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Model of the 'Mermaid' (1784), warship, frigate, 32 guns
Scale: 1:48. A contemporary full hull model of the 'Mermaid' (1784), a 32-gun frigate, built in 'bread and butter' fashion, planked and finished in the Georgian style. Model is partially decked and equipped, and is mounted on its launching cradle in a slipway, depicting the vessel prior to launch. On deck there is a full set of launching flags including from the bow, the Union Jack, Admiralty flag with foul anchor motif, Royal Standard and furthest aft, the Union flag.
As part of the base unit there is a drawer at one end, which hides a separate section of slipway. Once pulled out, it doubles the length of the slip. A small catch can then be depressed which releases the model down slipway. The stern decoration is typical for this period where the style of carving is crisp and finished with clear varnish, even down to the name plaque mounted on the counter.
Original size: 520 mm x 960 mm x 235 mm
- Image reference: L2414-001
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Mercury Collection