Product images of 'Shannon' (1806)
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Scale: 1:48. A contemporary half block model of the 'Shannon' (1806), a 36-gun frigate. The hull is carved form a solid block of wood(?) and is painted a metallic copper colour below the main wales separated by a thin white line along the waterline. The topsides are painted black, with the main gundeck highlighted by a creamy white horizontal band and the gunports cut through.The gunports on the forecastle and quarterdeck gunports are cut through the bulwarks. The bow is fitted with head rails just aft of a painted scroll(?) and trailboard figurehead, with a stump bowsprit above.The upper deck is flush and fitted with three stump masts painted an off white colour. The stern is complete with carved galleries, painted black, below which is a rudder complete with gudgeons and pintles. The whole model is mounted on a rectangular wooden backboard which is painted a creamy white surrounded by a stained moulded edging. The number "(1)" is painted in white on the lower backboard edge amidships.
Original size: 290 mm x 1155 mm x 135 mm
- Image reference: L0679-002
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London