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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.


Free Ship Plans of Italian Barquentine Fidente

Italian Barquentine Fidente

Offers Combination of Square Rig and Schooner

A Great Model Shipbuilding Subject

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Italian “Ship-Schooner” (Barquentine) Fidente

From Italian archives come the plans of the “Ship-Schooner” Fidente (Trusting).

In English we would refer to her as a barquentine (alternatively barkentine), which wikipedia defines as “a sailing vessel with three or more masts; with a square rigged foremast and fore-and-aft rigged main, mizzen and any other masts.”
II think Fidente would make a handsome ship model, and with simplified rigging on the schooner masts, would be a good subject if you’re not quite ready for a full-rigged ship model.

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