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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Hello! From the Album Colbert the arrangement as it should have looked around 1660/70. Funny & important detail, the fence around the slot.
  4. Thank you guys, I didn't have the building report on the radar. I'll take a look over there.
  5. Thank you for the photo, the gun looks as dangerous as it was.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.👍
  8. The Arbeitskreis Historischer Schiffbau published a two-part article about the French trois-ponts in the 17th century in his journal Das Logbuch in 1996. Author: Johann Gröbner. In part 2 the Rochfort RL original body plan is printed.
  9. Yes I can see 2 guns and with a lot of good will or a drink maybe 3 on the forecastle. And also guns on the poop. What I cannot say in conclusion is that it is RL or Monarque. But I tend more to RL. What is striking about the port drawing is the low freeboard of the ship, even though the ship is only slightly heeling. This drawing also shows a pronounced tumble home. Similar to that of the Royal Louis from 1692 on the original plans from the Rochefort archive, which were made in 1697 for a repair. This adaptation of the body plan seems to me to be more exemplary for the RL or Monarque from 1668/70, after adjustment, than the well-known strange body plan from the work of Admiral Paris. Unfortunately, I cannot show the plan here either for copyright reasons. But I can give you a source if you are interested.
  10. Hello Marc I don't have permission to publish the picture. But you can look at the picture here and also request a better scan. Albertina Museum Wien Edit: If this link no longer works, then this permanent link will definitely be the one Link
  11. I mean the drawing on my copy shows 2 small Chase guns and the corresponding round ports in the bulkhead on the forecastle.
  12. Hello Marc, unfortunately I don't have a better version. The text remains illegible. If the name of the ship was noted and legible, the secret would surely be solved. French ships from this period are definitely a headache. In 1673 weren't many french Ponant ships with 14 + 1 ports in the lower tier. The great drawings of the ship with the elegant flat appearance, identified as Superbe or Orgilleux, could all show the same ship. And this mysterious two-decker the sister ship or what else ? The latter seems to suit the bulky appearance of the Calais first or second -rate ship.
  13. Source: NMM Here we have another unknown candidate. Could be Superbe or Orguilleux from 1672/73.

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