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Warship (1775); Third rate; 64 guns

Ship models

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Collection Ship models, Sailing warships
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsNavy Board model

Object details:

Object ID SLR0534
Description Scale: 1:48. A contemporary plank on frame full hull model of a 64-gun, two-decker ship of the line (circa 1775). The model is decked and equipped. It previously belonged to the Royal Naval Museum. The model has a maiden figurehead and carved figures and decoration on the stern (partly damaged). Taken from the model, the vessel measured 160 feet along the gun deck by 44 feet in the beam, displacing approximately 1375 tons. It was armed with twenty six 24-pounders on the gun deck, twenty six 18-pounders on the upper deck, ten 9-pounders on the quarterdeck and two 9-pounders on the forecastle. The measurements of this vessel are near those of some contract-built third rates of 1782–85 but they had slightly larger quarterdecks and carried their mizzen channels higher – both indications of a later date. The model probably represents a preliminary design.
Date made circa 1775

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials fruitwood; bone; mica; brass; paint; varnish
Measurements Overall model: 324 x 1203 x 301 mm; Base: 105 x 1250 x 269 mm
  • Warship (1775); Third rate; 64 guns (SLR0534)
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