Friday, January 14, 2011
c.13 Genoese Two Masted, Three Deck, Cargo Ship
This drawing shows a modification of decks from a two decker to a three decker. The depth of hold was estimated at 14 feet, 3 Inches; of the first deck 7 feet, 4 inches; of the second deck 6 feet, 6 inches ; of the bulwark 4 feet, 1 inch; for a total depth of about 32 feet, 2 inches (9.79 Meters). The superstructures are taken from the bas-reliefs of two ships on the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Obviously the modification to three decks would have been advantageous to the economy of countries and ports using or benefitting from this type of ship by it's ability to carry more goods. The sailing rig has not changed because it had certainly proven itself as well as the other basic elements of this ship design.