Antonio Lemos

Scale 1:48. A contemporary full hull model of the ‘Antonio Lemos’ (1900), a stern paddle steamer. Constructed in the builder’s style, the model is decked and fully equipped and mounted on a modern baseboard. Built by Lobnitz & Company, Renfrew, it was designed by the Faversham firm of James Pollock & Sons and measured 171 feet in length by 30 feet in the beam with a tonnage of 300 gross. The ‘Antonio Lemos’ was powered by a non-condensing horizontal steam engine driving a stern paddle wheel at a top speed of 12 knots.

A number of British shipyards specialized in the South American market and this stern paddle steamer is typical of a large number being produced to deal with the large volume of river trade, especially for Brazil, which was enjoying a boom in the rubber trade. This vessel was owned by the Amazon Steam Navigation Company, Para, and went out to Brazil under her own steam, sufficiently boarded up to protect against bad weather during the passage. She was eventually lost in Brazil in 1904.

Object Details

ID: SLR1317
Collection: Ship models
Type: Builder's, Full hull model
Display location: Not on display
Vessels: Antonio Lemos (1900)
Date made: circa 1900
People: Lobnitz & Co Ltd
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 400 mm x 1075 mm x 196 mm

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