The final group of ships of the line have been added to complete Sir Richard Onslow’s British Leeward Division at the Battle of Camperdown, HMS Powerful 74-guns, Agincourt 64-guns and Adamant 50-guns, before work moves on to complete the last three ships in the Dutch Rear.
As in previous posts in this series I have included in the showcasing of these models a look at the historic vessels they represent together with some of the characters that sailed with them on the day, such as the infamous Captain John Williamson of HMS Agincourt, and a look at the logs recording their activities during the battle.
If you would, like to know more then just follow the link to JJ’s.
Lovely ships as always! Based upon your reading of various sources do you think that Capt. Williamson stayed out of the fight out of cowardice or due to (as the log said) not wanting to hit friendly ships?
Dumb question: do you happen to know why ship plans are drawn with the decks being so curved? Was this for drainage, or perhaps the decks flattened out with the weight of the ship once in water…?
EDIT: discovered this is called SHEER, and why it exists. I already knew about camber, but discovering the name for the longitudinal curve opened up a lot of info!
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