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Model of the Severn at Berkeley castle in Gloucestershire


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I have searched in the forum for this, but having not found anything I post the link to a very interesting article:




About a couple of years ago a model of the Severn, a 44 gun ship of 1786 was found in a cupboard in the castle. What makes this model interesting (beside being a contemporary dockyard model) is that it depicts the framing of the ship quite accurately (much like the model of the Intrepid in the NMM does).




An examination of the full size photo (available at the linked page) reveals very interesting details, like spacers slightly recessed in the frames at one side.



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according to Goodwin a 44 gun ship required about 2000 loads if timber (depending on the tonnage; he estimates 1,995 for the Janus, slightly smaller in breadth than the Adventure class); at 50 cubic feet a load, makes about 10,000 cubic feet, corresponding to about 50 acres of woodland.



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