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Bridget Aguilar Ship Models January 26th, 2018 - 11:33:27
Model Ships are a scaled down replications of a full-sized historical ship from ancient times to the present. Model ships played a vital part in the building of real ships. Model ship builders would pass the completed model to the workers for them to build their ships to proper scales. In a sense the old model builders built their models for the opposite reason as model ship builders of today; they built them to create an upscale model instead. These older hand carved models that provided the model ship to their workers, were actually provided the workers blueprints for the ship they were building. Today, model ships and computer programs are used to help ship designers select the final form of the ships hull before they draw out the actual plans.
Tall ship models are models of traditional sailing vessels engaged in historical, sailing, research, or \"windjammer\" charter operations such as stationary museum ships and vessels no longer in existence. There are hundreds of tall ships sailing around the globe. Many of these vessels survive to relive a bit of history and a set of skills evolved hundreds of years ago. Some of these ships carry out training programs, allowing anyone with an inclination to have hands-on sail training cruises ranging from a few days to several weeks. Some vessels undertake voyages of exploration and science programs. The fleet of tall ships is growing throughout the world. Sea trials of Matthew, a replica of the vessel John Cabot sailed, which discovered Newfoundland, are being completed.
Sailing ship models are models of wind-powered ships. In olden times, before the advent of the steam engines, sailing ships were the primary means of transportation across long distances of water. Sailing ships were used for ferrying passengers, cargo, mail, supplies, etc. Some of the developing countries still use sailing boats for fishing. There are many tall ship training vessels that provide recreational sailing experience. In the age of sail yore, sailing ships had crucial military applications. Several wars were fought using sailing ships. For example, Spanish convoys returning with gold and silver plundered from the newly-discovered Americas needed protection from the pirates. Naval battles were fought among the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and the Netherlands with the help of sailing ships.
That the bell rope was not attached directly to the bell clapper suggests that, in those early days, the ships bell was not used to mark the passage of the hours and half-hours. Long ago, time at sea was measured by the trickle of sand through a half - hour glass. The sand glass on the deck was usually next to a bell (ships strike), and the ships boy (called a Grommet) was responsible for turning the glass over, and ringing the ships bell at the same time, so that the helmsman could make sure he turned his glass at exactly the same. The ships bell had many uses; to indicate the time aboard the ship and hence to regulate the sailors duty watches; for safety in foggy conditions; signaling; used in gunnery control; the Dutch Navy of the 17th century rang the bell as an order to open fire; as boat gongs indicating officers and dignitaries boarding or leaving the ship and one of the most memorable traditions for sailors and their families involves the use of ships bells as baptismal fonts for shipboard christenings (the name of the baptized child would usually be engraved on the bell).