Model of a dory from early 20th century, used for cod fishing


A dory from early 20th century, used for cod fishing



Scale 1 : 10, length 60 cm, width 18 cm, height 20 cm (including stand)
More photos: of entire ship, of details. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!



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.

Length  5.95 m
Beam  1.76 m
Depth of hull  0.55 m

The 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 included).

Full information on building a dory, instructions and scantlings are given in the book by Jean le Bot.

There are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull and deck. Click images to enlarge!


This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.



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