26A Boardroom Model of the Turret ship SS Clan Ferguson 1898. 62x13.5x18ins. (157x34x46cm) the model 52.5ins. (133cm)long.

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26A Boardroom Model of the Turret ship SS Clan Ferguson 1898.
62x13.5x18ins. (157x34x46cm) the model 52.5ins. (133cm)long.

Sold for £ 8,125 (US$ 9,845) inc. premium
26A Boardroom Model of the Turret ship SS Clan Ferguson 1898.
Hull of solid timber, painted black to the waterline and maroon below with a white boot top, painted draft marks and a four blade, brass propeller. Timber decks, inscribed plank and plating lines, with brass guardrails and stanchions. Fine details include anchors, cable and windlass, cargo derricks and winches, ship's boats on davits, open bridge with binnacle and fire buckets, emergency steering position aft. Mounted on posts in a period display case with an ivorine Builders plaque for Vickers Sons and Maxim, Barrow in Furness. 62x13.5x18ins. (157x34x46cm) the model 52.5ins. (133cm)long.

Footnotes

  • The SS Clan Ferguson was one of a line of Turret ships designed by William Doxford & Sons of Sunderland, the narrow decks and flared hull intended to secure favourable tonnage rates and ensure more stability with bulk cargoes. Launched in 1898 for the Clan Line, she was torpedoed on September 7th 1917 by U49 off the coast of Morocco whilst en route to Bombay via Alexandria with a cargo of coal. Ten of her crew perished.
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