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HMS 'Volage' (1869)
Scale: 1:48. A half block model of the starboard side of the 10-gun single-screw, steam corvette HMS 'Volage' (1869), made entirely in wood and painted in realistic colours. The hull is painted to resemble oxidised coppering below the waterline, and black above. The hull has a clipper bow. Fittings include decorated trail boards, single row of portholes, stump bowsprit, foremast and mainmast, a stump funnel painted ochre, rudder, and stern gallery windows. The propeller and figurehead are currently missing. The model is displayed on a rectangular wooden backboard painted duck-egg blue with frame edges (left-hand edge currently missing). Handwritten on backboard 'HMS Volage. Built by The Thames Iron Works - Shipbuilding, Engineering & Dry Dock Comp. Blackwall London for Her Britannic Majesty'. On plaque '272 Volage corvette - 1869. An iron-built unarmoured ship built at Blackwall served for many years in The Training Squadron. Sold in 1904. Original armament: - 67in and 4 6in M.L. Second armament 18 6in M.L. Final armament 10 6in B.L. and 2 6in M.L. Dimensions Length 270ft Beam 42ft Displacement 3320 Tons Speed 15 knots'.
Original size: 302 mm x 1982 mm x 128 mm
- Image reference: L0824
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London