A large shipbuilders' model of the T.S.M.V. "Glenearn" for the Glen Line Ltd. English, circa 1938,  The hull built up from the solid in lifts, and painted with a red bottom, a wide salmon color waterline, black and white topsides, rudder, and two brass propellers. The decks are of laid veneer, the foredeck and forward and aft work decks are painted a rust color with the deck plating, the upper decks are in veneer with the deck planking and details drawn in India ink. The decks are fitted with numerous silver plated details including: anchors, anchor chain, anchor windlass, chocks, bollards, ventilators, mahogany capped railings, cargo hatches with green painted covers, and steel straps, masts rigged with standing and running rigging for cargo booms , cargo winches, covered double bridge with bridge wings with canopy frames, radar asphere, semiphore post, ship's wheel, binnacle, funnel painted red with a black cap, (4)

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Lot 133
A large shipbuilders' model of the T.S.M.V. "Glenearn" for the Glen Line Ltd., English, circa 1938

Sold for US$ 95,160 inc. premium
A large shipbuilders' model of the T.S.M.V. "Glenearn" for the Glen Line Ltd.
English, circa 1938
the hull built up from the solid in lifts in 1/4 in.=1 ft. scale, painted with a red bottom, a wide salmon color waterline, black and white topsides, rudder, and two brass propellers. The decks of laid veneer, the foredeck, forward and aft work decks are painted a rust color with the deck plating drawn in, the upper decks are in veneer with the deck planking and details drawn in India ink. Fitted with numerous silver plated details including: anchors, anchor chain, anchor windlass, chocks, bollards, ventilators, mahogany capped railings, cargo hatches with green covers, masts with standing and running rigging for cargo booms, cargo winches, covered double bridge with bridge wings and canopy frames, radar sphere, semiphore post, ship's wheel, binnacle, funnel painted red with a black cap, (4) lifeboats with davits, canopy frames on the after deck, engine telegraph, flagstaff, and other details. Displayed on six baluster turned pedestals on a raised plinth, the top covered with a forest green satin, and displayed within a mahogany framed glass case.
144-1/2 x 31-1/4 x 50-1/2 in. (366 x 80 x 127 cm.) cased.

Footnotes

  • The "Glenearn" was built by the Caledon Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. Ltd. at Dundee in 1938 and she was initially used to carry troops and supplies to France on the outbreak of war. In 1940 she was converted into an Infantry Assault Ship - her lifeboats were replaced with twelve small landing craft - and the following year she arrived in the Mediterranean at Bardia, Cyrenaica and made the very first Commando assault from specialized ships. In 1943 she was assigned to the Normandy landings and participated in the rehearsal exercises. On June 6th, 1944, she carried troops to the Normandy beaches. In 1946 she was returned to the Glen Line, and after a 12-month refit worked the Far east route. She was broken up in December of 1970.

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A large shipbuilders' model of the T.S.M.V. "Glenearn" for the Glen Line Ltd.,English, circa 1938
A large shipbuilders' model of the T.S.M.V. "Glenearn" for the Glen Line Ltd.,English, circa 1938
A large shipbuilders' model of the T.S.M.V. "Glenearn" for the Glen Line Ltd.,English, circa 1938
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