A shipbuilders' model of the S.S. "LanFranc" for the Booth Steamship Co.,Scottish, circa 1905
Lot 475
A shipbuilders' model of the S.S. LanFranc
circa 1906 117-3/4 x 23 x 48 in. (299 x 59 x 122 cm.) cased.
Sold for US$ 16,250 inc. premium
Lot Details
A shipbuilders' model of the S.S. LanFranc
The Booth Steamship Co., Scottish, circa 1906
the hull built up from the solid in lifts in ¼ in.=1 ft. scale, and painted with a double red bottom, black and white topsides, inset brass portholes, lowered gangways, rudder, and two brass propellers. The decks are of laid veneer with the deck details and planking drawn in India ink. The decks are fitted with numerous details including: anchors, anchor chain, anchor windlass, chocks, bollards, brass ventilators, railings, cargo hatches with veneer covers, masts rigged with standing and running rigging for cargo booms, cargo winches, canopy frames on the fore deck and after deck, open bridge with enclosed bridge wings, binnacle, engine telegraphs and search lights, running lights, funnel painted black, (12) lifeboats rigged on davits, flag and jack staff, and numerous other details. Displayed on four baluster turned pedestals within a later glass display case.
117-3/4 x 23 x 48 in. (299 x 59 x 122 cm.) cased.

Footnotes

  • The S.S. LanFranc was built by the Caledon Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. of Dundee in 1906 for the Booth Steamship Co., Ltd which operated routes from the UK to Manaus (1000 miles up the Amazon). At the outbreak of World War I she was commissioned as a hospital ship and on the 17th April 1917 she was torpedoed by the German submarine UB-40 and sank about four miles off Le Harvre, France.
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