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Lady Torfrida (1890); Recreation vessel; Yacht

SLR1213
Racing and pleasure craft

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Collection Racing and pleasure craft, Ship models
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsLady Torfrida (1890)

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Object ID SLR1213
Description A contemporary full hull model of the 'Lady Torfrida' (1890), a three-masted topsail schooner yacht, built at a scale of 1:48. The model, which is decked, equipped and rigged, was re-rigged in 1976 by Jim Lees. There are two identical plaques at each end of the base. They read: ‘Auxiliary Steam Yacht/ “Lady Torfrida”/ Length 157’-0”/ Breadth 27-0/ Depth Moulded 17-0/ Tonnage Y.M. 539 Tons/ Indicated Horse-Power 700/ Speed in Knots 11 ¾’. This yacht was one of three of the same name that Sir William Pearce owned.
Date made circa 1890

Artist/Maker Unknown
Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials wood; cotton; brass; copper; steel; paint; varnish
Measurements Overall model: 825 x 1425 x 355 mm; Support: 30 x 100 x 80 mm
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