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90 (1937); Service vessel; Lightship (Full hull model; Rigged model)

Lifeboats and lifesaving vessels

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Collection Lifeboats and lifesaving vessels, Ship models
User collections anchor by espace_temps
Gallery locationStorage - Chatham (Floor plans)
Vessels90 1937, 91 1937, 92 1937

Object details:

Object ID SLR1531
Description Scale: Unknown. A full hull model the lightships 90 (1937) made entirely in wood with metal and organic material fittings and painted in realistic colours. Hull fittings include anchors stowed in recessed in the port and starboard bulwarks and linked by cable through the hawse holes; single row of intermittent portholes; port and starboard navigation lights rigged to the gunwales; a pair of slender cables rigged through hawse holes on the port and starboard stern quarter bulwarks, and extending downward so that their ends are resting on the baseboard; a pair of davits for each anchor, single davits on port and starboard sides, amidships; and a pair of stern davits; and a single large rectangular rudder. Other features include a tall foremast and mainmast, each with a weathervane atop, the mainmast also having a large perforated ball rigged to it and serving as its axis; superstructure amidships with enclosed bridge and foghorn above; enclosed light on a tall gantry tower mounted atop the centre of the superstructure; and a pair of lifeboats stowed on davits aft the light tower. The model is mounted on four turned plated metal pillar supports and displayed on a rectangular polished mahogany baseboard that forms the floor of a bespoke glazed display case. On port and starboard superstructure ‘90’. On plaques ‘Noble & Co Model Maker Sunderland" and "Light Vessels Nos 90-91-92 Built for the Corporation of Trinity House by Philip & Son Ltd, Dartmouth 1937. Length 104' 0" B.P. At W.L. Beam 26' 0" Depth Mld 15' 0"’.
Date made circa 1937

Artist/Maker Noble & Company
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials wood; organic: cotton; metal: brass; metal: tin; metal: steel; inorganic: glass; coating: varnish
Measurements Overall model and case: 1127 x 1720 x 556 mm
  • 90 (1937); Service vessel; Lightship (Full hull model; Rigged model) (SLR1531)
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