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Mortar Vessel Convulsion:
10" Mortar; Four 18pdr carronades; Walnut CNC cut parts; Double plank
on bulkhead construction; Black & natural hemp for rigging.
Full size plans along with a comprehensive
instruction booklet make this attractive and unusual vessel ideal
as an introduction to plank on bulkhead modeling.
Convulsion is a ketch
rigged mortar boat.
She was built in 1804 at Rotherhithe
and commissioned for shore bombardment duties. She was over 60ft long
and had a displacement of 76 tonnes. She was armed with one 10 inch
mortar and four 18 pounder carronades.
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