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Queen Charlotte (1789); Warship; First rate; 100 guns

Ship models

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Collection Ship models
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsQueen Charlotte (1790)

Object details:

Object ID SLR0555
Description Scale: 1:60. A contemporary full hull model of the three-decker 100-gun first-rate ‘Queen Charlotte’ built plank on frame in the ‘Georgian’ style. The quality and finish of the model is exceptional both in the construction and the lavish carved and painted decoration. The ‘Queen Charlotte’ was launched at Chatham Royal Dockyard in 1789 and measured 190 feet along the gun deck by 52 feet in the beam and had tonnage of 2278. She was Lord Howe’s flagship at the Battle of the First of June in 1794 and also took part in Lord Bridport’s action off Croix in 1795. She was accidentally set alight off Leghorn in 1800 with the loss of nearly 700 lives.
Date made circa 1789

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials fruitwood; bone; brass; mica; paint; varnish; ivory?
Measurements Overall: 335 x 1185 x 270 mm
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