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  1. Unknown artist Brig or snow Minerva, 1810 Watercolor, 12 x 16 inches Gift of John W. Teele (70.13) Maine Maritime Museum https://www.incollect.com/sites/uploads/00220.jpg
  2. Fragment of an Austrian merchant ship at the end of the 18th century "Launch of Victoria in Le Havre in 1782, France, 18th Century" The boats were nested. http://westernworld.ru/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/479656817.jpg
  3. But returning to the question raised. This drawing from 1759 perfectly shows two boats. One is on the deck (only fragments are visible) and the second boat from above is located on the topmasts. It is very well shown how exactly the boat is attached. Deutsch_ Frederik den Femtes Atlas Segelplan, Seitenansicht Fregatte Sjöridderen https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Soeridderen.jpg
  4. Good afternoon. I don't remember the exact name of this file, but I found it in a Swedish museum. https://digitaltmuseum.se/owners/S-SMM-SM Eugen "Master Korabel"
  5. Good afternoon, colleagues! I think that the boat was put inside another boat when everything was cleaned inside. Here is an example.. but a different age https://www.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/rmgc-object-86757 It remains to find proof that this was done in the 18th century.
  6. Hello, Allan! This source is "Seamanship in the Age of Sail An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-Of-War, 1600-1860" by John Harland As far as I know, it was a common practice when one boat was placed in another. I have seen drawings in the archive and met a description in the literature. I think the models in NMM showed only one boat on top of two topmast for simplification. There was always a lot of reserve spars on the ship (topmasts, topgallant masts, yards, topsail yards). And smaller boats (cutter and yawls) would also be put on them as Marquardt showed according to Captain Cook's description. The source is "Anatomy of the Ship: Captain Cook's ENDEAVOUR" by Karl Heinz Marquardt. But they didn't show so much on the models. I think so. I continue to look for a reliable source from the 18th century, where we can read about this in detail. Eugen, "Master Korabel"
  7. Good afternoon, dear colleagues. There are many models in NMM, which show that the boat stands on the topmaps and is secured with ropes. Several books have brief information on this, which is based on the same models from the museum, I think so. Interested in more detailed information on how the boat was attached to the topmaps in the 18th century? Is there a book of the 18th century (original source) about this method? Thanks!
  8. Our plans for the coming years: 1. English /Russian 24-gun cutter (brig) "Mercury", (bought by Russia 1788). Commander Robert Crown - Scotsman in Russian service. 2. Swedish/Russian 44-gun frigate "Venus", 1783 (captured by the Russians in 1789). Design by F. Chapman. 3. Russian 52-gun frigate "Pallas", 1832. 4. 90-gun ship "St. Paul", 1794. Flagship of the Black Sea Fleet by Admiral F. Ushakov All reconstruction according to archival drawings located in the Russian archives. And we are actively working on this in recent years.
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