HMY Victoria & Albert( II) (1855); Royal/ceremonial vessel; Yacht

Scale: 1:48. A contemporary builder's style full hull model of HMY 'Victoria & Albert' 1855. The model is decked and equipped with a full set of boats (including the Royal Barge) mounted on davits, anchors, capstan, an ornate double wheel and stump masts.

This was the second yacht of this name and was built and launched at HM Dockyard, Pembroke in 1855. Measuring 300 feet in length by 40 feet in the beam, it had a displacement tonnage of 2479 and was capable of 14¾ knots service speed. During her first voyage in 1855 and on many subsequent occasions she proved to be a good sea boat. Queen Victoria used her extensively, including periodic reviews of the fleet, inspection of ships and official visits to various United Kingdom and continental ports. After an extensive refit in 1868 the Royal Yacht continued in service until 1901. She was eventually broken up in 1904.

Object Details

ID: SLR0882
Collection: Ship models
Type: Full hull model; Rigged model
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Vessels: Victoria and Albert (1855)
Date made: Circa 1855
Exhibition: Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 430 x 2240 x 440 mm
Parts: HMY Victoria & Albert( II) (1855); Royal/ceremonial vessel; Yacht

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