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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 the Steam Yacht 'Giralda'
Whole rigged model of the twin-screw triple-masted schooner yacht the S.Y. 'Giralda' (1894), probably by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., Govan, Scotland, c.1894. With eight life boats and eleven benches
Rigged model of H.M.S. 'Victory'
Whole rigged model, scale 1:48, of the line-of-battle ship HMS 'Victory', a representation of the full scale ship as she appeared in battle at Trafalgar on the 21st October 1805, mounted in model representation of a dry dock at Portsmouth, in brass framed glass display case, model and rigging by Dr. Charles Nepan Longridge and carvings by Mr. W. Garnish, Europe, 1900-1947.
Model, of 6-metre sailing cutter racing yacht 'May-be', 1927
Model, scale 1:6, of 6-metre sailing cutter racing yacht 'May-be', unsigned, British, 1927