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There are several things I must apologize for in advance:

 

1. The title is slightly misleading.  The scans I will be posting are taken from the book "History of the American Sailing Navy" by Howard Chapelle.  The scans are of vessels proposed and/or built for both the Continental Navy and the American Navy up to the year 1820.  There are further sketches, sail plans, draughts, etc beyond that cut-off, should any request them, however, for the sake of avoiding arguments, I have not included them.

 

2. I was heartily disappointed to discover that the larger plans are on facing pages within the book, thus forcing me to remove the cover of the book and do the best I can to provide the most accurate scans possible; being an amateur with book binding, no easy feat.  All of the plans on facing pages are tucked into the book spine itself and as such, the plans are slightly off in the middle and may require some guesswork.

 

3. Lastly, I realize some of the plans posted are more than likely already on the forums.  I skipped some plans because I knew for a fact they were already on the forums, but I may have missed a few during the scan & upload process.  Don't flame this poor lubber too hard.

 

The plans I will be uploading range from small vessels such as schooners, galleys, brigs and sloops, up to frigates ranging from 28 to 44 guns, and finally plans for the American ships of the line up to, but not including the USS Pennsylvania, as the date on the plans for that particular ship are after 1820.  Again, any particular requests for plans can be mailed to me via the forum messaging system.

Fishnuts

 

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I have tried to be selective in what ship plans I post here, as there are many smaller vessels that are meant for shallow water work only, perhaps viable for shallow water port battles or smugglers?

 

Brigs:

 

USS Argus (1803)

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USS Oneida (1808)

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1C365A9A-6BD5-400B-8CA3-2359FDBEBF53_zps

 

USS Syren (1803)

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Unnamed Brig Design (1815)

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Unnamed Brig Design (1815)

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USS Spark (1815)

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Cutters:

USS Lee (1776)

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Galleys:

 

USS Washington (1776)

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Unnamed Galley (1799)

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Gunboats:

 

Gunboat Design #3(1804)

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Gunboat Design #4 (1804)

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Unnamed Gunboat (1804)

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Gundalows:

 

USS Philadelphia (1776)

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Miscellaneous Vessels:

 

Unnamed Galley-Gunboat (1803)

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Unnamed Trabacolo (1805?)

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Unnamed Sloop-Galley (1804)

5928B838-E0F2-4AEB-90AE-74B61D02D2E3_zps

 

Unnamed Galley-Gunboat (1803)

1553553E-3AFC-4F59-9778-CBBF97C7309D_zps

 

Unnamed Galley-Gunboat (1806)

597A177C-E6EF-4D29-85A9-5E61C057AA8C_zps

 

Unnamed Galley-Gunboat (1806)

0DF075CD-A8D4-47DF-8903-7BBE491CA312_zps

 

Unnamed Blockship (Year Unknown)

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Blockship Proposal (1806)

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USS Tchifonta (1815)

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Schooners:

 

Schooner Design (pre-War 1812)

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Sloops of War:

 

USS Wasp (1806)

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C005F15B-4878-42E9-8DA1-BE2A6EDE3417_zps

 

F0D9ACCB-2B21-4239-9F2C-6453105F7DE9_zps

 

USS Saratoga (1814)

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USS Raleigh (1776)

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E23C41DB-FA3A-45A1-A2D7-65A1C7120713_zps

 

USS Hancock (1776)

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USS Virginia (1776)

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USS Confederacy (1778)

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E363E498-9982-419C-91FA-C3464A2D4AE8_zps

 

USS Constellation (1797) & USS Congress (1799)

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USS Boston (1799)

6A080B5C-1331-4984-BBBD-B053BE82E043_zps

 

USS Philadelphia (1799)

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A747226D-443B-4F50-83BA-30A398BA794E_zps

 

 

USS Essex (1799)

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647F0F5A-DD1A-4304-9163-788931D09D38_zps

 

USS Chesapeake (1799)

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USS New York (1800)

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USS America (1782)

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19AE535C-7ECD-452B-9557-004B0CCDBAE0_zps

 

USS Franklin (1815)

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USS Columbus (1819)

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USS Ohio (1820)

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USS North Carolina (1820) & USS Delaware (1820)

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You sure did leave out a lot of ships. I was planning to do the same thing but my scanner is broke. Do you plan on putting in the rest?

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I don't know whether to take that as sarcasm Tommy or if you're wanting all the sketches in the book.  Whatever doesn't apply can be moved to the History section of course. :)

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I've added as much as I can within the amount of time I can provide.  Unfortunately, my net is going to get cut later tonight and it may be a few months before I can rejoin the testing community.  JohnyReb has a copy of the book and whatever I have not added, he can add when he gets his scanner fixed, hopefully one of the moderators can add his contributions to the list.

 

Cheers!

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USS America - in love.

 

Can't recall if you saw, but here's the Admiralty model of her:

 

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(Unimaginative stern, but I guess it wasn't a big factor for them)

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That's the very one. Hardly any service between nations. Her Atlantic crossing was probably her longest voyage, but out of all the American 74's, she catches my eye the most.

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I can make a separate thread for her perhaps, or wait til there's another player vote toward the end of the year for new ships.

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Unfortunately so. I would hazard a guess, or rather a few, as to why:

1. The financial burden of the war, coupled with the primary focus being on land

2. A lack of casting facilities for the guns

3. Whatever pieces were ready available were probably all artillery pieces, and refitted for use on a ship, hence the relatively small size, which, on a battlefield, would fit in with the Continental Army. If I recall correctly, the Army severely lacked anything larger than 18's during the course of the war.

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Makes sense. Any info what the french armed her with?

Probably 24s and 18s, but maybe that was impossible due to the structural problems caused by rot.

Wouldn´t mind seeing this ship ingame, though :)

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I would assume so. I'm at work, and a brief search through my phone reveals little more than what the wiki states, only echoed across 2-3 other sites. She did serve at least three years in French service, so she must have been rearmed, as I doubt the French would let a 74 go willy nilly with inadequate firepower.

I did find this though, gave some more detail on her:

http://3decks.pbworks.com/w/page/916130/USS%20America%20(1782)

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Can't recall if you saw, but here's the Admiralty model of her:

 

america-admirality-style-america001-copy

 

(Unimaginative stern, but I guess it wasn't a big factor for them)

america-admirality-style-america008-copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know most prefer something more ornate and "European," but I prefer the simple elegance of American-built ships. The motto of USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) comes to mind... "Built to fight."

 

I can only imagine how frustrating it was for John Paul Jones to watch his new ship get built than immediately given away to France...

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