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ou’ the Architectura Navalis Mercatoria; published in An account of Experiments. made at Carlscrona to determine the resistance to Ships; published. Results 1 – 11 of 11 Architectura Navalis Mercatoria. NACHDRUCK der Ausgabe Stockholm by Chapman, Fredrik Henrik af: and a great selection of similar. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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Length between the perpen-diculars of Stem and Sternpost. Nearly all the srchitectura show hull lines only. Height of Gunports above Water a Midships. Different sorts of smaller Vessels. Catt and bark did not have a beak-head and were more blunt and full-bodied at the bow. Sloop, with two sorts of Frames, for more or less draught of water.

Number of Guns and Weight of the Ball. The tables mostly follow Chapman’s way of writing. Vessels for Swift Sailing and Mavalis scan of original index.

Architectura Navalis Mercatoria: The Classic of Eighteenth-Century Naval Architecture

What kind of Vessels. The corresponding type of rigging is given in plate Draught of water as it is on the plan. Scans of the original index are given, too. In total there are drawings of different ships.


Several kinds of Vessels used by different Nations scan of original index. It holds 62 original plans and comments on ship building and theoretical considerations of that time. Privateers scan of original index.

Launching and manner of Rigging scan of original index. Merchant Ships or Vessels. Nature of the Vessels, as to their Shape and Rigging.

Pleasure Vessels For Rowing. Below are tables with the English index of his book, “Index and description naavalis the draughts contained in this work”. La Capitana, a Row Galley of Navails. He divided ships into five main groups according to details of hull construction.

However, when putting the scans online, the museum people unfortunately did not include an index, with Chapman’s information about the ship’s rigging, length, breadth, draught and loading capacity in tons, the number of guns in warships and privateers, their crews, and the number of oars in small boats.

The Carolina Yacht, belonging to his Brittanik Majesty.


Vessels of small Draught of Water. Many plates contain several drawings “Draughts”which are numbered in the second column of the tables.

Architectura Navalis Mercatoria: The Classic of Eighteenth-Century Naval Architecture

The greatest Draught of water, to which the Vessel may reasonably be loaded. Frigate, hagboat and pink had a beak-head just like the warships of that time. Some terms were used by Chapman in a different way than today. Several Figures, Representing the different manners of Rigging, which are most in use in the Northern Countrys. The drawings of many ships by Fredrik Henrik af Chapman were published in his book “Architectura Navalis Mercatoria” in Stockholm Boats, Large and Small, for the use of Ships.

Nature of the Vessels, as to their Rigging. The real Burthen in Tons at the greatest Draught of water.