Ship Plans

Free Downloadable High-Resolution Ship Plans

Starting Point for Scratch-Built Ship Model Building

All the the plans offered on The Model Shipwright blog are available on this site in high-resolution files. The images on the blog posting are linked directly to the page here with the downloadable files, or you can search from this page by ship type, ship name, or the historical period in which it was built. We put a lot of work in tracking down these plans, and in some cases digitized them ourselves and put in time cleaning up the images to make them more useful. Feel free to use them for your modeling projects, but please don’t just take them to repost on your site. We have digitally watermarked them to identify them as coming from this site.

Ship Type

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French tanker Mekong

Motor Vessels

Ships for which the primary motive of propulsion is an engine

 

 

 

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Sail Plan of North River Schooner

Sailing Vessels

Vessels for which the primary motive of propulsion is sails

 

 

 

 

 

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Plan of an Ancient Trireme

Oar-powered Vessels

Vessels for which the primary motive of propulsion is rowing

 

 

Ship Use

 

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U.S. Coast Guard cutter White Sumac

Coast Guard Vessels

We offer plans of U.S. Coast Guard vessels ranging from early sailing cutters of the revenue service to modern motor vessels such as the buoy tender White Sumac.

 

 

 

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French ship-of-the-line Montebello

War Ships

Ships whose primary purpose is warfare are cross referenced on this page, whether motor, sail, or oar-powered vessels

 

 

 

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Rigging and sail plan barque Erasmus

Cargo Ships

Ships whose primary purpose is cargo transport are cross referenced on this page, whether motor, sail, or oar-powered vessels

 

 

 

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Tugboat Hercules

Utility Vessels

Ships whose primary purpose is to serve the maritime industry, such as pilot vessels, tugboats, or lighters are cross referenced on this page, whether motor, sail, or oar-powered vessels

 

 

 

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    1. You can download the plans directly from the website. Go to the page of plans you want, and left-click on the plan image to open the image file. Then right-click on the image and choose “save image as” to download it to your computer. The plans can be opened with any image-editing or preview software. Save it to a removable drive and you can take the drive to a local copy shop to be printed on their large-format printer.

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