51-gun steam frigate HMS 'Immortalite' (1859) by unknown

51-gun steam frigate HMS 'Immortalite' (1859)

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51-gun steam frigate HMS 'Immortalite' (1859)

Scale: 1:48. A contemporary full hull model of the 51-gun steam frigate HMS 'Immortalite' (1859). The hull is painted copper to indicate sheathing below the waterline, whilst above on deck are fitted a number of fixtures including a double wheel, stump masts and bowsprit, a chimney for the galley stove, a telescopic funnel in the lowered position and single capstan. The bow is decorated with a half bust figurehead whilst there is an open gallery around the stern under which is painted its name on a scroll on the counter.

The 'Immortalite' was built at Pembroke Dockyard and measured 251 feet in length by 52 feet in the beam and had a tonnage of 3984 displacement. She was originally ordered as a 60-gun sailing frigate but was later reordered and converted for screw propulsion. Her length was increased which resulted in her being the fastest wooden warship under sail, allegedly attaining a speed of 12 knots. After a fairly uneventful career spent mainly in port at Plymouth and Portsmouth, the 'Immortalite' was eventually struck off the Navy List and broken up in 1883.

  • Image reference: F7868-003

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