A shipbuilders' model of the turret deck steamer S.S. "Pearlmoore" for the South Shields Steam Ship Co.,Scottish, circa 1897

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Lot 28
A shipbuilders' model of the turret deck steamer S.S. "Pearlmoore" for the South Shields Steam Ship Co., Scottish, circa 1897

Sold for US$ 30,500 inc. premium
A shipbuilders' model of the turret deck steamer S.S. "Pearlmoore" for the South Shields Steam Ship Co.
Scottish, circa 1897
the hull built up from the solid in lifts, in ¼ in.=1 ft. scale, and painted with a red bottom, white waterline and black topsides, The hull is built out to increase the beam from the bottom to just above the waterline, the narrower upper section of the topsides is fitted with inset brass framed portholes. The decks and hatch covers appear to be of maple veneer with the planking and details drawn in India ink. The decks are detailed with chocks, anchors, anchor chain, anchor windlass, bollards, ventilators, railings, wire spools, ladders, deck hatches, masts rigged with standing and running rigging for cargo booms, cargo winches, covered double bridge with bridge wings, ship's wheel, binnacle, fire buckets, water cask, sun deck with cut out over deck hatch, life boats on davits, funnel painted black with a white band and a blue "R", main decks painted grey, rudder and propeller. Displayed within a mahogany framed glass case with mahogany case and interior plinth.
80 x 19-¾ x 33-½ in. (203 x 50 x 85 cm.) cased.

Footnotes

  • The "Pearlmore" was built in 1897 by William Doxford of Sunderland. Commissioned by Walter Runiciman, the owner of the South Shields Steam Ship Company of Newcastle, the "Pealmore" had an unusual "turret" shape - a hull raised on an inboard spine that ran the length of the ship with an elevated deck- which provided a safer area for the crew and additional righting buoyancy in heavy seas. Runciman subsequently owned a total of fourteen such "turret" ships.

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A shipbuilders' model of the turret deck steamer S.S. "Pearlmoore" for the South Shields Steam Ship Co.,Scottish, circa 1897
A shipbuilders' model of the turret deck steamer S.S. "Pearlmoore" for the South Shields Steam Ship Co.,Scottish, circa 1897
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