Dutch Barge Hasselteraak

  • bow section in one continuous line with the hull
  • stern section, above the rubbing strike, with light falling inward
  • mast foot placed on the mast deck
  • usually a deckhouse; sometimes also deckvessels
  • mainsail, jib and yankee

Construction of Hasselteraken ships began around 1885, so they are latecomers from the time of wood construction in shipbuilding. In terms of the construction of the hull, the stern of the ship deviates significantly. The deck slopes very little towards the rear and ends in a point. Almost perpendicular to this is the stern, against which the skin planks end. This same construction can also be found on other large ships such as a Dorstense Aak and Stevenaak.

In iron shipbuilding, the deck behind is bent upwards, but the steep character of the stern is maintained. The construction is now essentially that of a Tjalk. A clear difference with a Tjalk is that there are no stern posts. Stern posts are the continuation of the keel in the bow and stern. On Tjalk ships, this is a heavy, curved beam that protrudes outside the skin; in iron shipbuilding, it is a hollow imitation of this, composed of plates and an angle line. In the south, these wooden parts are called bow timbers. The keel, in the middle part of the ship, is called a keel plate, or sometimes a welling plate, in iron shipbuilding. On Hasselteraken, the keel plate extends to the stern. The bow falls slightly inward behind, with the bend just below the keel plate.

Based on the scarce data, wooden Hasselteraken had a pavilion under the raised aft deck. Iron examples usually have a cabin, or they are deck ships. In the latter case, the living quarters are located under the non-raised aft deck. This can only be done on deep ships.

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