Full Size SCALE 1/16 Drawings 50 ft. STEAM PICKET BOAT SUITABLE for RADIO CONTROL

$24.95


This is for Full Size Drawings

Not a KIT or MODEL

Reproduced Vintage Plan From 1958

50 ft. STEAM PICKET BOAT

Full Scale drawing on a SHEET 52” x 36 (Note: These are drawings of the full size ship Re scaled to ¾” = 1’)

Six page article with description history and photos

*No Building or Radio Control Notes *

SCALE 1/16

LENGTH 37 ½”

BEAM 7 7/8”

STEAM or ELECTRIC

SUITABLE for RADIO CONTROL

BY NORMAN A. OUGH

 The official drawing is of a 50 ft. steam boat used for harbour service, but the corrections for a capital ship's picket boat have been added from the author's collection of photographs. For more than half a century battleships carried two of them, and, in the case of a flagship a third 45 ft. long, with a counter stern as the admiral's barge. As the specification book is gone it is not possible to state the power developed by the twin-cylinder compound reciprocating engine or what speed it gave, but the picket boats always produced an impression of power and speed on their journeys in charge of a midshipman among the anchored battleships and to the shore, Before about 1908 they were of similar form but of a length of 56 ft. with twin funnels

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