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HMS Lightning (1823); Fighting vessel; Gunboat

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Collection Ship models, Exploration and research vessels
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsLightning (1829)
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 SLR0709
Description Scale: 1:96. A full hull model of HMS ‘Lightning’, a wooden paddle gunboat launched in 1823. The model is built with planks on a solid block hull, is fully equipped on deck and is complete with two masts with standing and running rigging. The ‘Lightning’ was one of the first steam powered vessels to appear in the Navy List and as such, her shallow hull and paddle wheel propulsion made it ideal for survey work. During her 45 years of service, she carried out extensive surveys of the British Isles, Norway and Russia. She also did some pioneering work in deep sea dredging for marine biology and oceanography.
Date made circa 1979

Artist/Maker Roe, John
Place made Mary Tavy, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Reproduced with kind permission of the artist's son and grandsons.
Materials brass; cotton; paint; steel; wood
Measurements Overall model: 282 x 580 x 113 mm; Base: 30 x 623 x 189 mm
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