Model of conoidal three-bladed propeller screw propeller

Made:
1839 in Greenwich

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Brass model, scale 1:8, of the conoidal three-bladed propeller patented and made by George Rennie, Greenwich, Kent, England, 1839. This type of this type of screw propeller was fitted to the iron steam ship 'Mermaid'. In 1842, the 'Mermaid' was purchased for the Royal Navy and renamed HMS 'Dwarf'. HMS 'Dwarf' was the first Royal Navy screw propeller steam ship.

Details

Category:
Marine Engines
Object Number:
1876-1361
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
J. and G. Rennie