An exceptional Builder's quality 19th century concept model of HMS Arrogant 70x22x50ins. (178x56x127cm)

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An exceptional Builder's quality 19th century concept model of HMS Arrogant
70x22x50ins. (178x56x127cm)

Sold for £ 8,750 (US$ 10,703) inc. premium
An exceptional Builder's quality 19th century concept model of HMS Arrogant
Hull from hollowed timber, painted black to the waterline with a white port line, pierced for 11 guns per side. Painted copper below the waterline with a two blade lifting copper propeller. Carved figurehead, decorated trailboard and stern gallery. Buff painted timber deck with inscribed plank lines, fitted with gratings and companionways and 14 cannon on wooden carriages. Details include anchors and cable, galley chimney, lifting funnel, wheel and capstan. Wooden spars with furled cotton sails, detailed standing and running rigging. Mounted on crutches on a polished and decorated baseboard. 70x22x50ins. (178x56x127cm)

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  • Provenance: 6th Marquess of Exeter (1905-1981). Sothebys, West Wycombe Park 1998.

    HMS Arrogant 1st Class Frigate. Designed by John Fincham, built at Portsmouth by John Penn & Sons and launched in 1848, commissioned a year later. Originally ordered as a 4th Rate, but re-classified with the revision of the building programme in 1845. She was at first intended to carry 46 guns, but was progressively reconfigured as ordnance developed. 200 feet long with a crew of 450 men, she initially served under Captain Fitzroy of Beagle fame from 1848-50. During the Crimean War she was in the Baltic Fleet and took part in the bombardment of Gogland fort and Sveaborg, two of her crew; Lieutenant J Bythesea and Stone Johnstone earning Victoria Crosses. After the War, she was refitted as a Coastguard vessel and served at Portsmouth between 1857-58, moving to Newhaven for another year before another refit. She was finally sold to Castle & Beach, Charlton, in March 1867 for breaking up.
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An exceptional Builder's quality 19th century concept model of HMS Arrogant 70x22x50ins. (178x56x127cm)
An exceptional Builder's quality 19th century concept model of HMS Arrogant 70x22x50ins. (178x56x127cm)
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