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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.
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 'Lenox' wedge-clump mooring anchor
Model in metal of the "Lenox" wedge-clump mooring anchor
Rigged model of 16-gun schooner, 1800 (Prisoner-of-War model).
Model, of stem from ice breaker - S.S. 'Ermack'
Wooden model of stem of ice breaking S.S. "Ermack". 1898. Scale 1:24.
Whole model of a 'Pulwar', a decked boat
Whole model, scale 1:16, of a 'Pulwar', a decked boat with lowering mast, one square sail mat covered cabin and oars, used in the Murshidabad region, unsigned, India, 1800-1880
Model (rigged), of a 20-gun ship, 1719
Rigged model (block hull) of a 20-gun ship, 1719, in glazed case on table stand
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
Model of a Southern Iraqi Mash-huf
Model of a Mash-huf from the marshes of Southern Iraq. Scale 1:5.
Model of double-hulled tanker "Olympic Serenity"
Model of double-hulled tanker; 52,127 gt; 96733 dwt, "Olympic Serenity" (1991), original prototype built by Sumitomo Heavy Industries, launched 20 January 1991
Model of steel paddle-wheel steamer for LCC Thames Service
Whole model, scale 1:48, representative of the fleet of steel-built paddle steamers commisionned by the London City Councils, unsigned, England, 1904-1913
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
Jug commemorating the completi
Jug commemorating the completion of Eastham Locks on the Manchester Ship Canal, c.1891.
Model of Parson's marine turbines
Model (scale 1:24) shewing a 3' shaft arrangement of Parson's marine turbines.
Half pint glass beaker commemorating the opening of the Manchester Ship Canal, 1894
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.
Model of Scottish Zulu "Defiance" of Portknockie
Model of Scottish Zulu "Defiance" of Portknockie, 1896. During the last days of sail all fishing boats in Scotland with a sloping stern were classed as Zulus. Named after the Zulu War in 1879. Scale 1:24
Whole model of a "Ulak", Bengal produce boat
Model, scale 1:12, of a "Ulak", bengal produce boat, a large-clincher built boat, with mast and two sails, oars etc, unsigned, Bhagulpur, West Bengal, India, 1851-1900
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 Yarmouth lifeboat and its launching carriage
Whole model, scale 1:16, of the Lowestoft clinker built life-boat designed by William Teasdel, with its launching carriage (1850), by William Teasdel, England, 1845-1855
Water-colour drawing of Hastings lugger "Primrose"
Water-colour drawing of Hastings Lugger "Primrose", (bow view), by Edward Leslie Badham, c.1931.
Rigged model of Bermuda rig racing dinghy 'H.D.C. II'
Rigged model, scale 1:8, of a Bermuda rig racing dinghy 'H.D.C. II', by of the highly specialised type gradually developed from the old Bermuda-rig of the late 17th century
Model of a cargo and ferry boat used on the upper Nile
Model, scale 1:12, of a cargo and ferry boat used on the upper Nile, Egypt, 1900-1910 (Nile Cargo and Ferry Boat), by William Herbert Holloway, London, England, 1900-1910
Model of Oil Tank Steamer the 'British General'
Whole rigged model, scale 1:48, of the oil tank turbine steamer, the 'British General' (1922), unsigned, British, 1922-1925
Half-sectional model of the T.S. 'Olympic'
Cut-away model, scale 1:144 of the triple-screw passenger liner the T.S. 'Olympic' (1910), with painted panel showing the inner comparments with passengers, made by Bassett-Lowke Limited, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, 1910-1937. With brass plaque.
Sir Christopher Cockerel's tethered demonsration hovercraft model, 1955.
Replica of Cockerell's experimental hovercraft.
Model, of the 'S.S. Ermack' stern frame, rudder and prop-shaft housing
Wood model stern frame and rudder of the "S.S. Ermack"
Model of French 74-gun ship "Le Romulus", (Prisoner-of-War model), c.1812.
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.
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.
plaque for model of the 'World Progress'
Plaque for the V L C C Model "World Progress"
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 W. Wasteneys Smith's 'Stockless' anchor, silver plated
Model of W. Wasteneys Smith's "Stockless" anchor, silver plated.
Model mooring stone, for Norwegian 'Killick'
Mooring stone contained by sticks for model of Norwegian "Killick".
Model of East and West India Dock Gates
Model of Dock Gates, East and West India Docks (scale 1.48)
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".
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
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
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 (unrigged), of the Royal Yacht 'Princess Royal', 1770
Model (unrigged) of the Royal Yacht "Princess Royal, 1770
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, of a West African canoe surf boat
Model of a canoe surf boat for West Coast of Africa