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Warship; Frigate; Amazon class; Fifth rate; 32 guns

Green Blackwall collection

Object connections:

Collection Green Blackwall collection, Ship models
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsAmazon (1773)

Object details:

Object ID SLR0315
Description Scale 1:32. Built at this slightly larger and unusual scale, the model is a fine example of the Georgian style of modelling, with a fully planked hull and partially planked decks. The hull is constructed 'bread-and-butter’ fashion, of wooden planks glued together horizontally and then shaped externally to fit templates taken from the building plans. The wooden core is then gouged out internally to produce a shell of about an inch thick, over which the planking, deck beams and decoration are applied. The model has been made to a high standard of workmanship and includes some fittings not always shown, such as the compass binnacle just forward of the wheel, shot racks between the guns, the hammock-netting stanchions and swivel guns on the ship's side.
Date made circa 1780

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Green of Blackwall Collection
Materials fruitwood; metal; paint; varnish; gilt; brass
Measurements Overall model: 390 x 1420 x 370 mm; Base: 70 x 1565 x 522 mm
  • Warship; Frigate; Amazon class; Fifth rate; 32 guns (SLR0315)
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