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Lot 39W
A good cased model of the clipper ship Thermopylae
37.5x24x12ins. (95x61x30cm)
Sold for £750 (US$ 946) inc. premium

Lot Details
A good cased model of the clipper ship Thermopylae
Built by the Master modeller I.W.Marsh.
Hull of timber, painted green to the waterline and maroon below, with painted figurehead, trailboards and stern decoration. Varnished deck with detailed fittings, deck houses and ship's boats. Wooden spars with moulded sails and detailed rigging. set on crutches in a glazed display case. 37.5x24x12ins. (95x61x30cm)

Footnotes

  • Thermopylae was built by Walter Hood of Aberdeen for the Aberdeen Line and launched in 1868 for the China Tea trade. On her maiden voyage she set a record time to Melbourne, Australia, which still stands today. In 1872 she took part in a famous race against the Cutty Sark with Tea from Shanghai, which she won when Cutty Sark broke her rudder. When the tea trade collapsed, she was diverted like many other clippers into the Australian wool trade until she was sold, in 1897 to the Portuguese Government as a sail training ship. She was torpedoed with full military honours by the Portuguese Navy off Cascais in 1907.
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