Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

The Things I Do for You People. . . .

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on July 25, 2011

Couple days ago I posted some updated, work-in-progress images of my new digital model of Denbigh, one of the most successful blockade runners of the war, that completed eleven round voyages through the Union blockade between Havana, Mobile and Galveston. One of my regular readers asked, “no pintle on a rudder that large?” What cheek!

Except that my commenter was right — the model had a simple, stand-in rudder that just generally indicated its shape and position. I never got around to building a proper rudder for the old model, and hadn’t given it much thought on the new one. Well, now that’s fixed, with a new sternpost and rudder, based on the example in Captain Henry Paasch’s Illustrated Marine Dictionary.

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  1. corkingiron said, on July 26, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Harrumph. That’s better….: Now, about that Captain’s hat…..)

    • Andy Hall said, on July 26, 2011 at 11:11 am

      Never let it be said I’m not responsive to my readers. 😉


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