Reconstruction of Seventeeth Century Iberian Rigging

Author(s): Ricardo Borrero Londoño

Year: 2020


This is an abstract from the session entitled "Plus Ultra: An examination of current research in Spanish Colonial/Iberian Underwater and Terrestrial Archaeology in the Western Hemisphere." , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

This paper complements the rigging reconstruction of a galleon, of 22 codos (12.65 m) of beam and 1073.33 toneladas of tonnage, based in the Ordenanza of 1613. The Ordenanzas were official documents regulating shipbuilding, equivalent to the later English Establishments. The contents of this paper are based in different shipbuilding treatises and other documentary and iconographic sources. Throughout the document, the spar plan, placement, construction process and materials of the masts and yards, the Flemish fish mast (chapuz), the trestle-trees and cross-trees, the fid, the mast cap, the doubling and, finally, the standing and running rigging are discussed.

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Reconstruction of Seventeeth Century Iberian Rigging. Ricardo Borrero Londoño. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457340)


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 1006