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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 Italian Brigantine Schooner Carlo

Early 20th Century Cargo Vessel

Italian Brigantine Schooner Carlo

an interesting wooden sailing ship for a scratch-built ship model

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Brigantine Schooner Carlo

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.