Planset review LA FLEUR DE LIS - Louis XIV ' galley - 1690" - by Gerard Delacroix

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Planset Review:
LA FLEUR DE LIS
Louis XIV ' galley 1690

by Gerard Delacroix
in scale 1:48

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This monographie is available directly from our SOS-member Gerard Delacroix alias @G. DELACROIX on his web-page

http://gerard.delacroix.pagesperso-orange.fr/galere/plaquette-e.htm
http://gerard.delacroix.pagesperso-orange.fr/monographies/monos.htm

Although the following content lists are in english the monographie by itself is only available in french language - please be aware about this fact.
The translation of the content lists was done by Gerard and myself in order to give you a better overview of the content, but the booklet is in french

from the attached Advertisement pdf
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SYNOPSIS:

For over 3,000 years, galleys sailed throughout European waters in various shapes and under different names, from the sun-drenched Mediterranean to the mists of the Baltic Sea. Originally a commercial vessel, the galley was soon transformed into a war ship in the ancient world and reached the zenith of its technical development in the 17th century, before disappearing in France during the 1750s.
The somewhat mysterious construction and fitting-out of these formidable ships have always fascinated students of early maritime history. Although galleys were often considered to be simply built ships, by the end of the 17th century the galley had inherited extremely complex and refined architectural lines, much more so, in fact, than other vessels with which it co-existed.
The evolution of the galley, whose history spans thirty centuries, allowed it to develop and refine a structure that had to consolidate strength, lightweight, and performance. These features required novel and original solutions that have rarely been described and have never been systematically illustrated.
With approximately 230 plates drawn to perspective, this study offers a minute account of how a galley was built in the 1690s, from the drawing board to the launching of the ship. The text describes the various stages of construction in detail, including provisions for stowage and rigging. The study also includes a description of rowing techniques and procedures that were directly related to aspects of building or equipping the ship. The commentary on the 26 plates (drawn to 1:48 scale) explicates the drawings of the different components or assemblies that were required to build, equip, and rig a 26-bench galley. The plates include a drawing of the framework of the entire ship, which will allow the ship’s model builder to complete his model with completely accurate proportions. In conclusion, nearly fifty colour photographs of a ship’s model in various stages of completion illustrate this extensive 240 page study whose table of contents is as follows:

The 240 page booklet and the 26 plates with drawings
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CONTENT of the Booklet: (original text of content see photo or the web page)

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translation into english (the text in booklet is in french)

Overview
Reminders on the history of the galleys
General considerations
Sources and bibliography
Description of the main parts of a galley
The theory of design and its application
Proportions of a galley from the 1690s
The mould and their use
Construction
The longitudinal timbers
The building site
Manufacturing and assembly of frames
Interior planking and deck structure
Exterior planking of hull and deck
The "talar" and the "rais de coursier"
The "rambade" and "conilles"
The head and the "tambouret"
Space for oars.
The "cavalet" and the "fougon"
The stern
Decorations
Equipment of the galley
Oars
Artillery and weapons
Anchors and cables
The rudder
The boats
Launching, caulking, painting and tallowing
Arrangements of the hold
Ballast and stowage
The art of oars
The masts and spars
The rigging of the galleys around 1690

The sails
Rigging (masts, spars and sails)
Tents and flags
The men of the galley
MONOGRAPH OF "LA FLEUR DE LIS"
Comments of the 26 plates
Tables of scandling
Photographs of a model in progress
Lexicon


CONTENT of the DRAWINGS:


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The list of the 1:48 scale plates; including all the framing timbers

1 - Schematic elevation, sections
2 - Longitudinal timbers
3 - Drawings of frames and "baccalas" (1)
4 - Drawings of frames and "baccalas" (2)
5 - View and elevation of the framing
6 - Outer planking
7 - Inner hull lining
8 - Deck
9 - Interior fittings
10 - Cross sections
11 - Construction of dead works (1)
12 - Construction of dead works (2)
13 - Construction of dead works (3)
14 - Construction of dead works (4)
15 - Construction of "tambouret"
16 - Construction of "conilles" and "rambade"
17 - Construction of the stern
18 - Plan view
19 - Elevation
20 - Total view with oars
21 - Front and rear views
22 - Details of equipment parts
23 - Mast and blocks
24 - Sails and flags
25 - Rigged elevation
26 - Belaying points


LOOK INSIDE of the BOOKLET

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In the following post you can find the LOOK INSIDE of the drawing set and some more from the booklet showing photos of the construction of one model
........ to be continued ......
 

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Part 2 of Planset Review:
LA FLEUR DE LIS
Louis XIV ' galley 1690

by Gerard Delacroix
in scale 1:48


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And the pages showing the work of B. Rimlinger on his 1:36 model

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LOOK INSIDE of the DRAWINGS
all 26 available drawing sheets in scale 1:48 are shown or the content is visible

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During my visit in Rochefort in October 2018 I had the chance to see the model of the La FLEUR de LIS - 1690 built in scale 1:36 by masterbuilder Bruno Rimlinger in real and made the following photos of his model.

Speciality of this model:
The deck part of the galley can be removed, in order to see the complete inside structure of the ship - amazing executed and model

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And now the top part removed in order to see the inside structure - well done
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many thanks for your interest
 

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The monograph is now available only via the Ancre web-page

 

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The planset of the LA FLEUR DE LIS by Gerard Delacrox is now also available in bigger scale 1:36 directly from ancre:


If you are interested please send a request via e-mail
 

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Good News!
I got the information by Didier Berti from ancre, that the english translation of the

Louis XIV’s galleys
THE FLEUR DE LIS
The anatomy and construction of a so-called “ordinary” galley of the end of the XVIIth century

Gérard Delacroix
and translated by François Fougerat

will be soon available.

I will receive in short time my personal copy and will present it here asap
 

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Sorry - it took a little bit longer, but today I am able to show you the booklet of the LA FLEUR DE LIS in english language

Louis XIV´s galleys

LA FLEUR DE LIS​

The anatomy and construction of a so-called "ordinary" galley of the end of the XVII´th century

by Gérard Delacroix, translated from french by Francois Fougerat


The english booklet (without drawings, if you have already the frnech version) is available, or a complete english set of the monograph


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Look Inside:

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The Content:

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Foreword
Louis XIV's galleys
Generalities
A reminder on the history of galleys 5
General considerations 6
Sources and bibliography 8
Description of the main parts of a galley
The design theory and its implementation Proportions of a 26-bench galleys of the years 1690 12
Construction The fore-and-aft structure 19
The building board 21
Construction and assembly of the frames 23
Inside structure of the hull 28
Deck 31
The upperworks 38
The rambade and the conilles 46
The spur and the tambouret 50
The rowing gang space 52
The "cavalets" of the boats 61
Construction of the stem 63
The galley's decorations 66
Galley's furnishings
The oars 71
Artillery and armament 74
The anchors and their cables 78
The rudder and its tiller 80
The boats 84
The defensive shield at the head 88
Launching a galley 89
Arrangements in the hold 94
Ballast and stowage 99
The art of rowing 106
The rigging, masts and yards 112
Rigging of galleys in the 1690's. 116
The sails 119
Rigging of the masts 123
The tents 133
The crew of a galley in 1690/1695 140

Galley la Fleur De Lis
1/48-Scale monograph 143
Specifications for construction lumber 198
Photos of a 1/36 scale model by B. Rimlinger 200
Acknowledgments 223


Many Thanks to Didier Berti from ancre sending me this copy
 
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