Oliver Cromwell Privateer (1777)

(Hull Model Only)

Plans by Harold M. Hahn


Model by Harold M. Hahn
image courtesy Chris Hahn


Sometime in February of the year 1777, a privateer named Oliver Cromwell sailed from Philadelphia down the Delaware River, through the bay, and out through the Delaware Capes Into the broad reaches of the Atlantic Ocean. She had embarked on the great adventure of her career, destined never to return to her home port. During the four years that followed, this little ship became involved in many facets of the great panorama of maritime activity which unfolded as the American Revolutions Progressed.

This Oliver Cromwell has not been deemed significant by the historians and so does not appear much in literature. Motivation to trace her history and develop these plans derived from the fact that in contrast to many well known ships of the era her exact design is preserved on a British Admiralty draught.

The Oliver Cromwell has six sheets of plans and are based on the plans in the Admiralty Collection, National Maritime Museum. The plans are drawn at 1/4 inch = 1' (1:48) scale and include:

Plate 1 - Sheer & Body Lines
Plate 2 - Master Frame Plan
Plate 3 - Patterns & Frame Jig Plan
Plate 4 - Frame Details (1-14)
Plate 5 - Frame Details (15-28)
Plate 6 - Frame Details (29-40) & Keel Patterns

The overall completed model dimensions

Length; 25" - 635mm
Breadth: 6-1/2" - 165.1
Height: 7-1/2" - 190.5mm

Price: $47.00 USD

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Offsite References

History of the Oliver Cromwell - 
History of Maritime Connecticut During the American Revolution 1772-1783