Product images of HMS 'Britomart' (1847)
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HMS 'Britomart' (1847)
Scale: 1:48. A contemporary half block model of HMS 'Britomart' (1847), an 8-gun brig. The hull is carved from a solid block of wood (?) and painted a metallic bronze colour below the waterline with black topsides above separated by a thin white line. Along the broadside are six gunports cut into the hull and highlighted by a creamy white horizontal band at gundeck level. The clipper-shaped bow is fitted with headrails and a trailboard (modern replacement) with the relatively flat sheer running aft to a small angled square stern. There are two sets of channels fitted with chainplates and deadeyes along the bulwarks. The main deck is flush, fitted with two stump masts, and runs aft finishing with a small angled stern with a rudder below fitted with gudgeons and pintles. The whole model is fitted on a rectangular wooden backboard which is painted a creamy white and surrounded by a stained moulded edging which is inscribed with "(0)" amidships below the keel. There is a detached plaque which is inscribed "205 Britomart 8 guns 1847 Scale 1/48 (1/2in to 1') A small brig built at Pembroke. Coastguard service 1857 broken up 1874. Dimensions Gun deck 93ft. Beam? 3ins."
Original size: 177 mm x 700 mm x 94 mm
- Image reference: L0672
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London