Check out this quality reprint of Charles G. Davis’s The Building of a Wooden Ship, a book that’s essential to model ship builders:
TheModelShipwright.com’s Selected Plates from Souvenirs de Marine features more than 90 plates from the 1882 François-Edmond Pâris work “Souvenirs de marine. Collection de plans ou dessins de navires et de bateaux anciens ou modernes existants ou disparus avec les éléments numériques nécessaores à leur construction.”
With more than 130 ship plans for warships, merchant & fishing vessels and small craft from all over the world, with a heavy emphasis on Europe and Asia, Selected Plates from Souvenirs de Marine is indexed several ways so that readers can find vessels by plate number, type of illustrated vessel, name of vessel, and country/region of the vessel.
The book also includes an appendix valuable to the novice explaining how to “read” a ship plan, as well as a biography of Pâris and a bibliography of his work.