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Preston(1742); Warship; Fourth rate; 50-guns

SLR0464
Ship models

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Collection Ship models, Sailing warships
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsPreston (1742)
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 SLR0464
Description Scale: 1:48. A block model of the ‘Preston’ (1742), a 50-gun, small two-decker. The ‘Preston’ was launched at Plymouth in 1742 and hulked in 1748. It was built to the 1733 Establishment. It was 134 feet long and 38½ feet in the beam, and weighed 853 tons burden. It carried a complement of 300 men. It had twenty-two 18-pound guns on its gun deck, twenty-six 12-pounders on its upper deck, fourteen 6-pounders on its quarterdeck, and four 6-pounders on its forecastle.
Date made 1739

Place made Plymouth Dockyard
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials paint; varnish; wood
Measurements Overall model: 267 x 1006 x 249 mm; Base: 111 x 1039 x 266 mm
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