HMS Amphitrite: 5th rate 40 gun.
151'3" length, 41'6" width, 1183 tons, crew 320
1800: Upper gun deck - 28 x 24 pounders. 1804: Changed to 28 x 18 pounders
Quarterdeck - 10 x 24 pounder carronades and 2 x 9 pounders
Forecastle - 4 x 24 pounder carronades
Castor: 5th rate 44 gun.
147'3" length, 40'4" width, 1065 tons, crew 270-284
Upper gun deck - 28 x 18 pounders
Quarterdeck - 12 x 9 pounders
Forecastle - 4 x 9 pounders
The following four photos show preparing the two models. As with all Davco ships, masts and spars have to be built. One of the packages came with an extra set of foresails instead of the mizzen sails, so I had to build a mizzen set out of brass sheet. I also had to make a spritsail and yard for Amphitrite. I also figured out a new way to make the ratlines much easier using a bristle from an old wire brush for the cut side of the mesh, instead of a piece of black thread. It's much less messy and easier to attach.
HMS Amphitrite finished:
Spritsail sheet line actually passing through a wave:
Dutch Frigate Castor masts set:
Comparison to Davco 64 gun Prinz Frederick:
Comparison to Langton 68 gun Dutch 3rd rate and U.S. penny.
I hope someone enjoys this and comments. Suggestions and ideas are always welcome. I haven't decided what my next project will be when I get home again in a couple of weeks. I have two more Dutch frigates, real 32's this time but they are Navwar models, so will require substantial work. On the other hand I would like to get started on a Spanish fleet. I currently have 9 ships to build: two Langton ships, 112 gun Santa Anna and the 74 gun El Montanes; four GHQ ships, 3 El Montanes and one Xebec 22 gun; two Davco ships, 112 gun Salvador Del Mundo and the 36 gun frigate Hamadryad; one Navwar ship, the 112 gun Santana.