The AMARANTE - Corvette: 1744

The present document details the architecture, the fitting-out, the equipment and the rigging of a 12-gun corvette of the years 1745.

A monograph including all plans of the timber works.32 plates in 1/36-scale.

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Author : Gérard DELACROIX

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Freed from their origins dating back from the end of the XVIIth century, the first corvettes appeared as a distinct family in the years 1730. From that date, and as opposed to certain ship types that disappeared more or less rapidly, they went through a process of evolution and they lasted until today.

The architectural study presented here is based on the early constructions of this family. Our choice centered on the years 1740/1750, a period about which we have first-hand information provided by renowned builders of that time.

This monograph is based on the drafts of a corvette laid down by the shipwrights Ollivier father and son in the years following the appearance of a clearly identified type.

The draft that was chosen has the advantage that it was used for the construction of three corvettes, the decoration of which is available. A specific decoration can be selected from the same set of plans presented in the monograph. This method allows for the construction of a variety of models.

The present document details the architecture, the fitting-out, the equipment and the rigging of a 12-gun corvette of the years 1745. The plans are at the 1/36 scale to provide for ease of construction, with one plate at the 1/48 scale for the possible construction at that scale. The full timber structure has been drawn to provide for the construction of a model with the rigorous detailing expected from an Admiralty model.

Booklet and plans contained in a cardboard box covered in blue cloth with a full-color dust jacket showing the Amarante under sail, by J. Bellis.

Summary, 112 pages:

Corvettes of the years 1740/1750

Illustration of the evolution of corvettes

Plans of La Palme, with commentaries

The three corvettes of Joseph-Louis Ollivier

Commentaries on the decorations of the three corvettes.

Commentaries on the 32 plates of the monograph

Ironwork – painting

Timber scantlings

Description of the rigging

Photos of a 1/48-scale model by G. Chatainier.

Scale

36/24

Longueur

Largeur

Hauteur

Coque

  86/129

 22/33

 22/33

Modèle gréé

 108/160

 44/66

 86/129

List of the 1/36-scale plates:

1 – Schematic elevation of the hull

2 – Vertical sections

3 – Horizontal sections

4 – Fore-and-aft structure

5, 6 & 7 – Frame drawings

8 – Timber structure of the head and construction of the cutwater

9 – Timber structure and construction of the stern

10 – Elevation of the timber structure

11 – Lengthwise section of the timber structure

12 – Timber structure in the hold

13 – Timber structure of 'tweendecks

14 – Timber structure of the deck

15 – Timber structure of the castles

16 – Cross-sections

17 – Fittings in the hold

18 – Fittings in the 'tweendecks

19 – Fittings on deck and on the castles

20 – Fittings, overall lengthwise section

21 – Pieces of equipment

22 – Pieces of equipment

23 – Overall elevation

24 – Views from forward and aft

25 – Masts

26 – Mast fittings

27 – Sails

28 – Blocks

29 – Standing rigging and fore-and-aft sails

30 – Overall elevation under sail

31 – Belaying points

32 – schematic elevation and sections at the 1/48 scale






Author : Gérard DELACROIX


Size of the model
Length With Height
Hull 86 22 22
Model rigged 108 44 86



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The AMARANTE - Corvette: 1744

The AMARANTE - Corvette: 1744

The present document details the architecture, the fitting-out, the equipment and the rigging of a 12-gun corvette of the years 1745.

A monograph including all plans of the timber works.32 plates in 1/36-scale.

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