Gladys (1901); Fishing vessel; Manx Nobby

Scale: 1:16. A full hull model of the Manx nobby Gladys (1901). Made entirely in wood with wood, metal and organic material fittings and painted in realistic colours. The carvel double-ended hull is painted black below the waterline and bulwarks, a triangular white section at the bow, and dark green above the waterline. Hull details include unpainted gunwales; hawse hole; and steeply raked stern with rudder. The depicted vessel is two-masted, lug-rigged, with a bowsprit. Four sails are set in total including a jib sail set of the bowsprit. The masts, yards, bowsprit and boom are all polished wood and the sails are made from brick red material. Other fittings include a nine-foot dinghy painted mostly white, fish boxes, a bucket, anchor and spare ropes. There is also a helmsman smoking a pipe at the stern, holding the tiller. The model is mounted on a pair of decoratively carved wooden supports with barrel-like tops and displayed on a rectangular wooden baseboard with sloping edges. On port and starboard bows ‘Gladys PL 61’. On stern quarters ‘Peel PL 61’. On the mainsail ‘PL 61’.

Object Details

ID: SLR1330
Collection: Ship models
Type: Full hull model; Rigged model; Sails set
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Brown, Alastair
Vessels: Gladys 1901
Date made: circa 1975
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: 1021 x 1232 x 258 mm; Support: 158 x 771 x 236 mm
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