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HMS Erebus (1826); Warship; Exploration vessel

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Collection Ship models
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsErebus (1826)

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Object ID SLR2253
Description Scale: Unknown. A sectional model depicting the square stern of the bomb vessel HMS Erebus (1826) as converted for polar exploration. The model is made entirely in mahogany, stained and varnished a traditional red-brown colour. The aperture for the rudder and the propeller well and cavity, are all shown. The exterior sides of the poop deck are scored horizontally to resemble planking. Two paper labels are applied to the deck, side by side, marked "G" and "C" and "Arctic Ships" has been handwritten beneath them. A paper label is applied to the stern marked "1".
Date made circa 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials wood: mahogany; coating: varnish
Measurements Overall model: 311 x 247 x 302 mm
  • HMS Erebus (1826); Warship; Exploration vessel (SLR2253)
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