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18th century Deck planking shifts


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Certainly there are plans of deck planking in such volumes as the plates in Steel's Naval Architecture. One can see that the outboard strakes are laid either top and butt or anchor stock where the gun carriages run across. Inboard are strakes that are laid either with three or four planks between butts on the same beam. Strakes are also tapered and curve, rather than the modern parallel and joggled style. A few strakes are laid short with a hook instead. 

 

If you are interested, a less expensive volume is the facsimile Rees' Naval Architecture, published in the 1970's. The plates are copied directly from Steel, but at 1:96 scale instead of 1:48. Copies of this useful reference can be found on such sites as abeboooks.com

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Certainly there are plans of deck planking in such volumes as the plates in Steel's Naval Architecture. One can see that the outboard strakes are laid either top and butt or anchor stock where the gun carriages run across. Inboard are strakes that are laid either with three or four planks between butts on the same beam. Strakes are also tapered and curve, rather than the modern parallel and joggled style. A few strakes are laid short with a hook instead.

 

If you are interested, a less expensive volume is the facsimile Rees' Naval Architecture, published in the 1970's. The plates are copied directly from Steel, but at 1:96 scale instead of 1:48. Copies of this useful reference can be found on such sites as abeboooks.com

Great to have as a resource, druxey! Thanks for sharing that info! I basically was trying to find out what the most popular repeat of the shift was during that period. A 3-4-5 shift etc.... I have viewed Ulises Victoria's decking shift patterns but was wondering which one would be more common for the period. Edited by Undersea4me
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