Figure 2: Spline Ship Body Plan

Figure 2: Spline Ship Body Plan
Figure 2: A ship’s body plan comprised of superimposed construction geometry. Cross sections such as these recorded vessels on contractual order. The outer member (marked Fig. E/F) is the midships mould. Portions of each cross section are indexed to corresponding pieces on the reconfigurable mould. Source: William Sutherland, The Shipbuilders Assistant: or, Some Essays Towards Completing the Art of Marine Architecture (London, 1711), 82.

Figure 2: A ship’s body plan comprised of superimposed construction geometry. Cross sections such as these recorded vessels on contractual order. The outer member (marked Fig. E/F) is the midships mould. Portions of each cross section are indexed to corresponding pieces on the reconfigurable mould.

Source: William Sutherland, The Shipbuilders Assistant: or, Some Essays Towards Completing the Art of Marine Architecture (London, 1711), 82.

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