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HMS Rattler (1843); Warship; Wooden screw sloop

Ship models

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Collection Ship models
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: South Kensington Museum
VesselsRattler 1843

Object details:

Object ID SLR2380
Description Scale: 1:8. A model of the after part of the wooden screw sloop HMS Rattler (1843) showing the propeller and the large aperture for raising and lowering it. The frame of the model is made in stained and varnished mahogany and on both sides an inscription has been painted which reads "HMS Rattler after part, shewing propeller and means of raising same. 1844." The two bladed propeller has been carved from wood and painted to resemble bronze. The propeller shaft has been turned from wood, made in two sections, and can be withdrawn thus disengaging the propeller. The shaft has been painted to resemble iron or steel. The apparatus for raising and lowering the propeller has been made in wood and metal plate, painted a uniform bronze colour, and is attached to two lengths of chain which are attached to the top of the apparatus through two large square apertures in the frame. Attached to the right-hand side of the frame a paper label has been applied bearing an inscription (not legible).
Date made circa 1844

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials wood; metal: brass; metal: tin; metal; paint; coating: varnish
Measurements Overall model: 845 mm x 809 mm x 385 mm
  • HMS Rattler (1843); Warship; Wooden screw sloop (SLR2380)
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