MONOGRAPH 138 page with thirty-four plates at 1:48 scale including all timbers plans and interior accomodations of the ship.
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Bomb ketchs were invented by the French in the 1660s in order to bombard port towns on the Barbary coast more efficiently.
Despite our thorough research, we were unable to find enough documents to present you with a ship's model from this period with our usual riguour. But we did gather some exceptional historical and technical documents on the 1752 SALAMANDRE.
The monograph on LA SALAMANDRE gives a detailed description of the timbers and interior accomodations of the ship. In fact, our patient search resulted in the discovery of the personal archives of the Salamandre's Captain, Lieutenant Perrot du Bourget.
We were therefore able to match official documents with the observations and very pertinent remarks of this vessel's own captain.
Such documentation is unique. With it we were able to improve upon our usual presentation by including multiplying drawings so that ship's model builders could construct the ship's framework with the utmost precision. The basic structure is of particular interest because of the installation of two very large sea-mortars.
The numerous models of the SALAMANDRE that our readers have shown us attest to the fact that by reading this monograph they were able to build excellent models and occasionally a masterpiece.
A 138 page brochure, 24x31 cm format, including :
- The history of bomb ketch in the French style, and the history of other sea-mortars holders.
- The description of the French bomber galiot and its use.
- La Salamandre 1752-1791 - a detailed report of the 1765 campaign.
- The Bombardments of the Moroccan ports of SALE and LARRACHE.
- Detailed commentaries giving extensive explanations of the thirty four plates at 1:48 scale.
- Commentaries on thirty-one photos of the model of a bomb ketch of the period, 1:18 scale.
- Complete nomenclature of fittings and rigging.
A 38-plate set including :
- 1 color plate giving the color scheme of the period
- 3 plates with detailed commentaries on the blocks
- 34 plates at 1:48 scale representing :
- Details of the timbers, with all the frames and details of the head and stern structures at 1:48 scale.
- Details of the fittings
- Details of the rigging.
Author : Jean BOUDRIOT & Hubert BERTI
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