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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Plans for My American Fleet

I haven't done much in the shipyard for the last few months, it was a busy summer. But now the air is changing and we can feel winter approaching. That means more time indoors. Over the several rainy days we had this past week I started thinking about an American fleet. I have four built American ships and four unbuilt.

1) Essex 32 gun (Langton)
2) Anaconda 18 gun brigantine (Navwar)
3) Baltimore Clipper 10 gun (GHQ)
4) Cutter 14 gun (Navwar)

1) Constitution 44 gun (Langton)
2) Constellation 38 gun (GHQ)
3) Congress 36 gun (Langton)
4) Adams 28 gun (Langton)

I know I should just concentrate on building the last four, but I'm just not feeling it. What I have been itching to do is another scratch built ship, one that no one manufactures so you can't purchase anywhere. I have put together two 1/1200 scaled sheets with plans for seven different ships (two are the same sister ships, but one of them is in the original six Humphreys frigates.) They are:

1) United States 44 gun
2) Chesapeake 38 gun
3) Philadelphia 36-38 gun
4) Boston 32 gun
5) Raleigh 32 gun (1776)
6) Rattlesnake Massachusetts Privateer 20 gun
7) a typical Halifax schooner

Raleigh was a 32 gun ship! Don't know where I got 24 from??

Raleigh was a 32 gun ship! Don't know where I got 24 from??

I am not sure when I will start on one of these but at least now, when I get the itch, I will have the plan ready to go. My apologies for not being more prolific with this blog. 


Unknown said...

I hope to see these boats finished soon!

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

It may be a while Julian.

ian said...


Great site and models where do the plans come from.


A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

Hello Ian
Most of these I found searching Pinterest. A lot I get from the Royal Museum Geenwich!csearch;authority=subject-90352