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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.
Whole block ship model, to illustrate 'wave-line' theory
Whole block ship model, shaped at both ends, with flat bottom, used to illustrate ‘wave-line’ theory, by John Scott Russell and Company, Millwall, Middlesex, England, 1848-1861
Whole block ship model, in elementary rectangular box shape
Whole block ship model, in elementary rectangular box shape, by John Scott Russell and Company, Millwall, Middlesex, England, 1848-1861
Whole model rigged 20 gun ship
Contemporary model, 1:48 scale, of 20-gun, 6th-rate, man-of-war naval frigate with full (original) rigging flags and cut-away section showing construction, built to the 1719 Establishment (naval specification) showing hull construction, unsigned, British, 1719-1733. The model is similar to HMS 'Blandford', 1720 and HMS 'Gibraltar' 1727
Whole model, full rigged, of ship of the line, H.M.S. 'Prince'
Contemporary whole rigged (rigged in Museum) model, scale 1:48, of English 1st rate ship of the line of 100/90 guns HMS 'Prince' (1670), showing hull construction method, designed by Peter Pett and made by Chatham Dockyard,
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
Whole rigged model of an English 50 gun ship
Contemporary rigged model, scale 1:48, of a 50 gun English ship proposed by the 1733 Establishment with contemporary rigging, unsigned, England, 1722-1740
Model, of ship and yacht's unsinkable steam launch
Model of unsinkable steam launch for ships and yachts use
Whole rigged model of the clipper ship 'Stonehouse'
1866 (original) 1871 (model); 1906 (rigging modified)
Whole rigged model, scale 1:48, of the sailing clipper ship 'Stonehouse', designed by Gilbert Row in 1863-1864 and built by John Smurthwaite at Pallion Shipyard, Tyne and Wear, England, 1866, later renamed the 'Fanny', made by 1871, masts, rigging and sails by the Museum in 1906.
Model of 120 gun ship: the French 1st rate "Ocean"
Whole rigged bone model, scale 1:96, of the French 120 gun 1st rate ship "Ocean" (1809), on an inlaid stand with Bauistrade design, unsigned, France, 1793-1815
Model of a Viking Ship of about A.D.900, excavated from Gokstad
1913; c. 900 CE
Model, scale 1:24, of a Viking ship (c 900 AD) discovered in 1880 in Norway - the Gokstad ship - propelled by sail and oars, with deck sections removed to show construction, made in Science Museum Workshops, South Kensington, London, England, 1913. With Viking figure by Barbara Mary Campbell, Kingston-upon-Thames, Greater London, England.
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 a 1000 AD Borobudur Jowanese ship
Model of a Jowanese Ship (c. 1000 AD) from Borobudur
Half section model, of 'Web Frame' ship construction
Model of half midship section of cargo vessel illustrating "Web Frame" system of ship construction
Half section model, of 'Deep Frame' ship construction
Model of half midship section of cargo vessel illustrating deep frame system of construction
Model of French 74-gun ship "Le Romulus"
Model of French 74-gun ship "Le Romulus", (Prisoner-of-War model), c.1812.
Model (rigged), of a 20-gun ship, 1719
Rigged model (block hull) of a 20-gun ship, 1719, in glazed case on table stand
Four metal screws and two 2 small metal components from Model of telegraph ship 'Monarch'
Four metal screws, and two 2 small metal components (in crystal box), from the whole rigged model of the twin-turbine telegraph ship the C.S. 'Monarch', unsigned, United Kingdom, 1946-1971
Half-block model, of first-rate ship of war stern-galleries on starboard side
Half-block model, of first-rate ship of war stern-galleries on starboard side, by JJ. Hardie, England, 1810-1830. The model shows Richard F.S. Blake's stern gallery construction proposals.
Half-block model, of first-rate ship of war stern-galleries on port side
Half-block model, of first-rate ship of war port stern-galleries, on port side, by JJ. Hardie, England, 1810-1830. The model shows Richard F.S. Blake's stern gallery construction proposals.
Model, of a sail used for merchant ship propulsion
Scale model of a sail used for merchant ship propulsion, made by SkySails GmbH & Co. KG, 2005.
Scale Model 1:100 of the ULCC (ultra large crude carrier) Globtik Tokyo
Model of portion of side of 80-gun ship
Model of portion of side of 80-gun ship, showing diagonal iron riders, thick strakes, etc.
Model of a Merchant ship (unrigged), c. 1850
Model of a Merchant ship (unrigged), c. 1850
Model of French 74-gun ship "Le Romulus"
Model of French 74-gun ship "Le Romulus", (ca. 1812) in glazed case. (Prisoner-of-War model).
Model (unrigged) of a 70-gun ship, 1714-1719, in g
Model (unrigged) of a 70-gun ship, 1714-1719, in glazed case. (Possibly "Prince Frederick" )
Contemporary dockyard model, unrigged, of the Fourth Rate 60-gun ship H.M.S. 'Achilles'
Contemporary dockyard model, scale 1:48, unrigged, of the 60-gun ship the H.M.S. 'Achilles' (1757), designed by Sir Joseph Allin and made by J. Barnard and Turner, Harwich, Essex, England, 1757-1775
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.
Rigged model of the "Cutty Sark"
1900-1933 (model); 1869 (original)
Rigged model, scale 1:48, of the clipper ship, 'Cutty Sark' (1869), an iron and wood composite sailing vessel with a copper-lined hull, built by Wm Denny and Brothers Limited, Dunbarton, Scotland; model made by Charles Nepean Longridge, model maker, 1900-1933 (see note)
Dockyard Model of the 'Manchester Merchant' Steamship
Dockyard model of the 'Manchester Merchant' steamship. The original ship was built by The Northumberland Shipbuilding Company Limited, Howdon on Tyne for the Manchester Liners Limited in 1903.
Model of the "Great Harry"
Rigged model, scale 1:72, of the warship the 'Henry Grace a Dieu' or the "Great Harry" (1540), based on a contemporary drawing by Anthony, Anthony, fl. 1546
Half-block working model of M. S. "Fullagar"
half-block working model, scale 1:24, of M.S. "Fullagar" (1920).
Cut-away model of the T.S. 'Olympic', 1910-1937
Cut-away model, scale 1:144, of the triple-screw passenger liner, the T.S. 'Olympic' (1910), with painted panel showing the inner compartments with passengers, made by Bassett-Lowke Limited, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, 1910-1937
Elizabethan galleon, 'Elizabeth Jonas'
Model ship, with full rigging and figure on deck. 1:48 scale model of the Elizabethan galleon, 'Elizabeth Jonas', built c.1600. Constructed by Science Museum model maker Philip Davies, in the workshops at South Kensington, London, in 1931. The human figure was a later addition made by Barbara Mary Campbell.
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.
Builder's whole, rigged model, of SS 'Great Eastern', 1853-1857
Builder's whole, rigged model, scale 1:96, of SS 'Great Eastern' by John Scott Russell and Company, Millwall, London, England, 1853-1857
Whole model rigged of the screw steamship "Great Britain"
Whole model rigged of the screw steamship "Great Britain", scale 1:48, with 6 masts, one funnel, 4 life boats, and the coat of arms of England on the bow on four metal feet, by an unknown maker, United Kingdom, 1840-1878
Model of the SS Oceanic (1899)
Model, scale 1:64, of the White Star Line Royal Mail Steamer "Oceanic" (1899), original built by Harland and Wolff Limited for the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company Limited. She was the last British transatlantic liner to be launched in the nineteenth century
Model of H.M. Bark 'Endeavour', 1974
Rigged model of H.M. Bark 'Endeavour', 1974. Originally merchant collier ‘Earl of Pembroke’, the ship was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1768, to be refitted and renamed for the voyage of Lieutenant (later Captain) James Cook for his voyage to Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus.
Model of Thor Heyerdahl's reed boat 'RA II'
Model of Thor Heyerdahl's reed boat RA II.
Whole contemporary shipyard model, H.M.S. 'Albion'
Whole contemporary shipyard model, scale 1:48, of the 90-gun sailing ship of the line of battle, HMS 'Albion' (1842), on painted wood base, designed by Sir William Symonds and made by, Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth, England, 1842
Model of 90-gun, 2nd-rate, man-of-war naval vessel, built to the 1706 Establishment
Contemporary model, scale 1:70, of 90-gun, 2nd-rate, man-of-war naval vessel, unrigged, built to the 1706 Establishment (naval specification), unsigned, English, 1706-1730. The model formerly belonged to Daniel Finch (1647-1730), First Lord of the British Admiralty (1681-4).
Model of a Greek galley
Model, scale 1:72, of a Greek galley, or warship, c.3000 B.C., with 24 oars, unsigned
Rigged model of "Santa Maria"
Model, scale 1:20, rigged, of the merchant ship the 'Santa Maria' (1492), with keel planks removed on starboard side, on stand, by Valentin Zumalabe, Spain, 1920-1923. With human figures by Barbara Mary Campbell, Kingston-upon-Thames, Greater London, England, 1963.
Model of the Blue Star Line T.S. 'Arandora Star'
Whole model, scale 1:48, of the Blue Star Line twin-screw turbine steamer 'Arandora Star' (launched in 1927), probably by Cammel Laird and Co Ltd, Birkenhead, England, 1927-1946
English ship, c.1485
Rigged model, scale 1:72, of an English three-masted 'Cog' (c.1485), with the arms of Richard Beauchamp, the Earl of Warick, reconstructed from the British Museum M.S. "The Pageant of the Earl of Warwick", (c. 1485).
Model of an early coastal paddle steamer, c. 1825
Model of the hull of an early paddle merchant steamer (ca. 1830), scale 1:48.
Whole model Norse herring drift-net boat
Whole model, scale 1:8, rigged, of a 'Ottering' or 'Stavaring' herring boat, with nets, floats and sinkers inside model, unsigned, Norway, 1800-1883. 'Ottering' or 'Stavaring' herring boats were used in the Norwegian herring fisheries from Trondheim northwards to Nordland.