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HMS Euryalus(1853); Warship; Frigate; Screw

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Collection Ship models, Powered warships
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsEuryalus (1853)
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 SLR0100
Description Scale: 1:48. A contemporary full hull model of the screw frigate ‘HMS Euryalus’(1853), complete with figurehead, stump masts, a funnel and screw propeller, the whole of which is mounted on its original wooden baseboard. The ‘Euryalus’ was one of the earliest of the wooden screw-driven frigates built for the Royal Navy and was designed by the Surveyor’s Department. However, it was among the last true frigates before the introduction of the ironclads, such as the ‘Warrior’ in 1861. The term frigate lost its original meaning of a small, fast-sailing ship and was applied instead to ships which were the equivalent of earlier battleships. The ‘Euryalus’ was launched at the Royal Naval Dockyard, Chatham and measured 212 feet in length by 50 feet in the beam and had a tonnage of 2371 burthen. During the Crimean War, she twice saw action at the bombardments of Bomarsund and Sveaborg, and later in 1862, assisted the Naval Brigade at the bombardment of Jaiding [Kahding] during the Taiping Rebellion. Later in 1863–64, the ‘Euryalus’ served as flagship of Vice-Admiral Kuper at the bombardment of Kagoshima and forcing the Straights of Simonoseki, Japan. It was eventually sold out of service and broken up by Castle and Beech in 1867.
Date made circa 1853

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Royal Naval Museum Greenwich Collection
Materials coating: gilt; coating: varnish; metal: brass; paint; wood
Measurements Overall model: 400 x 1574 x 330 mm; Support: 88 x 55 mm
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