An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743 (118x98x44cm)
Lot 66W
An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743
(118x98x44cm)
£30,000 - 40,000
US$ 50,000 - 66,000
Auction Details
An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743 (118x98x44cm) An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743 (118x98x44cm) An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743 (118x98x44cm) An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743 (118x98x44cm) An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743 (118x98x44cm) An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743 (118x98x44cm) An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743 (118x98x44cm) An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743 (118x98x44cm) An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743 (118x98x44cm) An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743 (118x98x44cm) An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743 (118x98x44cm) An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743 (118x98x44cm) An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743 (118x98x44cm) An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743 (118x98x44cm)
Lot Details
An exceptional contemporary model of an English 24 gun 6th Rate sloop ca. 1743
Built to a scale of 1/48. Hull of solid bread and butter timber construction below the gun deck and raised timber above. Painted buff to the waterline with black wale, and white below, with traditional Lion figurehead and decorated stern. Pierced for twenty guns on the main deck and four below, with an extra ballast port. Displaying fourteen turned wooden cannon on carriages. In addition, a series of hinged oar ports between the gun ports. Fine details include gratings, belfry, railing pieces and ship's wheel. Wooden spars with detailed running and standing rigging.
Mounted on a stand, with an additional base. (118x98x44cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Sir James Caird Collection 1937, ex. Mercury Collection. National Maritime Museum, Cat. no. 1743-2, de-acquisitioned, ex. Kriegstein Collection.

    This model is believed to represent a 6th Rate sloop of the 1741 Establishment, although in proportion slightly too fine to represent an actual vessel. It perhaps was made by an amateur craftsman for the Commander. The rigging is believed to be 19th century, and although in general accurate and correct is slightly heavier in proportion.

    The 24 gun 6th Rate was also known as a "Post Ship" Frigate, the smallest ship large enough for a Post Captain. These small vessels were maids of all work in the Georgian Navy, engaged as Convoy Escorts, blockade vessels and on dispatch duties as well as detached commissions.
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