A dory from early 20th century, used for cod fishing
Scale 1 : 10, length 60 cm, width 18 cm, height 20 cm
More photos: of entire ship,
of details. Click on the photos for high
The dories of the French cod fishing vessels
In early 20th century the three-masted French vessels sailed from
St. Malo and had approximately 10 dories on deck, which were launched
when the fishing ground was reached. The crew of a dory consisted of
two men. They were used for the cod fisheries near New Foundland. This
type of fishing and boat handling was very similar to that of the Grand
Banks American and Canadian schooners.
Dimensions: Length 5.95 m Beam 1.76 m Depth of
hull 0.55 m
exact story of this type of fishing is accurately described in a book by
Jean le Bot, “LES BATEAUX DES COTES DE LA BRETAGNE NORD aux derniers
jours de la voile”, 1976, Editions des 4-Seigneurs, ISBN 2-85231-023-6.
The dory model, photos, description and dimensions
This model was built by Jan van den Heuvel, Philippine, Netherlands in 2013 with
great care of details. It was built in all of the timberwork like a real
ship. The model is a true masterpiece.
The model is 1 : 10 scale. Length over all is 60 cm, width is 18 cm, height is
20 cm (model stand
Full information on building a dory, instructions and
scantlings are given in the book by Jean le Bot.