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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 Ship Plans of U.S. Navy Cargo Ship U.S.N.S. Comet

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

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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.
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