A fourth rate warship (1703), 50 guns by unknown

A fourth rate warship (1703), 50 guns


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A fourth rate warship (1703), 50 guns

Scale: 1:48. A contemporary full hull model of a 50-gun small two-decker (circa 1703) built plank on frame in the Navy Board style. The model is decked and equipped and mounted on an original baseboard. The monogram 'AR' for Queen Anne is carved into the lower stern gallery decoration. Above the open galleries is a shield inscribed 'IL 170' which may refer to John Lock, a Master Shipwright at the Royal Dockyard, Plymouth during the early years of the 18th century.

This model is unique as it is fitted with both a steering wheel and the remains of a whipstaff. If the wheel is original, it is the earliest evidence known for this fitting on an English ship. It also highly decorated with painted friezes along the bulwarks with carvings on the bow, stern galleries and wreaths around the gunports.

Original size: overall model: 265 mm x 950 mm x 220 mm; Base: 223 mm x 1025 mm x 305 mm

  • Image reference: L2419-006

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