USS Plymouth 1844 Sloop of War

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Another one started. As of this post, one side of her hull is coppered. I have so many going right now because I have a huge 10 table display/demonstration venue at the Pima County Fair starting April 20, 2022. I want to be able to show ships at strategic points in their builds. I am planking the USS Dolphin a little to show how that is done/looks. And I hope to have bulkheads and keel cut and semi assembled of the USS Merrimack. Along with the Columbia and Raritan (almost ready for rat lines). I should be able to give the folks a pretty good idea of the process.

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I am very happy to see the start of a new project - one more for your collection :cool:
 
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Well, well, well, I had all I needed on the Plymouth and did not know it! That is until,in desperation, I began looking through everything I had on American warships. As my 22 month old granddaughter would say "TA DA!" Even the pin rails are there! I knew there had to be head access from the spar deck, and ladders from there to the gun deck somewhere on the main hatch. The construction plans I have of her show the gun deck main hatches to be the same width as the spar deck main hatch and there fore no place for the ladders to seat on the gun deck. Not only are the gun deck hatches thinner, the ships boats rest on them, and not on the beams across the spar deck hatch. Never would have thought of this, nor the life boat arrangement from the stern.

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I pulled a couple muscles in my upperback a few days ago, so, no ratline tying on the Raritan for a while. Instead I worked on the deck furniture, stern, and bow on the Plymouth.

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Are you going to put on those lifebuoys? I have a sketch of Constellation with them dated 1859, and in hunting them down, found they were pretty commonplace.

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