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Auxiliary Five-Mast Barque France II - Separate Details of All Deck Fittings

By Harold A. Underhill, A.M.I.E.S.


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Plan: 636

Size of Sheet: 30"x22"

5,633 tons.  Built 1911 by Forges & Chantiers de la Girande of Bordeaux.  This famous auxiliary barque was the largest sailing vessel ever built, and exceeded the Preussen by some 550 tons.  She was of course the second five-mast barque of that name.

Plans in this series: 633  634  635  636

Related books: Deep-Water Sail

Construction help: Plank-On-Frame Models Vol I  Plank-On-Frame Models Vol II

Guide to Masts and Spars: Details of Masts and Spars, plan 29

Catalogues: Sailing Ships  Powered Craft