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  1. Hello Marc, thank you for your answer. In my view, the argument against Reine is that the well-known V.d.V drawings. shown by you above, should have originated in 1673. And she shows 15 gun ports + 1 chase port on the lower deck. At the moment I think it could be the Superbe. It was one of a two ship class upgraded in 1673 to ship of the line with 3 gun decks There is a Van de Velde drawing that shows the bow of one of the two ships. the Superbe in 1672, after Solebay where she participated, could show that before her modification . I consider the simple figurehead, a lion, shown on the V.d.V drawing as a reference. The number of gun ports 14 +1 chase port and the overall appearance Likewise. Indeed both ships in the class were upgraded in this way. The Superbe, however, was after Solebay 1672 the first and could have been available for this event in 1673. Source: National Maritime Museum Source: Wikipedia/NMM
  2. Marc, great that you continue to show us your incredible work on the rear facade. I admire your perseverance and skill.👍 I hope it doesn't bother if I ask, at a competent point, which French Flagship of the line could be in Calais in 1673? The French ship seems to have brought Mary of Modena to this port city. Maybe a Ship from the Levant Fleet or Ponant, and which?
  3. Prost Neujahr/ Happy New Year! The question is good, but there seems to be little material for frigates. Boudriot's book "Ship of the line" has some information about the hammocks. What is not clear is how far this can be done for frigates. The 1781 drawing of the frigate Galathèe , by a contemporary French artist is from interest.. The best I could find on the subject, if you assume that the hammocks in frigates, unlike in Ship of the Line, are only accommodated on the gangways. Later french frigate models, from around 1800 onwards, showed additional hammocks on the quarterdeck and forecastle. See Flore
  4. Hi Mark, nice peace of work.👍 I would like to mention that it is more than an attached molding, it is a decorated Hekbalk / Wing Transom. An important construction component that is also listed with the dimensions in the Zerter*, the building regulations. * Source: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zerter I would place the Latin motto above the stern gunports. I saw that in a picture of the Dutch Zeven Provincien. It also seems less vulnerable to the sea there.
  5. Hello Marc! There is a new book published by Ancre on the French first and second rates. The Saint-Philippe and the first-rates under Louis XIII to Louis XIV Just right for Christmas. Unfortunately at the moment only in French Well then... , Joyeux noel!
  6. Am I late ? I have no data directly for French 12 and 6 pounders, but for 18 and 8 pounders. That certainly gives an impression as well The data are from Vol. 4 of The Ship of the Line by Boudriot. In a test trial under ideal conditions on land. The French 8-pounder has a theoretical range of 2500 meters by a elevation of 16-degree But the penetration force through oak with 1,5 KG charge is 0.27 m at 1000 meters and 0.90 m at 100 m. For the French 18 pounders with 3,0 KG charge, the data is 0.40 m at 1000 m and 1.10 m at 100 m. More than I expected. For comparison: The maximum hull thickness of a french 74 gun ship Ship of the period is about 0,8 m.
  7. Hi! The NMM Plan of the Cutter Pitt mentioned also the Flying Jib Boom. NMM plan Pitt So there was at least one more cutter with this equipment. There is another document about the proportion of blocks and ropes of the Sherbourne from the NMM available: J8465
  8. Hi Marc and Heinrich! This is the information, from the 2010 Plancatalog of the Service Historique, about the Le Soleil Royal plan of the stern facade, 1669 (from Floating Baroque as shown above). 226. Vaisseau le Soleil Royal. Non signé ni daté [vers 1669]. Ornements de la poupe. Encre noire. Dim. 0,38 x 0,60. D1 67, f ° 1 cl. 7367 Nek0 used this plan for his Soleil Royal. But since no date is indicated on the plan, I think that the reference 1669 of the Service Historiqe means the ship 1669-92 not the appearance of an exact date.
  9. I would stay with the 6 pounder. Boudriot gives as standard armament for the Hermione 26 x 12 pounders 6 x 6 pounders The Concorde the first ship of the class (including Hermione) had according to a contemporary Danish plan of the ship 26 x 12 and 10 x 6 pounders. The plan mentioned the coopering of the Concorde 1779, so I guess the plan ist from 1779/80.
  10. Here are a few more information I wrote in a different context. Excuse me! For some reason, part of the post is not shown. he Standard 6-pounder also forms the secondary armament of the Hermione.
  11. Hello, that the Hermione had Obusiers on board is unknown to me, and actually only possible at the end of their service. The French obusier of 36 pounds, seen on the Ancre Plan, was developed in 1786 and used from 1787 on French ships. This Obusier was developed from the howitzer of the Gribeauval system. It is not a kind of carronade. A "real" French Carronade came in frigates from 1804 in use. Source: Boudriot / Ancre French Frigates Now the question arises what information was available to the draftsman of the Ancre Plan? On the occasion. The figurehead on the Ancre Plan is also questionable from my point of view. Even if the AL kit of the Hermione is in need of improvement for sure. So it is also very cheap and shows the essence of the ship. I think a model maker can make a lot of the model. With a second veneer planking is gained a lot.

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