Construction of Gneisenau in 2004-2007
This page has photos of the Gneisenau, under construction during 2004 through 2007. This is a scratch built ship using aircraft plywood coated with fiberglass and epoxy resin. Gneisenau is a 5-unit battlecruiser with 1 pump and 5 guns, with the ability to fire any 4 of the guns during a battle.
Here is the construction work during the winter of 2004 through the spring of 2005:
Port Ribs View
Stern Ribs View
Our cat, Spice, admiring the new hull
Our cat, Spice, posing by the new hull
The bow shape required use of a jig
The bridge under construction
Tallie turns Gneisenau into a dog boat
Bow Water Channel
Here's my progress in May 2005, getting ready for the Fray:
The bow sidemounts
The triple stern guns
The gun mount for the stern guns
Newly sheeted hull
Gneisenau received her first refit in the spring of 2007:
New outer prop shaft support
Resheeted with new prop shaft support
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