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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 which represents the paddle steamers "Queen Victoria" and the ''Prince of Wales''
Whole model, scale 1:48, representing the paddle steamer "Queen Victoria" (1887) and it's sister the 'Prince of Wales' with 2 masts, 2 funnels, and 2 paddle wheels in glazed case with table stand (see note), possibly built by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1886-1927
Model of the T.S. 'Normandie'
Sea-level model, scale 1:100, of the tubine steamer 'Normandie' (1932), on plaster sea diorama, by Bassett-Lowke Limited, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, 1932-1947