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Two-Sail Bateau (Skipjack) 'Albatross', 1899

by Kevin Ray

The Model

This is the Two-Sail Bateau (or Skipjack) Albatross as she was originally built in 1899. The model is based on drawings found in "Notes On Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks" by Howard Chapelle and plans ordered from the Smithsonian Institute.

Construction


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The Vessel

According to the carpenter's certificate, Albatross was built by George E. Leach in Lloyds, Maryland, near Cambridge.

'Notes on Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks', by Howard I. Chapelle
"This fine bateau has been drawn up to show her as built and as raised upon. When originally built at Cambridge in 1899, she was intended both for oystering and crabbing10. Because of her very low sides, however, she had very little room below. Hence, she was raised upon the unusual amount of 12 inches. When first built, the Albatross was considered a very fast sailer, but since being raised upon, her speed has decreased. She requires some ballast to overcome the effects of the increased windage of her sides and great flare. Generally speaking, counter-stern bateaux are are not usually as fast as those with outboard rudders, but there have been some notable exceptions."

General Characteristics

Length
44'-2", between perpendiculars
Beam
15'-10"
Draft
2'-9"

Model Subject » Propulsion » Sail
Model Subject » Era » (1815-1914) Late Sail / Early Steam
Model Subject » Type » Vessel » Working » Fishing vessels » Trawler
Model » Scale » (0032) 1:32 or 3/8"=1'
Model Subject » Length » 040-80 feet (12-24m)
Model Subject » Nationality » America (USA)
Model » Type » Static
Model » Build Method » Scratch
Model » Modellers » Ray, Kevin


Calendar

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2018-01-13
10:00

12:00
Monthly Meeting

Mariners' Museum

2018-02-10
10:00

12:00
Monthly Meeting

Mariners' Museum

Please enter at the business entrance, at the bronze doors.  If you do not know the way to the meeting room, the guards will instruct you.

More @ http://www.hrsms.org/home/Home+Page#Meetings

2018-02-24
08:30

17:00
Old Dominion Open Model Show and Contest

https://www.facebook.com/events/1402531499811412/

2018-03-10
10:00

12:00
Monthly Meeting

Norge Hall, Norge Virginia

We will hold an auction of old kits, tools, plans, and books.  Guests are welcome.