Warship; Bomb vessel

Scale: 1:24. A contemporary model of the midship section of a bomb ketch circa 1760. The hull is painted white below the waterline and the gunwale above is painted black. The hull above the gunwale has been varnished to resemble planking. Along the strakes three small guns have been mounted on either side of the hull. The framing and knees can be seen as well as deck beams. There are cannon balls in the shot racks beneath the mortar bed. The deck is shown mostly unplanked and in the centre is an octagonal mortar bed with two gratings fore and aft. The mortar covers are open so as to expose the mortar which is shown in an elevated position. The mortar covers, bed and other details have been painted red. The mortar and guns are painted gold. The model is displayed resting on its keel on a baseboard with two stabiliser supports and the baseboard rests on four bun feet. There is a label that reads: "Section of bomb vessel c.1760 showing mortar in position with magazine below". "Folio 1995" and "Folio 1295" are also on label.

Object Details

ID: SLR0507
Collection: Ship models
Type: Sectional model; Midship model
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Date made: circa 1760
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection
Measurements: Overall model: 248 x 358 x 348 mm; Base: 343 x 372 x 157 mm
Parts: Warship; Bomb vessel

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