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Fighting vessel; Frigate

Green Blackwall collection

Object connections:

Collection Green Blackwall collection, Ship models, Special collections
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID SLR2224
Description Scale: 1:48. A sectional model of the stern of a single-screw frigate, depicting the method of raising and lowering a propeller. The model is made entirely in wood, using box and beech woods, with metal fittings, is of plank-on-frame, and varnished a golden brown finish. Several single planks are removed to show the frames beneath. Fittings include a single eight-spoke steering wheel; stern gallery with two pairs of three windows and a carved relief crown between the two sets; quarter galleries, each with four windows and garter stars on their aft panels; three scuppers on each of the port and starboard sides with two gunports above them; propeller; and a two-bladed propeller set into a frame that can be raised and lowered in the propeller well. When the propeller is in the lowered position, a wooden pin can be pushed through the deadwood that engages with the propeller, enabling it to be turned. The model is displayed on a mahogany tablet-like baseboard which has a slot set into the middle of the long side to accommodate the keel of the model.
Date made circa 1860

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Green Blackwall Collection. We regret that Museum enquiries have not been able to identify the copyright holder and would welcome any information that would help us update our records. Please contact the Picture Library.
Materials wood; cotton; brass; copper; metal; paint; varnish
Measurements Overall model: 262 x 271 x 208 mm; Base: 22 x 147 x 75 mm
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