LUGGER LE COUREUR BY DENYS 1776 A MONOGRAPH with 7 plates at 1:48 scale
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The historical part of this monograph is devoted to a study of the lugsail in the 17th and 18th centuries as well as to ships, coasting ships and luggers which adopted the same rigging.
These luggers which were part of the French Royal Navy were built between 1773 and 1782 by the engineer and builder Denys, a native of Dunkerque.
From among these ships, we have chosen the COUREUR which, together with the BELLE-POULE ( a 12-pdr frigate) was engaged in the first naval combat of the American Revolutionary War on 17 June 1778.
Numerous archival documents were at our disposal, including original plans of Le Coureur and drawings of the ship done after its capture. All these elements allowed us to produce a monograph that meets the strictest standards.
Like the preceding volumes, this study offers :
- the historical development of the lugsail.
- a study of the coasting ships and luggers in the Ancien Régime and at the beginning of the 19th century.
- the detailed account of the combat between the COUREUR and the cutter the ALERT, based on original period documents, extensively reproduced for the enjoyment of history lovers.
The second part of the monograph includes a technical commentary on each of the seven plates, and a complete note explaining the rigging and its vocabulary.
64 page booklet, 24 x 31 cm format, including :
- The lugsail
- The coasting ship
- The lugger
- The lugger in the Royal Navy
- The career of the Coureur: sources, the role of the crew, the battle of 17 June 1778
- Commentary on the seven plates
- A note on the rigging
- Vocabulary of the rigging
- Notes on the colors of the Coureur
A set of seven plates at 1:48 scale including :
1 The definition of the hull
2 Planking of the hull
3 Hull fitting (1)
4 Hull fitting (2)
5 Details, various elements of fitting
6 Masts and their rigging
7 Full view under sail
Author : Jean BOUDRIOT & Hubert BERTI
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