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Full hull model, Greathead lifeboat
Scale: 1:24. A contemporary full hull model of a Greathead lifeboat, circa 1808, built plank on frame. 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 and 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. Being double-ended, it can be rowed in either direction and was pulled by up to ten oars.
- Image reference: F2935-2
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London