Jump to content

Paranza di Trani

Paranza di Trani
Javier Baron
Album created by
Javier Baron
  • 15
  • 0
  • 7

The paranza, a typical vessel from the lower Adriatic was used mainly for fishing, although it was also used for coastal fishing and surveillance.

The paranza of Trani was of robust construction and frequently made fishing campaigns of several months´ duration in Albania, Greece and even farther waters off the Mediterranean oriental coasts as well as North Africa. The load displacement varied between five to thirty tons and the length went from ten to thirty two meters. It was a wider vessel that as a singular characteristic showed a very rounded bow.

 A detailed description of the paranza of Trani was given by captain Hennique, Commandant of a French fragata that found one of these vessels, “Maria de Costantinopoli” in the coasts of Tunisia in 1888, and made it the object of a meticulous and detailed study.

 The paranza had a rounded hull and presented a 3:1ratio between length and beam. The dimensions checked by Hennique were as follows: 12 meters of length, 4.2 beam and 1.3 depth. The boat draught 0.7 m and displaced 13 tons. Its crew was of 10 men and a deckhand.

 The rudder of the vessel particularly called Hennique´s attention because of its dimensions since with a longitude of 4.55 meters draught a lot more than the boat and had a surface close to a third of the plane of the central dagger boards. When the vessels entered port or found scarce bottoms, the rudder elevated itself using for this one of the two backstays that sustained the mast on each bulk ward rail. The boat was rigged with a lateen sail, and with tail winds a jib was rigged upon an outrigger tied to the mast´s base and to one of the bow´s bollards.

 

 

 

 

0 Comments

There are no comments to display.

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “Advance Ship Modeling Through Research”. We provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model ships.

The Nautical Research Guild has published our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, since 1955. The pages of the Journal are full of articles by accomplished ship modelers who show you how they create those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you the correct details to build. The Journal is available in both print and digital editions. Go to the NRG web site (www.thenrg.org) to download a complimentary digital copy of the Journal. The NRG also publishes plan sets, books and compilations of back issues of the Journal and the former Ships in Scale and Model Ship Builder magazines.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research
×
×
  • Create New...