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  1. The French East India Company (1664-1794) Between 1720 and 1770, the Company gained a great prosperity and built more than 300 ships, a third of them being two-deck ships from 600 to 1500 ton. Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_East_India_Company La Paix, 1764 : http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/66472.html Le Boullongne 600-ton French fluyt, 1759 20 guns (6-pdrs) Source : http://gerard.delacroix.pagesperso-orange.fr/boullon/bou_2.htm Built in Lorient by G. Cambry on behalf of the French East India Company. Design (especially the interior) is a bit different from ships built by and for the French Royal Navy, such as Le Gros Ventre, to serve as a freight transport ship. Named after Jean de Boullongne, French magistrate and politician. Captured by the British in 1762. Length (gundeck) : 126' Breadth : 30' Depth in hold : 11'8" Monograph and plans : http://ancre.fr/en/monographies-en/63-monographie-du-boullongne-v-cie-des-indes-1759.html?search_query=boullongne&results=2 Shipmodels : http://gerard.delacroix.pagesperso-orange.fr/boullon/bou_index.htm http://www.amarsenal.be/05_MM_19_SDB01.htm http://enguerrand.gourong.free.fr/oceanindien/p19oceanindien.htm Source : http://threedecks.org/index.php?display_type=show_ship&id=16503
  2. French Flute "Le Chameau" (Camel), 1717 Launched : 1717 Fate : 1725 (sank after being swept onto the rocks by a storm) Displacement : 540-650 tons Keel : 135 ft (41,1 m) Beam : 31 ft (9,4 m) Draught : 15 ft (4,6 m) Armament : 44 guns (twenty 12-pounder cannons (lower gun deck), two more in the stern and twenty-two 6-pounders (upper deck)) "Due to the threat of war (...) large flutes like the Chameau were fitted to carry extra artillery so they could travel the seas without naval escort. In fact, (she) often served as an escort for other vessels." Designed by french naval architect Blaise Ollivier, after visiting English and Dutch shipyards : "Combining French construction principles with those he had observed in the yards along the Thames and the Zuiderzee, (he) modified the ship's lines and redistributed shipboard batteries, making for a faster vessel with increased cargo capacity." "One of the fastest and best equipped ships in the royal navy of France." Assignment : carriage of supplies, people and funds from France to Quebec and Louisbourg. She had aboard a number of French dignitaries, including the new Intendant of Canada, Me de Chazel. Wreckage located by treasure Hunter Alex Storm in 1965. Alex Storm's ship model and Le Chameau's sister ship, La Néréide (1724) (poor quality pictures) http://capebretonsmagazine.com/modules/publisher/item.php?itemid=3811 About Le Chameau http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_ship_Chameau http://capebretonsmagazine.com/modules/publisher/item.php?itemid=3809 http://www.blupete.com/Hist/Gloss/Chameau.htm http://cbmuseums.tripod.com/LMM.html (Model pictures and plans needed...) About camels... Seven ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Camel, after the camel. ( source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Camel ) + A "Ship camel" is an "external floatation tank that can be fitted to a ship to increase her buoyancy or reduce her draught". Invented in 1690 by Maeuwis Meindertsz Bakker (Amsterdam). ( source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_Camel )
  3. This is very needed since they are needed and alos they are so pretty a pretty war galleon would look proper nice on the battlefield and the fluyt as an merchant vessel, i do not have any suggestions but i have made this so i can see a few or more of both that you guys are suggesting. Any vessel that is in the time period of the game.
  4. Zeehaen Fluyt The fluyt ZEEHAEN and the expedition of Abel Tasman in 1642 Abel Tasman (1603 - 1659) was the first European to discover New Zealand. He was born in the village of Lutjegast, in today's province of Groningen in the Netherlands. In 1633 Tasman signed up with the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie or VOC) and left the Netherlands for Batavia. In August 1642 Tasman received instructions to find the mysterious and supposedly rich Southern Continent, which had been eluding and tempting explorers for centuries. Two ships were prepared for the voyage: the ZEEHAEN, a fluyt of about 200 tons, and the HEEMSKERCK, the flagship, a small warship of about 120 tons and carrying 60 men. The celebrated pilot, hydrographer and surveyor, Frans Jacobszoon Visscher accompanied Tasman. On 13th December 1642, the coast of New Zealand came into view, and Tasman noted in his journal "groot hooch verheven landt" (a large land, uplifted high). Tasman named this land "Staten Landt", which refers to the "Land of the (Dutch) States-General." The area of New Zealand which Tasman sighted was in the vicinity of the coast between modern Hokitika and Okarito, on the west coast of the South Island. There is more information on his journey on this website about New Zeeland in History. Little is known about the fluyt ZEEHAEN except for her tonnage of 200 tons. According to the books on shipbuilding by Nicolas Witsen a fluyt of 200 t had dimensions of 100 x 22 x 11 feet. The ship was built in 1639 at the Amsterdam VOC shipyard. The ZEEHAEN left Holland in 1640 for Cambodia. In 1642 she and the HEEMSKERCK were put under the command of Abel Tasman. Plans:
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