Our friend James Hitchcock prepared a fantastic book recently. I believe it is a very good source for scale model ship builders and researchers. A good source to have in your collection.
This book features more than 90 plates from the 1882 François-Edmond Pâris work “Souvenirs de marine.” The plates include 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. The book is indexed 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.
Click on the image below to get the book from Amazon.