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'Disco' Danish East-Indiaman,1778 (With Plans)


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Dimensions (imperial)

 

length                                                               144' 3'

breadth                                                              38' 1'

draught aft                                                         17' 9''

 

height of middle gunport above the waterline:    8' 5''

 

Length-to-breadth-ratio:                                     3.78

 

Armament

 

26 danish 18-pounders

16 danish   8-pounders

 

Crew

 

389

 

Launched 1778, transferred to Asiatic Company in 1781, broken up 1795 (five voyages to India)

 

Ships in class: Pommern (1784)

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It's worth mentioning that it was intended as a "lastdragerfregat", which is a heavy frigate capable of carrying cargo - to be used for transporting supplies and also in this case carrying presents to the Barbary States in the Mediterranean.

 

It was intended to carry 18- and 8-pounders in the service, but when it was loaned (and later sold) to the East India (China) trade, it was changed to 8- and 4-pounders (26 8-pounders on the upper deck, 12 4-pounders on the quarter deck, and 4 4-pounders on the forecastle - two of which were to be bow chasers).

 

 

Picture of the beautiful 1:48 model built 1948-50 by E. Werge, Orlogsværftet, and in the exhibition at the Maritime Museum of Elsinore:

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And my own pictures of the model:

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Extra plans for the ship (and copies etc.) and a "plan" for the lanterns ^^:

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File from the Danish National Archive:

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an interesting ship, would definetly be an interesting addition, especially if it lives up to its duty of being a frigate that can carry cargo, maybe a cross in between a LGV and a Indiaman,. But the name though, whats it supposed to be named after?

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