"Prometheus" - a theoretical/fictious galeon.
During my researches about galeons from the end of the 16th century up to about 1650-1660 - basically including all european nations - I had stumbled across a very interesting problem:
Only the biggest ships of each time and nation are well documented, but little is known about the smaller units.
Right now I am thinking about building a galeon of about 500-600 metric tons - a frigate basically - at a scale of 1/20.
By now I have three different sets of plans of ships with two gundecks - 2nd rate therefore, but nothing in the range which is interesting for me.
A german one, one from the Netherlands and one english plan - but these ships are between 1000 and 1200 metric tons, which means they have twice as much displacement of what I want!
So right now it looks to me as if I would have to design the ship that I want by myself/on my own.
Today I have ordered several books via Amazon to get more datas:
"Architectura Navalis Mercatoria" - by Fredrik Henrik of Chapman
"The Masting and Rigging of English Ships of War 1625-1860" - by James Lees
"The Rigging of Ships in the Days of the Spritsail Topmast 1600-1720" - by R.C. Anderson.
If Iīm unable to find historic datas and plans of a ship in the desired range/age, I could be forced to build something fictious - this ship then would be christened by me as "Prometheus".
The reasons should be obvious:
I had to start this new thread, because I didnīt get any answer in my other galeon buildlog yet: