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HMS 'Albion' (1842)
Scale: 1:48. A model of the port side of HMS 'Albion' (1842), an English 91-gun warship made entirely in wood and painted in realistic colours. The hull below the waterline is painted brown with a narrow cream stripe above and black above the waterline. There are two broad white stripes running horizontally along two gundecks and the main and poop deck, which are devoid of detail, are painted a uniform cream. The port quarter and stern galleries are shown. Fittings include a cathead, channels, port, main and mizzen stumpmasts, a funnel, a stump bowsprit, and a painted figurehead depicting a female warrior. The model is displayed on an off-white backboard with a stained wood bevelled edge. Plaque inscribed: '194 Albion, 72 guns, 1842 scale 1/48 (1/4" to 1') built at Plymouth as a sailing ship of 90 guns and converted to a 72-gun screw battleship (as shown by the model) in 1861. Sold 1884. Dimensions: - gun deck 204 ft. Beam 60 ft'.
Original size: 395 mm x 1563 mm x 185 mm
- Image reference: L0574-001
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London