Thursday, April 7, 2011

Atalanta - Design 213

This design takes us back to 1938. Atalanta was built by the De Vries Shipyard of Amsterdam. It's an interesting boat. She is built of oak frames but every third frame is of steel. Her planking is carvel in mahogany. Her bottom is copper sheathed.

The notes say she was laid up during the war. There is also a cryptic note that states "Crossed Atlantic in 15 days. Very fast and seaworthy."

Here are the plans.

Unfortunately the general arrangement is in poor condition as you can see. In addition it lacks detail. Let me explain briefly how the boat is laid out:

Everything forward of the forward most bulkhead is the forepeak. The trapezoidal box is the chain locker. In addition there are steel work benches located here. One of these benches has been modified into a small auxiliary galley which must have been for the crew. My assumption is there must have been pipe cots located here at some point for crew.

Moving aft there are two hanging lockers just aft of the peak. In the next space is a stateroom with port and starboard berths. Adjacent the mast is a wet locker on starboard and a head on port. Moving further aft the primary or main galley is located on starboard and a "U"-shaped settee on port with a bookcase behind it. Outboard in the deckhouse are port and starboard quarter berths as is the normal fashion.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 55'-5"
LWL 39'-0"
Beam 11'-8"
Draft 8'-0"
Displacement 42,000 lbs
Ballast 18,000 lbs

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