Fighting vessel; Bomb vessel

Scale: Unknown. A model of a midship section of a bomb vessel made entirely of wood with metal fittings and painted in realistic colours. The model shows the position of a mortar, bed and platform and the strengthening of the ship's timbers to accommodate it. The hull is carved from solid wood and painted white below the waterline with solid black wales above and stained and varnished wood above the wales. A frieze is painted on the bulwarks featuring acanthus leaf decoration on a blue background. The gunwales are painted black and there are five swivel guns mounted on the port and starboard sides. The deck is shown in frame and features two hatches and four large guns on sea service carriages. All the depicted guns are turned in wood, painted gold with red barrel tips. Directly beneath the mortar position strengthened vertical and horizontal timbers encompass a two-tier shot rack. The model is displayed on a black painted display wooden rectangular baseboard with a pair of stabiliser supports, in an original display case, glazed on all four sides and top.

Object Details

ID: SLR1798
Collection: Ship models
Type: Sectional model; Midship model
Display location: Not on display
Date made: Unknown
People: Nelson, Horatio
Credit: On loan to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, from a private lender
Measurements: Overall model and case: 313 x 465 x 397 mm

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