Royal George (1756); Warship; First rate; 100 guns

Scale: 1:24. A model of a half midship section of Royal George (1756) made entirely in wood with metal and organic fittings and painted, stained and varnished in realistic finishes. The hull is painted white below the wales, the wale itself is painted black and the hull above the wale is stained and polished wood. The upper hull is sectioned and scored to resemble planking that has been fixed to the frame with treenails. The section of frieze has been finely painted showing trophies and medallions on a blue ground. The inboard hull is painted black to just above the gun deck and also the lower part of the middle deck. The gun deck beams, knees and planking are polished wood. The middle deck knees and beams are painted red and the upper deck knees and beams are cream. All four decks are stained and polished wood and scored to resemble planking. The inboard hulls of the upper and quarter decks are painted red with blue above. There are ten gunports, two on the quarterdeck, the remainder have lids that can be opened (one lid missing). A section of channel is positioned between the upper and quarterdecks. Four guns on wooden carriages are shown, one on each deck. The guns are made from turned wood painted grey and the carriages are red with sea service trucks. The model is displayed on a rectangular wooden baseboard with bevelled edges and turned feet. The model is supported along its keel section by two brass stabiliser supports.

Object Details

ID: SLR0495
Collection: Ship models
Type: Sectional model; Midship model
Display location: Not on display
Vessels: Royal George (1756)
Date made: circa 1756
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 742 mm x 446 mm x 383 mm

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