Greetings everyone! I wanted to start a post to discuss certain historical ships where information is sketchy and as far as I can tell no plans or diagrams exist. This is an opportunity to pool together resources if you happen to know of plans or details and resource info for some of the ships mentioned please join in and offer what you've got. Specifically the ships in question I've listed below. Feel free to add more content or correct any inaccuracies to the info as this list is by no means complete just all I could think of off the top of my head. Also not putting down ships which were never completed.
-Alliance 1778 35 gun sister to the Confederacy
-Warren 1776 32 gun Randolph class
-Providence 1776 28 gun
-Trumbull 1776 28 gun both were captured by RN so wonder if plans were taken?
-Delaware and Boston 24 gun ships taken by RN (there is a plan is Chapelle's book figure 4 dates 1748. I am wondering if this is the correct plan for this Boston)
-Lexington 1775 brig (I have seen models and plans of this ship but are they based on actual plans taken by the RN after capture?)
-Congress 1799 38 guns while Humphrey's plan for the Constellation/Congress survives and a sail plan from national archives but do plans/details exist for the specific ship as built?
-Enterprise 1799 brig this topic has been discussed before
-Experiment 1799 brig sister to the Enterprise
-John Adams 1799 frigate broken up in 1830 then according to Howard Chapelle rebuilt as a Boston/Vincennes class sloop of war. To my knowledge no plans exist of either incarnation of this ship
-Adams 1799 28 gun frigate
-General Greene 1799 28 gun frigate
-Columbia 1836 Potomac class frigate
That's most of them though no doubt there are more, such as shame much of the info of these ships has been lost to history especially since quite a few of them had rather impressive careers like the Alliance or John Adams. I am also noticing that even with ships where plans exist I see no stern or billet details for ships like New York, Boston or Philadelphia in Chapelle's books. I'm wondering if he just didn't include them or are there no records of those details via the official plans in the national archives. Since models have been built of Philadelphia etc. I assume they were. Thanks and happy hunting
Edited by CharlieZardoz, 03 June 2015 - 05:48 AM.