Rigged Model of the SS 'Himalaya'

Made:
1850-1853
maker:
C J Mare and Company

Whole model, scale 1:48, rigged, of the SS 'Himalaya', by C J Mare and Company, Blackwall, London, England, 1850-1853.

The SS 'Himalaya', was ordered by P&O and laid down in November 1851 as an iron steam passenger ship, said to be the biggest ship ever built at the time. Following her maiden passenger voyage in 1854, the Admiralty charted the ship for the Crimean War as a troopship. Shortly afterwards, the Admirality purchased the SS 'Himalaya' and renamed her the HMS 'Himalaya', converting her to carry up to 3000 soldiers.

Details

Category:
Water Transport
Object Number:
1888-241/1
Materials:
brass, copper wire, glass, metal (unknown), paint, steel and wood (unknown)
Measurements:
crate: 1610 mm x 980 mm x 3100 mm, 116.5 kg
type:
watercraft
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
J Hughes