A good model of the Barquentine Waterwitch 1871. 32x12x22ins. (82x31x56cm)
Lot 69W
A good model of the Barquentine Waterwitch 1871. 32x12x22ins. (82x31x56cm)
£600 - 800
US$ 1,000 - 1,300
withdrawn
Auction Details
Lot Details
A good model of the Barquentine Waterwitch 1871.
Built by Trinity House Chief Officer Captain Jim Brown in 1974, of timber, plank on frame, painted black to the waterline and green below. Laid timber decks with detailed hatches, deck house, windlass, wheel and binnacle, ship's boat on davits. Wooden spars and card sails with accurate running and standing rigging. In a glazed display case and a packet of supporting documentation. 32x12x22ins. (82x31x56cm)

Footnotes

  • Waterwtch bore the distinction of being the last square rigged sailing ship trading under the British flag. As such, she was used by Trinity House to train their pilots, who were still required to qualify under sail. Sold to Estonia in 1939, she was lost in WW2.

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