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Intrepid (1770); Warship; Third rate; 64 guns

Ship models

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Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsIntrepid (1770)

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Object ID SLR0525
Description Scale: 1:48. A contemporary ful hull skeleton model of the Intrepid (1770), a third rate 64 gun two-decker ship of the line. Numerous hand written labels attached to inner and outer surfaces of frame identifying specific parts. The ‘Intrepid’ model was almost certainly the one referred to in the following letter from King George III to Lord Sandwich in September 1773: ‘I shall be very curious to receive the model you mean to send tomorrow, and doubt not from the ingenuity of Mr Williams that it will thoroughly explain the construction of a ship, which the more I reflect on it the more it shows the perfection to which mechanics has arrived.’
Date made circa 1770

Artist/Maker Williams, probably Joseph
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials fruitwood; brass; varnish
Measurements Overall: 387 x 1095 x 277 mm
  • Intrepid (1770); Warship; Third rate; 64 guns (SLR0525)
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