Master Korabel Double Boat of the Russian Empire fleet 1736-1737
A detailed wooden kit, based on the archive drawings and documents. A rather simple rigging, along with the special hull design, which compensates the material deformations make this model great even for a newbie model maker.
Short historical reference
Double boat is a small sail and row-propelled war ship designed for operations in the rivers, coastal lakes and near the coast line. Double boats appeared in 30th of the XVIII century and were predecessors of gunboats, besides their principal battling function they also served as advice boats and ran a mission of landing forces and transportation.
A particularly outstanding event was a large-scale construction of such class of ships for developing the Dnepr Fleet at time of the war between Russia and Turkey in 17351739. On June 19, 1736 the Senate ordered to build 500 double boats in Bryansk dockyards.
Double boats were aimed for support of the Russian military forces operating along the Dnepr and its coastal lake coast lines. In case of necessity they could transport up to fifty armed people and two regimental cannons.
The built model has the following dimensions:
Length: 300 mm
Width: 76 mm
Height: 260 mm
This wooden kit features:
- A special hull design, that compensates the materials deformation
- The maraked bevel on frames
- A single-layered pre-cut planking
- All details are laser cut
- Detailed text, photo instruction and drawings
- Patterns and cloth for sail sewing