Psyche (1814), Prompte (1814)

Scale 1:48. A plan showing the body plan, sheer lines with midship framing, longitudinal half breadth proposed (and approved) for building Psyche (1814), Prompte (1814), both 32-gun, Fifth Rate Frigates. Note the modifications dated December 1813 to lower the decks and corresponding gun ports. On March 1814, this plan was sent to Canada for building the Psyche (1814) on the Lakes, after additional modifications to add a spur deck. Annotation: top right (black) ; "The deck to be lowered, in other respects this Draft is approved for the frames of two ships for service or the Lakes in Canada. To be prepared with all possible dispatch to be constructed of fir timbers: 22 December 1813."
top (red) ; "A copy sent to Chatham 23rd Dec 1813 agreeable to the alterations in red with the Head, Cathead Bowspirit & Dead Eye And Wale lowered 1ft 9in"
top left (black) ; "By order from Sir Robert Hall Acting Commissioner of the Navy to Canada, dated 9th Nov 1814. The Pysche was to have a spur deck added to her capable of carrying guns fore & aft."

Object Details

ID: ZAZ3147
Collection: Ship Plans
Type: Technical drawing
Display location: Not on display
Vessels: Psyche 1813
Date made: 1813; 21 December 1813
Credit: © Crown copyright. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 487 mm x 1298 mm

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