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Royal George (1756); Warship; First rate; 100 guns

Sailing warships

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Collection Sailing warships, Ship models
User collections Curator's pick: George III's ship models by jgraves
Gallery locationAtlantic Gallery (Floor plans)
PeopleProvenance: King William IV
VesselsRoyal George (1756)

Object details:

Object ID SLR0336
Description Scale: 1:48. A contemporary half full hull and half skeleton model of the Royal George (1756), a first rate, 100-gun three-decker ship of the line, built in the Georgian style. The model is partially decked and has the name Royal George painted on the counter of the stern. The starboard hull shows plank on frame while the port side is unplanked to show the internal construction and layout, including numerous fittings such as galley stoves, capstans and cabin furnishings.
Date made circa 1772-77

Artist/Maker Burroughs, Thomas
Place made Woolwich Dockyard
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection
Materials wood; bone; mother of pearl; brass; silver; mica; paint; varnish; gilt
Measurements Overall model: 440 mm x 1400 mm x 340 mm x 17 kg
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