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Recreation vessel; Yacht

Ship models

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Collection Ship models, Racing and pleasure craft
Gallery locationNot on display
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 SLR0390
Description Scale 1:24. A contemporary full hull model of a yacht built plank on frame in the Navy Board style.. It has been constructed from the traditional English fruit woods such as apple, pear and also box. Because of the amount of both painted and carved decoration, it is thought to represent a privately owned yacht as opposed to a small warship. The presence of only two sets of channels would suggest that the vessel was rigged as a two-masted snow. At the above scale, the length of the upper deck was 56 feet by 16 feet in the beam, with an approximate tonnage of 60 burden. It was lightly armed with ten eight pounder guns on both the upper and quarter decks. Of special interest is the wealth of carved decoration especially the belfry, quarterdeck rail and the figurehead.
Date made circa 1705

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials brass; paint; varnish; fruitwood
Measurements Overall model: 230 x 820 x 215 mm; Base: 80 x 18 x 140 mm
  • Recreation vessel; Yacht (SLR0390)
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