Naworth Castle(1892); Cargo vessel; Ship

Scale: 1:96. A high quality exhibition standard waterline model of the three-masted steel ship ‘Naworth Castle’ (1892). The model depicts the vessel lying at anchor with all of its yards braced square. The absence of sails on the yards may suggest that it shows the vessel laid up awaiting orders for the next voyage. It is also flying the red ensign from the peak of the gaff as well as the company house flag of J. Chambers & Co. from the top of the mainmast.

The ‘Naworth Castle’ was built by W. Pickersgill and Sons of Sunderland and launched in 1892. Measuring 264 feet in length by 39 feet in the beam and a tonnage of 1895 gross, it was to be the last sailing ship built for the Liverpool ship owners. In 1899 it was sold to the German shipbuilding company of Knohr and Buchard of Hamburg, and renamed ‘Tarpenbek’, trading mainly in the North Atlantic between Amsterdam, Antwerp and Newfoundland.

After a further 23 years, it was sold again to Nordesche Handels and renamed ‘Tamara XII’. Its career with this company was short lived as it was wrecked off the Orkney Islands in February 1923 on a voyage from Leith to Hamburg.

Object Details

ID: SLR0068
Collection: Ship models
Type: Waterline model; Rigged model; Scenic model
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Rowland, Stephen
Vessels: Naworth Castle 1892
Date made: 1900-1950; 1900-50
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall model: 505 x 1206 x 406 mm; Base: 1217 x 418 x 65 mm

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