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  1. Good find Wayne. Found them here by title. https://www.history.navy.mil/research/publications/publications-by-subject/peculiar-skill.html https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/research/publications/publications-by-subject/sea-stories.html
  2. The book isn't really new. The first edition is from 1985, but difficult to get. I am happy about the new edition, especially about the plan edition because I already have the first edition book. This part goes into the history of individual ships in detail. Such as the sister ship of the Hermione, the La Concorde. I think it's very interesting.
  3. I like your inspiring building reports. I'm curious how you do the oil canning on a dazzle paint ship.
  4. I understand, but it seems that this detail is only shown on the Louis XV model. The model has apparently been restored according to the paint. What I want to say. We do not know whether the model still corresponds to the original appearance. Also, unlike the British, these toilet / roundhouses do not seem to have caught on with the French. Lemineurs Le Saint-Philippe -1693 could serve as a reference here too, I think. Personally, I also find these bunker-like toilets terrible, they also don't seem to fit the style to me.
  5. Hello Marc! The round bunker-like toilet houses on the small deck: I have not yet been able to find on any drawing of French ships of the time. I suspect Heller and the museum model are incorrect here. What do you think about it?
  6. I am also German, but this old language is difficult to read if you haven't studied it in detail. So I looked for a translation of the original. And the travel description was translated into standard German. https://books.google.de/books/about/Von_Konstanz_nach_Jerusalem.html?id=dDOVrgEACAAJ&redir_esc=y Unfortunately I don't have the book, but maybe someone can help.
  7. I think the kit is inspired by the model construction from Casa Reyna. This plan is given as a 1: 150 scale and shows a Spanish ship named Carmen. The real scale of this plan is more like 1/90.
  8. Hello! From the Album Colbert the arrangement as it should have looked around 1660/70. Funny & important detail, the fence around the slot.
  9. Thank you guys, I didn't have the building report on the radar. I'll take a look over there.
  10. Thank you for the photo, the gun looks as dangerous as it was.
  11. Frolick you are right, of course Sirius ex Berwick, my mistake. That naturally explains the early carronades. I would have found it almost more exciting if it had been the Mauritius Sirius.
  12. Yes, this very early trunnion carronade is most remarkable on a wreck from 1810. I would not have thought that this type of Carronade was still actively used on a frigate around 1810. Is it possible to add a photo from behind? Thank you for sharing.👍
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