RichardG Posted March 23, 2015 Share #1 Posted March 23, 2015 On my 1815 American Revenue cutter (Artesania Latina Dallas), the plans show shot stored either side of a deck hatch just forward of the pivot gun. in cross-section In Chapelle's "The History of American Sailing Ships" there are no details of the hatch except for the outline. I don't like the setup on the kit plans. It strikes me that it is both a trip hazard and a place for sea water to collect and rot the wood (and rust the shot). I think a better option (if they needed shot stored on deck), would be a rack on the end of the hatch. An example you can see on the USS Constitution: Photo from: http://techno-fandom.org/~hobbit/pix/ussc/tour1.html Any thoughts? Thanks, Richard Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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