Scale: Unknown. A model of the stern of a warship made entirely in wood with metal fittings and painted in realistic colours. The model shows the apparatus for raising and lowering a two-bladed propeller. The hull is painted pink below the waterline with a narrow white stripe above and black above the waterline. A broad white stripe is painted along the gun deck, the deck section is painted off white, the inboard bulwark is painted dark green and the section face is ochre. The stern and quarter galleries windows all have nine lights, nine windows are painted, one is glazed and three are missing. Fittings include provision for a rudder, a propeller painted gold and a propeller shaft well. The model is mounted on a rectangular wooden baseboard, grained to resemble mahogany.

Object Details

ID: SLR2373
Collection: Ship models
Type: Stern model; Sectional model
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Date made: circa 1845
People: Fincham, John; South Kensington Museum
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 322 mm x 490 mm x 361 mm; Base: 20 x 490 x 360 mm

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