A Builder's Model of the MV INTERPRETER 1948
Built to a scale of 1:96. Solid hull with four blade brass propeller, painted black to the waterline and maroon below, with a broad brown boot top and inscribed timber decks. White gunwale and superstructure, with accommodation ladder hung on the starboard side. Brass portlights and painted draft marks to bow and stern, with Plimsol line amidships. Fine detail includes anchors, cable and winches, foremast with crow's nest, hatches with cargo derricks and winches. Central superstructure with open flying bridge and bridge wings, fitted with DF loop aerial, binnacle, telegraphs, fire buckets and leadsman's platforms. Detailed ship's boats hung on davits, with single funnel painted in Harrison livery. Aft hatches with cargo derricks and winches. Poop with emergency steering position, wheel, binnacle and telegraph. Both superstructure and poop fitted with tropical awning supports. Mounted on posts on a mahogany baseboard, with an ivorine Builder's plate for William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland.
In a glazed mahogany showcase, on a stand.
172 x 43 x 60cm
@INTERPRETER, and her sistership HERDSMAN, were the first Harrison vessels to be diesel powered. see also lot 173