Fighting vessel; Frigate

Scale: 1:48. A sectional model of the stern of a single-screw frigate, depicting the method of raising and lowering a propeller. The model is made entirely in wood, using box and beech woods, with metal fittings, is of plank-on-frame, and varnished a golden brown finish. Several single planks are removed to show the frames beneath. Fittings include a single eight-spoke steering wheel; stern gallery with two pairs of three windows and a carved relief crown between the two sets; quarter galleries, each with four windows and garter stars on their aft panels; three scuppers on each of the port and starboard sides with two gunports above them; propeller; and a two-bladed propeller set into a frame that can be raised and lowered in the propeller well. When the propeller is in the lowered position, a wooden pin can be pushed through the deadwood that engages with the propeller, enabling it to be turned. The model is displayed on a mahogany tablet-like baseboard which has a slot set into the middle of the long side to accommodate the keel of the model.

Object Details

ID: SLR2224
Collection: Ship models; Special collections
Type: Sectional model; Plank-on-frame; Stern model
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Date made: circa 1860
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Green Blackwall Collection. 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: 262 x 271 x 208 mm; Base: 22 x 147 x 75 mm

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