Warship; First rate; 120 guns

Scale: approximately 1:240. A full hull model of three-decker ship of the line (circa 1800). The model is decked, equipped and rigged. Its guns are linked to retractable pulls on either side of base. There is a male figurehead with distinctive spiked club.

Made by French prisoners of war to a very small scale, this model is ten inches long. It is made in bone with a marquetry base of a type common with such models. It represents a large ship of 120 guns and has the name ‘Teryble’ on the stern, but there is no obvious connection with any ship of that name. As usual with prisoner of war work, the details of rigging are quite accurate, the bowsprit is at too steep an angle and the hull shape slightly less exaggerated than in some models of this type.

Object Details

ID: SLR0629
Collection: Ship models
Type: Full hull model; Plank-on-frame; Rigged model
Display location: Not on display
Vessels: Teryble
Date made: Circa 1800
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Measurements: Overall model and base: 364 x 418 x 156 mm

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