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These objects reflect the history of Britain's shipping industry and dockyards, as well as the international development and construction of water transportation, from Chinese and Japanese junks to Dutch sloops.
Model of a 28 gun frigate
Model, scale 1:48, rigged, of a 28 gun frigate (c.1785), rigged by Science Museum, Workshops 1907, unsigned, England, 1770-1780. Actual ship designed by Sir John Williams, England, United Kingdom.
Model of Brighton Hog Boat, "The Prince George"
Model, scale 1:8, Brighton Hog Boat, 'The Prince George'; Hoggy; Hog-Boat, Brighton, Sussex, England, 1797. With human figure by by Barbara Mary Campbell, Kingston-upon-Thames, Greater London, England, 1962. Hog Boats, or Hoggies, were the ordinary off-shore decked, fishing boats of the South Coast, between Eastbourne and Shoreham, during the 18th century.
Model of French 74-gun ship "Le Romulus", (Prisoner-of-War model), c.1812.
Model, of the 'S.S. Ermack' stern frame, rudder and prop-shaft housing
Wood model stern frame and rudder of the "S.S. Ermack"
Whole model of battleship HMS 'Captain'
Contemporary model, 1:60 scale, of HMS ‘Captain’ built 1708 to the 1706 Establishment (naval specification), a 70-gun, 3rd-rate, man-of-war navel vessel, without rigging or masts with cut-away to show construction, built by William Hammond, shipwright at Portsmouth naval dockyard, 1714. The 'Captain', was involved in the defeat of the Spanish fleet off Cape Passaro with the British forces commanded by Admiral Sir George Byng.
Rigged model of Flemish carvel construction Carrack
Rigged model, scale 1:60, of a Flemish carvel construction Carrack, with overhanging forecastle c. 1450-1480, by Robert Morton Nance, Nancledra, Cornwall, England, 1910-1921. Robert Morton Nance constructed the model from an accurate and detailed print by WA, a Flemish master illustrator active around 1490.
Model of Bathyscaphe "Trieste"
Model of the bathyscaphe the 'Trieste' (1953), designed by Auguste and Jacques Piccard at Naples, model made by Ley Kenyon, 1960-1969
Sir Christopher Cockerel's tethered demonsration hovercraft model, 1955.
Replica of Cockerell's experimental hovercraft.
Large model of Upper Yangtze trading junk
Rigged model, scale 1:14, of Upper Yangtze trading junk, with wood cabin and decorated with ying yang designs, Yangtze River, China, 1901-1930. With human figures by Barbara Mary Campbell, Kingston-upon-Thames, Greater London, England, 1963.
Whole model of H.M. Brig 'Fantome'
Whole contemporary model, scale 1:39, rigged, of the 16-gun brig-rigged sloop of war, the HM 'Fantome' (1839), unsigned, Chatham, Medway, Kent, England, 1839, model (re)rigged by Science Museum, Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1902-1903
Model of a Welsh Coracle from the River Teifi
Model of a Welsh Coracle from the River Teifi.
Model of a Phoenician bireme ship
Rigged model, scale 1:72, of a Phoenician Bireme c.700 BCE with two tiers of oars on wood stand, unsigned, Asia, 1845-1964
plaque for model of the 'World Progress'
Plaque for the V L C C Model "World Progress"
Model, of W. Wasteneys Smith's 'Stockless' anchor, silver plated
Model of W. Wasteneys Smith's "Stockless" anchor, silver plated.
Model of half midship section of cargo vessel
Model of half midship section of cargo vessel illustrating "hold beam" method of construction
Model, illustrating a ship's life-raft
Model mode of fitting Hurst's Bulwark Life Raft to the waist bulwarks of a ship
Sectional model, of a diving bell with Dr. Taylor's air supply arrangement
Sectional model, scale 1:?, of a diving bell with Dr. Taylors arrangements for supplying air to the bell in an upward jet near the mouth etc
Model of East and West India Dock Gates
Model of Dock Gates, East and West India Docks (scale 1.48)
Whole model of Meiram River (Siam) ordinary open boat (Ru a Chang)
Whole model of Meiram River (Siam) ordinary open boat (Ru a Chang), with steer-board tied to a post in the aft section, unsigned, Bangkok, Krung Thep Mahanakhon, Thailand, 1858-1908
Rigged main central sail from large rigged model of an Amoy Fishing Junk
Model of bamboo raft from large rigged model, scale 1:10, of a Chinese fishing junk used in the Amoy district of the Formosa Straight, unsigned, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China, 1937
Plaque for model
Brass plaque for model of a brigantine c.1850, reads: BRIGANTINE OF ABOUT 1850,/ ARMED FOR TRADING IN THE/ CHINA SEAS./.../MODEL MADE BY G. DEMAREST,/ PRINCIPAL SURVEYOR WITH/ LLOYD'S REGISTER,/ 1930.
Model, of a 30. ft. British Navy's ship's cutter, in glazed case
Model of a 30.ft. Service Cutter, scale 1:48, in glazed case. (with mahogany carrying case and key)
Model, of a West African canoe surf boat
Model of a canoe surf boat for West Coast of Africa
Display model of 100-ton floating sheer legs for H.M. War Office
display model (scale 1:48) of 100-ton floating sheer legs for H.M. War Office
Model (rigged), 100-gun ship, on ornate wood stand, 1800
Rigged model of a 100-gun ship, c. 1800, (P. of W. Model), in glazed case
Model of small-palmed ship's anchor
Model of small-palmed anchor, with one palm of the usual size by way of contrast (Rodger's patent).
Model mooring stone, for Norwegian 'Killick'
Mooring stone contained by sticks for model of Norwegian "Killick".
Model (unrigged), of the Royal Yacht 'Princess Royal', 1770
Model (unrigged) of the Royal Yacht "Princess Royal, 1770
Back board layer from half block model of Southport fishing boat 'Jenny'
Back board layer from half block model with bulbous bow of the Southport fishing boat "Jenny".
Model of state barge of govenor of the English factory, calcutta, decorated in the style of an Indian Peacock boat
Model, scale unknown, of a decorated state barge resembling an Indian Peacock Boat, as built for the English Factory at Calcutta in the 18th century, unsigned, India, 1700-1929
Model, of Malayan, or Chinese rowing boat
Model (scale 1:36) of Malay or Chinese rowboat
Half model, of British Privateer 'Alexander', 1780, showing framing
Half model of British Privateer "Alexander" (c. 1780), in glazed case
Model of Tasmanian seine-net fishing boat
whole display model of Tasmanian seine boat.
Model, of rudder for Berthon's collapsible lifeboat model
Model, of rudder for collapsible lifeboat model, by Edward Lyon Berthon, Hampshire, England, 1849-1851
Model of passenger junk used on the Chien Chang River
Whole model (scale 1:24) of an oblique ended passenger junk used on the Chien Chang, China
Model, of Roman anchor
One of four models of Roman anchors with stone stock (white painted wood)
Model (rigged), of a 20-gun ship, 1719
Rigged model (block hull) of a 20-gun ship, 1719, in glazed case on table stand
Model, of W. Wasteneys Smith's 'Stockless' anchor, brass
Model of W. Wasteneys Smith's "Stockless" anchor, brass.
Model of elliptical stern of H.M.S Cleopatra
Half model of elliptical stern of H.M.S. "Cleoptra", 1835
Pressed glass plate showing fo
Pressed glass plate showing four steamships which took part in the procession to mark the opening of the Manchester Ship Canal on 1st January 1894.
Model of Admiralty Harbour drawing bell
Model (scale 1:12) of drawing bell used at Admiralty Harbour, Dover
Model, of anchor, invented by J. Aylen
Model, in iron, of an anchor, invented by J. Aylen (1852)
Model, layered plank construction of the yacht 'Titania I'
Whole model (layered) of the yacht "Titania I" ("Themis")
Model, of West African special hospital surf boat
Model of special hospital surf boat for service on West Coast of Africa
Model of a Chinese 'Tic a Tac' boat
whole model of a Chinese boat "Tic a Tac", district of Swatow.
Model of a 1000 AD Borobudur Jowanese ship
Model of a Jowanese Ship (c. 1000 AD) from Borobudur
Two models of Chinese night fishing boats
two whole models of Chinese fishing boats, fastened together for night fishing, district of Swatow.