Ganges (1873); Fishing vessel; Lugger; Cornish lugger

Full hull model of the 'Ganges' (1873), a lugger, built plank on frame at a scale of 1:24. The model is decked, equipped and rigged, with the sails set. ‘Ganges Penzance’ is written on the port and starboard bows and ‘PZ156’ is on the port and starboard stern quarters.

This Cornish Lugger was launched in Mousehole in 1873 and fished Cornish waters for 13 years. These luggers were extremely fast and seaworthy and could sail 45° into the wind. One, the ‘Mystery’ sailed from Newlyn, Cornwall via the Cape to Australia in 63 days when big schooners were taking 100 days.

Object Details

ID: SLR1048
Collection: Ship models
Type: Full hull model; Rigged model; Sails set; Plank-on-frame
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Vessels: Ganges 1873
Date made: early 20th century ?
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. We regret that Museum enquiries have not been able to identify the copyright holder and would welcome any information that would help us update our records. Please contact the Picture Library.
Measurements: Overall model: 800 x 855 x 169 mm; Base: 55 x 160 x 140 mm
Parts: Ganges (1873); Fishing vessel; Lugger; Cornish lugger

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