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HMS Hyacinth(1829); Warship; 6th rate sloop; 18 guns

SLR0011
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Collection Ship models, Sailing warships
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsHyacinth (1829)
Publication(s)Ship models : their purpose and development from 1650 to the present : illustrated from the ship model collection of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

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Object ID SLR0011
Description Scale: 1:60. A contemporary full hull model of the 'Hyacinth' (1829), a ship rigged sloop 18-gun sixth-rate, built plank on frame and sailor made. Model is decked, equipped and rigged with three masts and flying a white ensign from the peak of the gaff. Launched at Plymouth in 1829, the `Hyacinth’ measured 109 feet along the gun deck by 30 feet in the beam, and it had a tonnage of 435 burden. It was flush-decked with a small forecastle and quarterdeck, and was armed with sixteen 32-pounder carronades and two 6-pounder guns. During its 42-year career, it was stationed in the West and East Indies from 1829-41, took part in the China Wars from 1841-42, and from 1843-46 it was stationed off the west coast of Africa in the suppression of the slave trade. After being reduced to 14 guns in 1847, it later became a coal hulk at Portsmouth before being broken up in 1871.
Date made circa 1829

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials brass; copper; cotton; paint; varnish; wood
Measurements Overall model: 722 x 1088 x 385 mm; Base: 161 x 698 x 166 mm
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