and, with the tall masts, proved to be very fast and able to sail close to the wind.
Date madecirca 1800

CreditNational Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materialsmahogany; fruitwood; cotton; brass; iron; paint; varnish
MeasurementsOverall model: 1100 x 1623 x 277 mm; Base: 37 x 46 x 140 mm; Base: 16 x 46 x 135 mm
 
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Thank you for sharing this Uwe. Stunning model! I have a question about the treenailing of the hull planking. The contemporary model above appears to have a single nail per plank per rib but the model by Etienne Piette appears to use the double nailing pattern
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What is your view on the right pattern to use, both for the outside and inside hull planking?
 
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Thank you for sharing this Uwe. Stunning model! I have a question about the treenailing of the hull planking. The contemporary model above appears to have a single nail per plank per rib but the model by Etienne Piette appears to use the double nailing pattern
Maybe it is just 2 bolts in the top planks? Maybe 1 bolt is enough in planks where there is clinker, or maybe below the red line 1 bolt is hidden by the clinker?2020-10-10.png
 

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We should also take a look at the Alert built, the cutter was also clinker planked and our member @wang made here an amazing job in the planking

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