robcg Posted August 31, 2014 Share #1 Posted August 31, 2014 Hello Everyone, I'm hoping to get some advice regarding the gunport framing for an early 18th century English ship. Most deck plans that I've seen show the gunports perfectly perpendicular to the main axis of the ship, even afore and abaft, where the hull curves inwards towards the centerline. Sheer plans, however, often show the foremost ports shortened in the fore and aft direction, as if they were set normal to the curvature of the hull, not perpendicular to the center axis. Furthermore, having the ports angled in this manner would seem to work best with the cant frames in the fore and aft sections of the ship. Does anyone have any info or reference to show whether the gunports were all set perpendicular to the center axis, or if they followed the curve of the hull in the fore and aft cant-framed sections? Thanks, Rob Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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