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Ship of 80 guns, three-decker 2nd rate
Scale: 1:48. A contemporary full hull model of a three-decker (circa 1775) built plank on frame in the Navy Board style. This model is thought to be a design model only and with a gun deck length of 160 feet by 45 feet in the beam; this would place it somewhere between the 1733 and 1741 Establishments. Although the inscription 'Barfleur' appears on the counter of the stern, it cannot be identified with any ship of that name. This together with the elaborately carved figurehead of a single human figure would suggest a date later than 1740, probably circa 1775, when the order was issued for ships to have their names painted on the stern.
The model is of the highest quality of 18th-century model making and has a wealth of carved and painted decoration on the bow, stern, quarter galleries and bulwark friezes. It is also complete with a number of fittings both on deck and internally.
- Image reference: F9214-004
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London