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    Peter Finer Boat model - H.m.s. glory

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    A FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR SHIP MODEL, CONSTRUCTED FROM BONE AND HORN, NAMED H.M.S. GLORY, circa 1795
    A fine bone and horn model with 3 main gun decks carrying a total of 104 guns and 6 carronades. The well shaped hull has painted and raised gun port lids with horn wales, figurehead of a warrior, finely carved quarter galleries with windows glazed with mica. The deck fittings include smoke stacks, capstan, belfry, carved rails, gratings and companionways. There are 3 ship?s boats, 2 slung amidships and one at the stern.

    Her History:



    1788 Launched at Plymouth

    1794 Badly damaged during the battle known as the glorious 1st of June, the British Fleet under the command of Earl Howe.

    1797 Mutiny at Spithead

    1798 Mutiny at Spithead

    1799 Action off Brest

    1805 Blockade off Cadiz and Cartagena flying the flag of Vice Admiral Sir John Orde.

    1809 Action off Ferrol flying flag of Rear Admiral Sir Charles Sterling

    1813 Acted as a prison ship at Chatham

    1825 Broken up
    Item ref: 1301

    Characteristics

    • Origin : UNITED KINGDOM

    The entire collection of Peter Finer

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