Early 20th Century Cargo Vessel
an interesting wooden sailing ship for a scratch-built ship model
Some of the most interesting sailing ships were built at the very end of the Golden Age of Sail, and the Italian brigantine schooner Carlo is no exception. Built in the early 20th Century, when steam was already supplanting sail as the preferred method of propelling cargo vessels, Carlo features a great hull design that combined speed with cargo-carrying capacity. The combination of square sails on the front mast and schooner rig on the back maximized the winds it could utilize to drive the ship while minimizing the crew required to sail her.
With interesting design of this wooden cargo vessel, our Free Ship Plans of Italian Brigantine Schooner Carlo would make an interesting scratch-building project that will teach the ship modeler both square sail and schooner rigging, and yield a one-of-a-kind ship model that will be a sure conversation piece.