Author Results for Paul Bloesch

Some Remarks on the Sailing Barges of Lake Constance

By Paul Bloesch

Describes the novel method of assembling the sides of a ship’s shell used on cargo Ladi. Design of these vessels changed little from 1600 to the demise of sail on Lake Constance early in the 20th century. Using ship models and wrecks Bloesch shows a similarity in construction methods to the Mediterranean use of tenons, […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Archaeology | Ship Models & Figureheads | Shipbuilding & Design

The Bernese Navy, 1660–1690

By Paul Bloesch

Berne needed troop-carrying vessels to support other Protestant cantons.  In 1666, galley-style Le Grand Ours, 84ft, and Le Petit Ours, 63ft, were constructed in a year, together with two smaller vessels and a challope.   A Dutch engineer modified and re-rigged them and tried to introduce yachts (fast, armed, sailing vessels).  Both Ours were broken up […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design