A fine builder's half block model of the cargoship S.S. "Pensacola" circa 1914, 23.5x84.5in(59.5x214.5cm)

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Lot 385
A fine builder's half block model of the cargoship S.S. "Pensacola" English, circa 1914,
23.5x84.5in(59.5x214.5cm)

£ 10,000 - 13,000
US$ 12,000 - 16,000
Amended

The Henley Sale

19 Jul 2008, 10:00 BST

Henley on Thames

A fine builder's half block model of the cargoship S.S. "Pensacola" English, circa 1914,
the mirror-backed model with cutaway masts, derricks and deck details including anchors and winches, deck rails, companionways, hatches, cargo winches, bollards, wheel-house with open bridge over with ship's wheel, binnacle and navigation lights, four ship's boats in davits with bottom boards and thwarts, funnel with safety valve extension pipe and ladder, engine room lights, ventilators, aft deckhouse with ship's wheel and binnacle, spare anchor, water tankawning staunchions, boarding ladder, four blade propeller and rudder, bilge keels and many other details, finished in red to the waterline, black, white and lacquer, gold plated and anodised fittings and mounted in original mahogany case with front silvered mirror with engraved ivorine plate inscribed "S.S. Pensacola built 1914 for owner Furness Withy & Co Ltd 2092 G.T. 1268 NT 279.3 x 40.3 x 22.6 feet. Builders Osbourne Graham & Co, Sunderland, Engines by Richardson Westgrath & Co. 206 NHP 950 1HP 9 1/4 knots". 23.5x84.5in(59.5x214.5cm)

Footnotes

  • One of two so-called "arch-form" ships ordered for the already extensive Furness, Withy fleet, Pensalola was built by Osbourne, Graham & Co at Sunderland in 1914. Intended for the company's principle carriage routes to the ports of the United States- hence the name - she was registered in West Hartlepool at 2,092 tons gross and measured 279 feet in length with a 40ft beam. Designed with a distinctive arch deck, she was engined by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co of Sunderland and powered by a triple expansion 3-cylinder engine of 206nhp. Surviving the Great War, she was rather surprisingly sold to Harrison Shipping in 1922 and renamed Clapton. Resold to Norwegian owners in 1924, who renamed her in service under their colours until sold to Stefanos Synodinos of Piraeus in 1936. Re-registered under Greek colours and finally renamed Danapris, she was bombed and sunk by German aircraft off Piraeus on 27th April 1941. Subsequently refloated, she was soon afterwards wrecked at Chalkis prior to any repairs being effected.

Saleroom notices

  • This is shown as lot 386 in the catalogue. The lot sticker is correct.
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