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Collection Ship models, Powered warships
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Fincham, John
Provenance: South Kensington Museum

Object details:

Object ID SLR2373
Description Scale: Unknown. A model of the stern of a warship made entirely in wood with metal fittings and painted in realistic colours. The model shows the apparatus for raising and lowering a two-bladed propeller. The hull is painted pink below the waterline with a narrow white stripe above and black above the waterline. A broad white stripe is painted along the gun deck, the deck section is painted off white, the inboard bulwark is painted dark green and the section face is ochre. The stern and quarter galleries windows all have nine lights, nine windows are painted, one is glazed and three are missing. Fittings include provision for a rudder, a propeller painted gold and a propeller shaft well. The model is mounted on a rectangular wooden baseboard, grained to resemble mahogany.
Date made circa 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials wood; metal; paint; coating: varnish
Measurements Overall: 322 mm x 490 mm x 361 mm; Base: 20 x 490 x 360 mm
  • Warship (SLR2373)
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