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Full hull model, Greathead lifeboat, broadside
A contemporary full hull model of a Greathead lifeboat, circa 1790, built plank on frame at a scale of 1:12. The hull is double-ended with a distinct curve or sheer in shape and built with clinker planking on heavy wooden frames. It is fitted internally with cork blocks, for additional buoyancy, around the gunwale underneath the thwarts, or seating. It is also fitted with an external cork banding again for buoyancy as well as providing extra protection when coming alongside a casualty.
probably Henry Greathead
- Image reference: F2843-2
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London