HMS 'Agamemnon' (1842) by unknown

HMS 'Agamemnon' (1842)


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HMS 'Agamemnon' (1842)

Scale: 1:48. A contemporary half block model of HMS 'Agamemnon' (1842), a 80 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 separate by a thin white line. The topsides are painted black, interspersed by the two gundecks highlighted by creamy white horizontal bands with gunports both cut and let in and painted black. The gunports above have been cut into the upperworks and vary in shape. The bow is fitted with head rails just aft of the decorated beakhead together with a cathead(modern replacement).The stern is complete with a carved quarter gallery, painted black with the mouldings and frames highlighted in gold together with a rudder fitted to the sternpost below. The whole model is mounted on a rectangular wooden backboard which is painted a creamy white surrounded by a stained moulded edging, on which is inscribed "(27)" under the keel amidships. There is a detached plaque which is inscribed "184. Agamemnon, 81 guns, design of 1837. Scale 1/48 (1/4" to 1') A design by Rear Admiral Hayes for a ship to be built at Woolwich. Her building was cancelled and her name was transferred to a newly designed screw battleship launched in 1852. Dimensions: - Gun deck 195ft Beam 54ft. 8in.".

Original size: 350 mm x 1465 mm x 168 mm

  • Image reference: L0695

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