A shipbuilders' model of the passenger/freighter S.S. "Nova Scotia" for Furness Withy & Co. Ltd.,British, circa 1946

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Lot 130
A shipbuilders' model of the passenger/freighter S.S. "Nova Scotia" for Furness Withy & Co. Ltd., British, circa 1946

Sold for US$ 33,550 inc. premium
A shipbuilders' model of the passenger/freighter S.S. "Nova Scotia" for Furness Withy & Co. Ltd.
British, circa 1946
the hull built up from the solid in lifts in ¼ in.=1 ft. scale, and painted with a dark red bottom, wide red waterline, and black and white topsides, inset brass portholes, lowered gangways, bulwark cut-outs, rudder, and a single brass propeller. The foredecks are of laid veneer, painted a deep red, the upper and aft decks are of veneer and have the deck planking and details drawn in India ink. The decks are fitted with numerous details including: anchors, anchor chain, anchor windlass, chocks, bollards, sea board, ventilators, railings, cargo hatches with grey painted covers, masts on deck houses rigged with standing and running rigging for cargo masts and booms, cargo winches, bridge with enclosed bridge wings, engine telegraphs, binnacle, running lights, funnel painted black with two red bands, steam whistle, (6) life boats rigged on davits, aft deck structure with docking bridge, flagstaff and numerous other details. Displayed on four baluster turned pedestals within a later glass display case.
122-¾ x 24 x 47-¾ in. (312 x 61 x 121 cm.) cased

Footnotes

  • The S.S. Nova Scotia was passenger/freighter built at Vickers-Armstrong in Newcastle in 1946 for the Furness Warren Line. Her principal dimensions were LOA=440 ft., Beam=61 ft., and a draft of 34.9 ft. In 1962, after a re-fit in Glasgow, she and her sister the S.S. Newfoundland were sold to the Dominion Navigation Co. of Nassau, and renamed the S.S. Francis Drake and the S.S. George Anson, and worked the emigrant service from Australia to Hong Kong, Japan and other ports. They were both scrapped in Taiwan in 1971.
A shipbuilders' model of the passenger/freighter S.S. "Nova Scotia" for Furness Withy & Co. Ltd.,British, circa 1946
A shipbuilders' model of the passenger/freighter S.S. "Nova Scotia" for Furness Withy & Co. Ltd.,British, circa 1946
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