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90 (1937); Service vessel; Lightship

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Collection Ship models, Lifeboats and lifesaving vessels
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Gallery locationNot on display
Vessels90 1937, 91 1937, 92 1937
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 SLR1531
Description Scale: not calculated. The model clearly shows how lightships have evolved into the highly specialized craft of today: the deep hull and large rudder for stability and compensates for the high centre of gravity caused by the light; built up for protection from high seas; large anchors to prevent drifting; prominent weather vanes and signalling apparatus; and the all-important light mounted as high as possible above the waterline. Lead-lines have been depicted from the stern quarters of the model which provide a continuous sounding of the depth of water. Light vessels ‘90’, ‘91’ and ‘92’ were built for the Corporation of Trinity House by Philip & Son Ltd., Dartmouth, in 1937.
Date made circa 1937

Artist/Maker Noble & Company
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials coating: varnish; inorganic: glass; metal: brass; metal: steel; metal: tin; organic: cotton; wood
Measurements Overall model and case: 1127 x 1720 x 556 mm
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