Flying Cloud plans drawn by Scott Bradner

 

This is a set of plans for the Donald McKay 1851 clipper ship Flying Cloud that IÕve been working on.

 

Because no actual original plans for the ship ever existed and no photographs have ever been identified, any set of plans will be, by definition, wrong. That said, some of the existing paintings and plans of the ship are likely more accurate than others and there are a few documents, contemporary and otherwise, documents that describe the Flying Cloud, about sailing ships, and in some cases, about clipper ship construction.  See How do we know what the Flying Cloud looked like?

 

I have used what seemed to me to be the best ones to guide my work.  I have identified my sources on the individual plans.   See other sections of this web site for different types of information about the Flying Cloud and about clipper ships in general.

 

I claim copyright on these plans but anyone can make copies.  You need to retain my copyright notice on any copies you make and must not represent that you, or someone else, created the plans.  You must give me specific credit (and a link to my website) if you create copies for others.  You are free to sell copies of the plans if you want ¾ either the plans by themselves or as part of a kit ¾ but you must adhere to the above requirements.

 

I have been working on these plans for a while and it will be a while before they are complete.  Check back from time to time to see if I have uploaded any new plans.  Also I will be fixing problems as I find them in the plans IÕve already uploaded so check the uploaded date for each file in the list below for new versions.

 

Please let me know if you find any errors in the plans:

 

Scott Bradner - sob@sobco.com

 

Whole Ship Drawings

 

Flying Cloud Body Plan (2018-07-09)

Flying Cloud Buttock Lines (2018-10-03)

Flying Cloud Outboard Profile (2018-10-04)

Flying Cloud Inboard Profile (2018-10-16)

Flying Cloud Bulwarks (2018-10-04)

Flying Cloud Deck (2018-07-09)

Flying Cloud Masts, Yards, Booms & Gaffs (2018-07-13)

 

Mast Related Drawings

Flying Cloud Proportions of Masts (2018-07-09)

Flying Cloud Representative Mast Furniture (2018-07-09)

Flying Cloud Mast Tops (2018-07-09)

Flying Cloud Mast Crosstrees (2018-07-09)

Flying Cloud Fore Mast (2018-10-30)

Flying Cloud Fore Mast Furniture (2018-07-09)

Flying Cloud Main Mast (2018-10-30)

Flying Cloud Main Mast Furniture (2018-07-09)

Flying Cloud Mizzen Mast (2018-10-30)

Flying Cloud Mizzen Mast Furniture (2018-07-09)

 

Deck Furniture

Flying Cloud Deck House (2018-10-07)

Flying Cloud Poop Deck House (2018-10-07)

Flying Cloud Companionways (2018-10-07)

Flying Cloud Skylight (2018-10-07)

Flying Cloud Bilge Pump (2018-10-07)

Flying Cloud Capstan (2018-10-16)

Flying Cloud Chain Stopper (2018-10-07)

Flying Cloud Fore Mast Pad (2018-10-07)

Flying Cloud Main Mast Pad (2018-10-19)

Flying Cloud Water Barrel (2018-10-07)

Flying Cloud Ventilators (2018-10-07)

Flying Cloud Livestock Pen (2018-10-07)

Flying Cloud Hatches (2018-10-08)

Flying Cloud Steering Gear Cover & Binnacle (2018-10-31)

Flying Cloud Windlass (2018-10-10)

Flying Cloud Coop (2018-10-12)

Flying Cloud Gratings (2018-10-07)

 

 

Yard and Boom Related Drawings

Flying Cloud Yard Fixtures and Proportions (2018-07-11)

Flying Cloud Yard Sizes (2018-07-09)

Flying Cloud Fore Yards (2018-07-12)

Flying Cloud Fore StunsÕl Booms (2018-07-12)

Flying Cloud Main Yards (2018-07-12)

Flying Cloud Main StunsÕl Booms (2018-07-12)

Flying Cloud Mizzen Yards (2018-07-12)

Flying Cloud Bowsprit (2018-07-09)

Flying Cloud Booms & Gaffs (2018-07-12)

Flying Cloud StunsÕl Rigging (2018-07-12)

 

Standing Rigging

                  Some of the standing rigging drawings can be found below under Transverse Views

Flying Cloud Standing Rigging (2018-08-04)

Flying Cloud Deadeyes (2018-09-11)

Flying Cloud Shrouds (2018-09-11)

Flying Cloud Stays (2018-09-11)

Flying Cloud Backstays (2018-09-11)

Flying Cloud Static Lifts Yards Down (2018-07-13)

Flying Cloud Footropes (2018-07-19)

Flying Cloud Ratlines (2018-09-11)

Flying Cloud Bowsprit Lines (2018-09-11)

 

Transverse Views

Flying Cloud Transverse Shrouds  (2018-08-10)

Flying Cloud Transverse Footropes  (2018-08-13)

Flying Cloud Transverse Topmast Backstays  (2018-08-10)

Flying Cloud Transverse Topgallant Backstays  (2018-08-10)

Flying Cloud Transverse Royal Backstays  (2018-08-10)

Flying Cloud Transverse Skysail Backstays  (2018-08-10)

Flying Cloud Transverse Lifts  (2018-08-10)

Flying Cloud Transverse Topsail Halliard  (2018-08-10)

Flying Cloud Transverse Topgallant & Royal Halliards  (2018-10-31)

Flying Cloud Transverse Skysail Halliard  (2018-10-31)

Flying Cloud Transverse Bunt & Leech Lines  (2018-08-10)

Flying Cloud Transverse Sheets  (2018-08-10)

Flying Cloud Transverse Reef Tackle & Clue (2018-08-10)

Flying Cloud Transverse Lower Stuns'l Boom Rigging (2018-08-13)

Flying Cloud Transverse Stuns'l Jiggers (2018-08-13)

Flying Cloud Transverse Stuns'l Rigging (2018-08-13)

 

Running Rigging

                  Most of the running rigging drawings can be found above under the Transverse Views

Flying Cloud Fore-Main Braces (2018-09-11)

Flying Cloud Mizzen Braces (2018-09-11)

Flying Cloud Course Sheets & Tacks (2018-09-11)

Flying Cloud Bow Lines (2018-09-11)

Flying Cloud Signal Halliards (2018-09-11)

Flying Cloud Fore and Aft Sail Rigging (2018-09-11)

Flying Cloud Pendants (2018-09-11)

 

Sails

Flying Cloud Transverse Sails From Front (2018-07-25)

Flying Cloud Transverse Sails From Back (2018-07-25)

Flying Cloud Fore and Aft Sails (2018-09-11)

 

 

Cross Sections

Flying Cloud Cross Section at Main Mast (2018-07-09)

 

 

 

Some of my old drawings

                  Colorful but incorrect Deck Plan