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Service vessel; Whaler; Montagu whaler

Ship models

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Collection Ship models
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 SLR2828
Description Scale: 1:12. A half longitudinal sectional model of a fully equipped pulling and sailing service whaler (circa 1900), mounted on crutches secured to a baseboard. The hull is built in plank on frame fashion and is complete with a variety of fittings including thwarts, floors, gratings, mast tabernacle, copper buoyancy tanks and a rudder with tiller. It is quite probable that this model was made as a training aid for teaching seamanship to naval cadets. It is painted in the traditional battleship grey with varnished wood on the gunwale and seating in the stern sheets area.
Date made circa 1900

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials coating: varnish; metal: brass; metal: copper; paint; wood
Measurements Overall model: 318 x 1380 x 189 mm; Base: 117 x 1200 x 214 mm
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