Captain Blackmoor, on Apr 24 2010, 04:23 AM, said:
That is a very nice creation! The masts are a bit too long perhaps, but they are nicely detailed and look great.
A 48 gun 5th rate ship? From 44 guns a ship was classed in the 4th rate.
I think you have done a mighty fine job on this.
My Mistake, perhaps i shouldn't have posted half asleep. The real world Lively was in fact a 30 gun 6th rate (14 guns to a broadside with 2 chasers aft), that, like mine would likely have carried a number of small cannonades on her top deck that were not counted in her official classification. When i was reviewing my design and composing a description, i forgot my research and simply counted the gun ports. It's actually quite embarrassing as i quite a bit more knowledgeable than this blunder lets on. In any case, thanks for the correction keep looking and feeding back.
as for the masts, it is by choice that the main mast peaks a bit high. Not only do i just like the exaggerated look, but i wanted her to be able to throw up just a little bit more canvas than is typical, perhaps allowing her to live up to the name. If you look it is only by the extra top mast that she is to tall, a reasonable modification.