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Small craft (1742); Longboat

Lifeboats and lifesaving vessels

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Collection Lifeboats and lifesaving vessels, Ship models
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsMedway (1742)

Object details:

Object ID SLR0330
Description Scale: 1:48. A contemporary full hull model of a ship's longboat, from the Medway (1742) (SLR0328), built in the Georgian style. The model is fully planked (carved from the solid), equipped and rigged and shows a large windlass amidships which was used for laying and retrieving the mother ship's anchors. Another model, SLR0329, shows the Medway longboat unrigged and in frame.
Date made circa 1742

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection
Materials wood; cotton; brass; paint; varnish
Measurements Overall model: 250 x 315 x 68 mm; Base: 30 x 137 x 50 mm
  • Small craft (1742); Longboat (SLR0330)
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