w.i.p. Chapman&Marquardt Treasury Box: THE KATT SHIP

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Hello,

I would like to invite for the idea of a simpler rigged but also square rigged model ship asva group build free of the choosen materials - everything between 3D printing, ship in bottle, wood or cardboard.

What do our admins do think about it?

For this purpose I figured out a prototype often used as collier (coal transport sea vessel) and drawn in the 1660th by Van de Velde
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side by side -so it is an classic but forgotten type of ship('s rigg). And I do hope we will raise a little treasury of knowledge towards the daylight. As we do work on "our own katt ship" there is the possibility to name ist after your love or as you want to. So you do get a plenty of freedom and a solid base to stand in and start from.

In the ARCHITECTURA NAVALIS there we do find one plate XVII and in the enlisting of riggs at the very end the KATT SHIP or Katten. F. H. af Chapman Shows several classed Katts in his ANM and I did shose the three masted example of 1768 with 711 ts.

L.b.stem&stern 134 feed.

B. on mould 34 feed.

So the ship is not the biggest at all
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A good link for downloading the plans in resionable size is:
So there are some not very price intensive possibilities to lay your hand in a set of plans for a not too complex to build model.

Also K.H. Marquardt did work on the KATT here in a drawing based on Chapman with his additional informations:
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The source I so use are his articels and
https://karl-heinz-marquardt.com/the-library-of-karl-heinz-marquardt/katten-oder-katt-schiffe

So I will add some more information in here and have a look for Friends to geather in here for this groupbuild.

Here some common scale information for Length between stem and stern:

1:700 = 58,34mm
1:400 = 102,11mm
1:350 = 116,69mm
1:250 = 163,37mm
1:200 = 204,22mm
1/196 = 208,38mm
1:150 = 272,28mm
1/128 = 319,08mm
1:100 = 408,4mm
1/96 = 425,45mm
1:75 = 544,57mm
1/72 = 567,26mm
1/64 = 638,17mm
1:50 = 816,86mm
1/48 = 850,90mm
1:35 = 1166,94mm
1/36 = 1134,56mm
1/32 = 1276,35mm
1:25 = 1633,73mm
1/24 = 1701,80mm
For the friends of the Dutch formular:
1/99 = 412,56mm
1/77 = 530,43mm
1/66 = 616,83mm
1/44 = 928,25mm
1/33 = 1237,67mm
1/22 = 1856,51mm

Here some views in the KATT in detail for you:
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Here a number of details that are already given by af Chapman so we can have the design basics for a lot of deck`s furniture - and measurements of windlass and railing.

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Also here a great basis from the plans to place the ladder and the handrail; and I do think beside the mast are pumps.

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Here I did identify the iron boom for the rigging and the smaller lided hatches with side hinges -I do aussume for oars - and infront of the mast a bank.

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This picture may kill my idea of oaring hatches as the last hatch is very much too aft for this purpose, isn`t it?

But if you want to do a bit more to individualize your ship you may add a side window/quarter gallery with some feaming and craving Work. Showing some detail to the viewer and giving your model some interest.

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Here the lines plan with the very Dutch and stump stem.

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Also you do finde some detailling possibility for a very distinguished decorated transom I would colour in a light touch verdigris green and a venetian red plus a bit of proud golden curlicue in the top.

So this KATT does look resionable with a bit of decorational extra but absolutely not too luxuious.

So let's have some fun!
 
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Beside developing the main article I do look in my big sized ANM by Chapman for the copyshop visit - and taking out Details and arrange first questions, doodlings and soloutions.
Can anybody of you tell me something about the belaying of KATT ships rigg? This as the straight masts will be simpler to rigg as in a platform toped mast I do think.
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Here the bowsprit in detail with it's simple but interesting design and without any need of a figure head :) so ideal for beginners, too.
 
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Here the some other examples of KATT ships from the ANM -

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this smaller threemasted examples are different but still of reasonable size. In my point of view XVIII/N°24 has got the most beautyfull transom carving at all.

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The upper one is Snow masted and the lower one Yacht rigged with a tiller - so somewhat simpler but with an nice boom hold for the gaff.

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These upper line's Katt is two masted and with a simple tiller so the complex work on a wheel isn't necessary. The Medium row are also Katts but with a Yacht's rigg. All three do have got a five Windows transom of beautyfull but different shape.
 
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Good morning here a Special view onto the transom's catalgoue:

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XVII

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XVIII N°24 with nice arcs and a also four windows...

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XVIII N°25 as a three window arrangement as you can see, all the hull's are typically tumblesome shaped even this very big example:

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Here the run of the planks aft is given to us by Chapman shown on a massive 158ft Katt's drawing with a full fregat's rigging.

But I didn't find any indication for quarter gallerys on Katts only on Barques they we're to be found - so my idea to do so ist to be canceled.

That's it for this early morning colleauges!
 
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Yes there are examples of only 40 ft and rising up to 157ft and all of it between. They were rigged as Fregats, Brigg, Snow or Yacht...

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Today I have got an appointment in the Copyshop with my king size ANM with fold out plans - sadly on Not too xerox-friendly light brown paper :-(
 
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Chapman is my favorite topic, I look with interest.
And the connection with Marquardt is especially interesting.
At one time, using such a set of drawings, I built a model of a Swedish privateer. Chapman's hull and Marquardt`s rigging.

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