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Brigantine Schooner Gigino Plans Show Efforts to Compete with Steam

Italian Brigantine Schooner Gigino

Sailing Vessel from the Early 20th Century

Featuring detailed sail and framing plans

Free ship plans for a great ship model project

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Sail plan Italian brigantine schooner Gigino

As steam began to replace sail there were a lot of last-ditch efforts to create sailing ships that could continue to compete with the new-fangled propulsion systems.

One method was to design ships that combined the ability to sail into the wind like a schooner, but also featured square sails for speed when traveling downwind. For smaller ships than the barquentine, this often resulted in what Chapman would term a “hermaphrodite brig” or a brigantine schooner, such as Gigino.

Designed at the dawn of the 20th Century, ships such as this could be manned by smaller crews and could often out perform the steamships of their day, allowing billowing canvas to compete with coal smoke on the ocean horizon for almost another generation.

Our page of free ship plans of the Italian brigantine schooner Gigino features an outboard profile, lines, and framing plans for this beauty.

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Free Plans U.S.C.G. Cutter Acushnet U.S.S. Shackle

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet serves 67 year career

That began as U.S. Navy salvage vessel USS Shackle

Decommissioned in 2011, she was the only World War II vintage vessel still in Coast Guard service

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USCGC Acushnet, last World War II vintage cutter, decommissioned 2011.

U.S. Coast Guard cutter Acushnet began service during World War II as U.S. Navy salvage ship USS Shackle (ARS-9). During her long career with the coast guard, she served as a tug, oceanographic research vessel, and medium-endurance cutter.
We have a complete set of Free Ship Plans for Acushnet/Shackle that include profile, deck, accommodation, lines, and shell expansion plans.
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