Argentinean Central Battery Corvette ‘Almirante Brown’ 1880

Scale: 1:48 A contemporary full hull model of the Argentinean central battery corvette ‘Almirante Brown’ (1880), mounted on its original wooden baseboard together with a brass plaque. The hull has a ram bow with a short forecastle and poop. On deck there are the provisions for a two masted rig and other fittings, whilst the open bridge is located just forward of the funnel.

Built by Samuda Brothers, London and launched on 10 May 1880, the ‘Almirante Brown’ measured 240 feet in length by 50 feet in the beam and a tonnage of 4200 fully loaded. The central armoured battery was fitted with eight 8-inch breech-loading guns firing ahead and astern only. Smaller 5.5-inch guns replaced these during her refit at La Seyne in 1897–98, which subsequently reduced her complement from 520 to 380 men. She was later scrapped in 1930.

Object Details

ID: SLR1098
Collection: Ship models
Type: Builder's, Full hull model
Display location: Not on display
Vessels: Almirante Brown (1880)
Date made: circa 1880
People: Samuda Brothers Ltd.
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall model: 607 x 1625 x 370 mm; Base: 80 x 1665 x 390 mm
Parts: Argentinean Central Battery Corvette ‘Almirante Brown’ 1880

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