BK 126; Fishing vessel: Coble

Scale: 1:12. This model of a northeast coast salmoning coble was made by Mr L. D. Towns, Director of the North East Coast Boat Builders from where we acquired the model.

These twenty-eight foot motor vessels are perfectly adapted to close inshore salmoning along the Northumberland coast. The model shows well the highly distinctive shape of the coble and very deep, plank-like rudder. It comes with a pair of oars, themselves unusual in their own right, and a canvas awning that covers the entire forepart of the boat held aloft, tent-like, by a collapsible wooden frame. There is provision on the model for a small motor to drive the propeller. It is a very realistic-looking thing even down to the roughly painted matt black protective coating applied to the bottom boards.

Object Details

ID: SLR2506
Collection: Ship models
Type: Full hull model
Display location: Display - Sea Things Gallery
Creator: Towns, L. Duncan
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: 174 x 689 x 185 mm; Rudder: 207 x 141 x 8 mm; Inspection hatch: 65 x 50 x 3 mm; Weed box: 19 x 25 x 20 mm; Oar: 351 x 9 x 21 mm
Parts: BK 126; Fishing vessel: Coble

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