Product images of 'Hercules' (1815)
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Scale: 1:48. A contemporary half block model of the 'Hercules' (1815), a 3rd rate 74-gun two-decker ship of the line. The hull is carved from a solid block of wood (?) and is painted a metallic bronze colour below the main wales. The topsides are painted black, interspersed by the two gundecks highlighted by creamy white horizontal bands. The gunports are let into the hull and painted black. The bow is fitted with head rails just aft of the male half bust figurehead with a stump bowsprit above. All three decks are flush and fitted with stump masts painted an off white colour. The stern is complete with carved galleries, painted black with a rudder below, complete with gudgeons and pintles. The whole model is mounted on a rectangular wooden backboard which is painted a creamy white surrounded by a stained moulded edging. There is a detached plaque which is inscribed "No 142 Hercules 74 1815. Built at Chatham. Harbour service at Hong Kong 1852 and sold there in 1865. Dimensions: - Gun deck 176ft 1in Beam 47ft7 1/4in". The number "(10)" is painted in white on the lower backboard edge amidships.
Original size: 374 mm x 1354 mm x 151 mm
- Image reference: L0605-001
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London