Midwest Products Chesapeake Bay Flattie
A Good First Model Ship Kit
For Beginning Model Shipbuilders
In the latest installment of our on-line building project of Midwest Products Chesapeake Bay Flattie model ship kit, we add the cabin.
The simple lines of Chesapeake Bay Flatties that made them ideal for locals to build from locally-available lumber also make this an ideal ship model kit or a person with no prior wood ship model building experience. The kit comes with die-cut and pre-cut parts, as well as fittings, rigging line, sail material, and a well-done set of instructions and building plans.
Click on the links below to visit each stage of construction:
Chapter 1: Assembling the Keel and Bulkheads
Chapter 2: The Deck
Chapter 3: The Mast Step and Bow Stiffeners
Chapter 4: Keel and Chine Strips
Chapter 5: Installing the Cabin
A Revolutionary Cargo Vessel
C-3 Cargo Ship U.S.N.S. Comet
Had Stern Loading Ramp Allowing Vehicles to Load Under Their Own Power
C-3 cargo vessel U.S.N.S. Comet was the first vessel of her kind.
The first of her kind, U.S.N.S. Comet was designed for roll-on/-off loading of wheeled cargo such as military vehicles. Her keel was laid May 15, 1956. The ship was launched July 31, 1957, and delivered January 24, 1958.
Our page of Free Plans of U.S.N.S. Comet includes body plan, sections, deck plans, and inboard and outboard profiles.