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28-foot Steam cutter on the James White System (1876), was mounted on the armored cruiser General-Admiral


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28-foot steam cutter on the James White system was completely wooden constructed and equipped with a single cylinder
steam engine with a power of 2 and 1/4 nominal forces. The cutter was built approximately in 1876 and mounted on the
armored cruiser General-Admiral of Imperial fleet of the Armed forces of the Russian Empire and was used for transportation
of senior officers.
 
Original Specifications:
- length.................28 feet 3 inches (8,61 m)
- weight................72 pounds (1180 kg)
- width..................7 feet 3 inches (2,21 m)
- draught...............4.5 tons
- draft....................2 feet (0,61 m)
- capacity...............2 and 1/4 nominal forces
 
General-Admiral was the world's first ocean-going armored cruiser. Built under the project of A. Popov and ship engineers I. Dmitriev and N. Kuteynikov at Semyannikov and Poletiki shipyard. The builder was the English naval foreman Bane, but in 1873 after his death, russian expert P. Titov became in charge. Building Supervision was carried out by ship engineer captain N. Subbotin. It was placed into service in 1875.
 
Sorry, there are no photos of the content, because the model was started a couple of months ago and some of the parts are already separated.

 

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I assume that the “James White System” refers to the diagonal planking.  It will be interesting to see how how this works out at scale.  On the real thing, diagonal planking was used to allow wooden boats normally kept out of the water to be launched as necessary without first having to have the planking swelled up.  To help this, white lead or a waterproofed fabric membrane could be applied between the two layers.

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15 minutes ago, Roger Pellett said:

I assume that the “James White System” refers to the diagonal planking.  It will be interesting to see how how this works out at scale.  On the real thing, diagonal planking was used to allow wooden boats normally kept out of the water to be launched as necessary without first having to have the planking swelled up.  To help this, white lead or a waterproofed fabric membrane could be applied between the two layers.

Yes, this steam cutter has 2 layers of planks: diagonal and longitudinal. Both layers will be present in the model.

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On 12/7/2020 at 5:35 PM, shipman said:

Welcome from Yorkshire, Vladislav.

Your cutter looks like an interesting and unusual subject.

I'm fond of the small boats, from any era,

I really like steam and rowing cutter and longboats, and it is a pity that there are not enough wooden kit models in this direction.

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55 minutes ago, BobG said:

The planking is very beautiful and very unusual. Was this method of planking actually used on the original boats?

Yes! Laying the planks on the model completely repeats the real prototype - two layers, the first diagonal, the second longitudinal.

Below is a drawing from a similar steam cutter.

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