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Plans for HM Schooner Nancy

The plans provided here are based on plans drawn by Chris Sabick which were derived from detailed measurements of the recovered hull.  Changes were made to the plans above the waterline to accommodate features of the ship documented in ships logs and other sources.  A detailed list of the changes and the justification for them will be provided at a later time.

As construction of the model proceeds and further research is done changes may be made to the plans and more information added to the tables.  To allow the various plan versions to be tracked the date of publication to this web site will be identified below.

Plan Version Date:  February 06, 2006

The changes made to the Sabick plans and the justification for the change are defined in the following table.

HM Schooner Nancy Ships Plan's Reference Notes

Area of ship

Ship's plan information

Source

Sails/Yards/Masts

Rigged fore and aft on both her main and fore masts. She carried topsail and topgallent sails on both masts.

Spiliman, R.; The Schooner Nancy. Based on Alexander MacKintosh logs

Fore yard carried a large square sail

Spiliman, R.; The Schooner Nancy. Based on Alexander MacKintosh logs

Foresail was loose footed

Spiliman, R.; The Schooner Nancy. Based on Alexander MacKintosh logs

Main boom overhung her transom by about ten feet.

Spiliman, R.; The Schooner Nancy. Based on Alexander MacKintosh logs

Head sails consisted of staysail, jib and flying jib.

Spiliman, R.; The Schooner Nancy. Based on Alexander MacKintosh logs

Boob guy and main stay

Spiliman, R.; The Schooner Nancy. Based on Alexander MacKintosh logs

 

Bowsprit set to an angle of 25 degrees from water line.

Various images of Nancy

Bowsprit pointed definitely upward instead of straight ahead

Snider, C.H.J;The Story of the Nancy and other Eighteen Twelvers. P70.

Anchors

One kedge anchor

Spiliman, R.; The Schooner Nancy. Based on Alexander MacKintosh logs

Two bower anchors

Spiliman, R.; The Schooner Nancy. Based on Alexander MacKintosh logs

60 fathom cables.

Spiliman, R.; The Schooner Nancy. Based on Alexander MacKintosh logs

Guns

2-24 pound carronades and one six pound long gun on August 13, 1814, the date she was sunk.

Spiliman, R.; The Schooner Nancy. Based on Alexander MacKintosh logs

Capable of mounting six four poubder carrage guns and six swivel guns

Keene, Tony; This ship is an island article in "Northern Lights.

Crew

Master, Mate, Cook, Carpenter, Carpenter's Mate and 4 seamen

Spiliman, R.; The Schooner Nancy. Based on Alexander MacKintosh logs

     

Decks and fittings

Pump to clear bilges

Spiliman, R.; The Schooner Nancy. Based on Alexander MacKintosh logs

Quarter deck rail

Spiliman, R.; The Schooner Nancy. Based on Alexander MacKintosh logs

Windless aft of the Foremast consisted of a wooden barrel with a locking system and notches for poles to turn it.

Based on "Schooner Nancy, Log and List of Provisions 1822-1813" by Alexander MacKintosh

She had a compas housed in a binnacle

Based on "Schooner Nancy, Log and List of Provisions 1822-1813" by Alexander MacKintosh

Hull

Wale runs just below lower edge of gun ports

Various images of Nancy

 

Gun ports fitted with lids.

Image in Toronto Star of October 10, 1982

Stern was square and shield shaped

Snider, C.H.J;The Story of the Nancy and other Eighteen Twelvers. P70.

Bow had sweeping curves of an old time figurehead and trail boards.

Snider, C.H.J;The Story of the Nancy and other Eighteen Twelvers. P70.

Gunports cut in her sides and sockets for swivel guns in her rail

Snider, C.H.J;The Story of the Nancy and other Eighteen Twelvers. P70.

Quarterdeck and bulwarks were raised to providing head room and space for the windows in her commodious cabin

Snider, C.H.J;The Story of the Nancy and other Eighteen Twelvers. P70.

Cabin was lighted by stern windows, port lights and sky light

Based on "Schooner Nancy, Log and List of Provisions 1822-1813" by Alexander MacKintosh

Removed frame 18 and added six aft cant frames, fashioning pieces and filler frames.

Review of plans from various other ships and input on naval architecture from David Antscherl

Added hawse timbers and seven forward cant frames. Cant frames 2, 3,4, 5 and 7 tapered to half their sided dimension at the keel to allow the frames to fit between frame I and the Hawse timbers yet maintain structural integrity

Review of plans from various other ships and input on naval architecture from David Antscherl

Misc. notes

After refit of winter 18/13-1814 she was ship shape and "Bristol Fashoned"

Spiliman, R.; The Schooner Nancy. Based on Alexander MacKintosh logs

 

Half Breadth and Sheer Plans

 

Body Plan

 

Profiles and Deck Plan