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bgile wrote:Why did they create Razees from Ships of the Line?
In the case of the Independence it was because she was overloaded when they gave her an all 32 pounder armament and fully loaded her with stores. Her lowest gunports were only 3 feet above the waterline when fully loaded. When they razie her it was already becoming standard practice to have fewer but larger guns so they kept the 32 pounders but got rid of the upper deck
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NewGolconda wrote:Generally, it looks like most Ships of the Line would go beyond balanced but instead would be in the top heavy class.
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Kitsune wrote:NewGolconda wrote:The Idefatigable vs Droits action is certainly a contender.
http://en.wikipedia.org/w...ction_of_13_January_1797What Sea state, five maybe? Six? I am thinking anything higher would make fighting impossible.
NewGolconda wrote:The Idefatigable vs Droits action is certainly a contender.
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Why did they create Razees from Ships of the Line?
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NewGolconda wrote:Which lambert book is it thats on your nerves?
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NewGolconda wrote:Chapelle is an excellent work - I cherish mine. Having said that, Chapelle was a sailing yacht designer, and assessed the various USN classes through the prism of yacht design trends at that time. He placed a lot of emphasis on a long fine entry. Modern yacht design has moved on a long way, and many of the dominant ideas of that era are well superseded by different concepts - for example long fine lines are all well and good - but they maximise wetted area and skin friction for any given displacement.I would definitely read Chapelle - but with a grain of salt too, and follow it up with Caney, who does a good honest history - different in scope to Chapelles work, and of course read anything else you want too, with a critical mind, and go from there.The Robert Gardiner books on Napoleonic war frigates are indispensable. They have a RN focus, but discuss the American and French prizes in some detail, and also includes comments on sailing performance and refit costs.
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