Ships’ Plans

The Fleet’s collection of ships plans is representative of a variety of sailing vessels, steam ships and motor vessels. The collection also includes plans of some of the Fleet’s own vessels. Examples of some of the plans are provided below.

Plans of RAN Bathurst Class Corvette (Built 1941)

Drawing No. Drawing Title Views Shown Sheet Size
11036/140 As Fitted Arrangement of Profile,
Forecastle Deck and Bridges
Profile and plans of forecastle deck and bridge 40 x 68 cm
11036/132 As Fitted Arrangement of Upper,
Lower Deck & Hold Plan
Plans of upper deck, lower deck and hold plan 40 x 68 cm
11036/144 As Fitted Arrangement of Rigging Plan Rigging plan 40 x 68 cm

Plans of schooner Boomerang (Built 1903)

Drawing Title Views Shown Sheet Size
Lines Plan Profile, half breadth and body plans. 68 x 115 cm
Structural Arrangement Profile and plans of deckhouse and awning structure and deck structure 84 x 119 cm

Digitised Ships Plans

The Fleet holds various drawings for more than 300 vessels and listed below are the vessels for which some plans have been digitised – further information about the various drawings can be provided by contacting the Maritime Records and Research Centre’s Curator on 02 8204 3500 or email [email protected]

Alert (HMS)

Balgowlah – Ferry

Baragoola – Ferry

Bathurst Class Corvette

Boomerang – Schooner

Bulolo – Passenger/cargo vessel

Captain Cook III – Pilot vessel

Daylesford – Cargo vessel

Euroa – Cargo vessel

Ena – Steam yacht

First Fleet Catamaran Class Ferry

James Craig – Barque

John Oxley – Pilot vessel

Kanangra – Ferry

Karingal – Ferry

Kooleen – Ferry

Koompartoo – Ferry

Krait – Fishing vessel

Kulgoa – Ferry

Lady Ferguson – Ferry

Lady Hopetoun – Steam Vessel

Macdhui – Passenger vessel

South Steyne – Ferry

Waratah – Tug

William IV – Paddle steamer

Many of the Fleet’s ships plans were produced for the purpose of building the original vessel and consequently do not provide any model building instructions. Some plans are not dimensioned, are quite old and parts of them are difficult to read. It is therefore recommended that building a model from these plans only be attempted by experienced model-builders.