Ship model Dutch galiot 1740
Scale 1 : 40, length 106 cm, width 41 cm, height 84 cm,
More photos: of entire ship,
of details. Click on the photos for high
The Dutch galiots were flat-bottomed ships with a rounded bow and aft,
especially useful in shallow waters. Their development started in the
17th century. They were used mainly as merchant ships.
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There
several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions and
closer views of hull, deck and rigging. If you click on a photo you
will get that photo in high resolution. Only these high resolution
photographs show how much work and handicraft ability were put in the
Viewing the high resolution photos: If you use Microsoft Internet
Explorer or Firefox, press F11 to minimize navigation bars and have a
larger screen with the photos. The high resolution photos are about 12
megapixel. So they are about 10 - 20 times larger than your 0.5 -
1.3 megapixel computer screen. Most browsers by default downsize the
pictures to screen size, so you cannot see all the details of the ship
models. To see the original resolution move the mouse over the
pictures and click on the magnifying lens.
This model of a Dutch galiot is a beautiful, elegant piece of work. It is 1 : 40 scale. Length is 106 cm, width 41 cm, height 84 cm.
The ship model stand is provided by two small wedge-shaped pieces of
wood beneath the hull, close to the keel. The wedges are fixed to the
hull by double-sided adhesive tape.
The model was made according to the drawing of a three-masted Dutch
galiot by Chapman in his 1768 book (see my
linklist) "Architectura Navalis Mercatoria", plate No. LIV (see
nthusiasts and model
makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone
builds such a model by himself.
Drawing of a three-masted Dutch galiot by Chapman in his 1768 book
"Architectura Navalis Mercatoria", plate No. LIV