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Deirdre Ochoa Ship Models January 26th, 2018 - 11:11:42
Due to the fact so many wooden pirate ship models are crafted in the likeness of ships which are no longer made, a model is the one way many people will ever get to see what these boats looked like in real life. Libraries and museums helped to preserve blueprints of these ships, and as such modelers can create these vessels precisely as they were built in their life sized forms. Shipbuilders were more prone to give the building plans of the more popular ships to various vaults and museums around the world. Various types of modelers take pleasure in recreating notorious ships of old, but are also prone to enjoying the art of constructing brand new ones based on building plans and parts of many other ships.
Some readers of this article may find it too provocative but it needs to be said. After spending 30 years building ship models, and twelve years selling radio controlled and wooden ship models to the hobby enthusiast, I find there are some frustrations that never go away in the ship model building industry. Lets face it; the business of ship model building, operates as a niche industry. Nonetheless, radio controlled and wooden ship models are, to the hobby enthusiast, a very important past time. Rich in history, technical challenges, and a form of art and legacy; ship modeling is a very rewarding hobby.
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).
Ships of olden times were almost always longer than they were taller. This design choice was augmented by the fact many people of ancient times who built ships simply did not have the technology to make them tall. Instead of height, ship builders when for width and length. Daunting heights were soon explored as European ship builders discovered the technology that allowed them to build the ships taller. Tall masts were a trademark of ship building of this time. Like a tiered cake, builders could build the stern of the ships higher. Today, wood tall ship models copy this same antiquated design. The tiered layer of the ship was very popular among builders. Due to the streamlined shape, the ship could both carry more weight and move faster through the water. The sleeping quarters for the officers and the helm were both place in this terraced portion of the ship.