Lady Torfrida (1890); Recreation vessel; Yacht

A contemporary full hull model of the 'Lady Torfrida' (1890), a three-masted topsail schooner yacht, built at a scale of 1:48. The model, which is decked, equipped and rigged, was re-rigged in 1976 by Jim Lees. There are two identical plaques at each end of the base. They read: ‘Auxiliary Steam Yacht/ “Lady Torfrida”/ Length 157’-0”/ Breadth 27-0/ Depth Moulded 17-0/ Tonnage Y.M. 539 Tons/ Indicated Horse-Power 700/ Speed in Knots 11 ¾’.

This yacht was one of three of the same name that Sir William Pearce owned.

Object Details

ID: SLR1213
Collection: Ship models
Type: Full hull model; Rigged model
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown; Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd
Vessels: Lady Torfrida (1890)
Date made: circa 1890
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall model: 825 x 1425 x 355 mm; Support: 30 x 100 x 80 mm
Parts: Lady Torfrida (1890); Recreation vessel; Yacht

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