Nore (1796); Service vessel; Lightship

Scale: 1:24. A contemporary full hull model of the 'Nore' (1796), a lightship, built in 'bread and butter' construction, gauged out internally. The model is decked, equipped and rigged with the two lanterns rigged on a yard, which can be raised and lowered during times of use.

Said to be the first lightship owned by Trinity House, it was built by Hill and Mellish at Poplar, London and launched in 1766. Measuring approximately 51 feet along the deck by 16 feet in the beam, it had an approximate tonnage of 58 burden. The first recorded use of a moored lightship for the direction of shipping dates from 1732, when a Robert Hamblyn and David Avery established a lightship at the Nore in exchange for shipping dues to mark the approaches to the shoal-infested approaches to the Thames and Medway.

Object Details

ID: SLR0590
Collection: Ship models
Type: Full hull model; Rigged model
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Vessels: Nore 1796
Date made: circa 1796
Exhibition: Guiding Lights
People: The Corporation of Trinity House
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Mount: 447 mm x 178 mm; Overall model: 774 mm x 722 mm x 322 mm
Parts: Nore (1796); Service vessel; Lightship

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