Warship (1775); Third rate; 64 guns

Scale: 1:48. A contemporary plank on frame full hull model of a 64-gun, two-decker ship of the line (circa 1775). The model is decked and equipped. It previously belonged to the Royal Naval Museum. The model has a maiden figurehead and carved figures and decoration on the stern (partly damaged).

Taken from the model, the vessel measured 160 feet along the gun deck by 44 feet in the beam, displacing approximately 1375 tons. It was armed with twenty six 24-pounders on the gun deck, twenty six 18-pounders on the upper deck, ten 9-pounders on the quarterdeck and two 9-pounders on the forecastle.

The measurements of this vessel are near those of some contract-built third rates of 1782–85 but they had slightly larger quarterdecks and carried their mizzen channels higher – both indications of a later date. The model probably represents a preliminary design.

Object Details

ID: SLR0534
Collection: Ship models
Type: Full hull model; Plank-on-frame(?)
Display location: Not on display
Vessels: Navy Board model
Date made: circa 1775
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall model: 324 x 1203 x 301 mm; Base: 105 x 1250 x 269 mm

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