Model No. 26: Belisarius
Model by: NGH
Made when: July 1934 (ca.)
Stated model scale: 1/24
Model length (ca.): 28.0" (71.0cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/24 (ca.): 55' 11" (17.0m)
Vessel Type: Aux. Yawl
Hull Configuration: Keel&Centerboard
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room East Wall
Vessels from this model:
1 built, modeled by NGH
Original text on model:
"Model for cruising yacht for Carl B. Rockwell to fit 2nd class of
the Cruising Club of America. Scale 1/2" per foot length oa 55ft wl 44ft beam 14'7"
Draft 5' 7" with cb about 12' Rig yawl sail area 1466 sq ft
BELISARIUS" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)
"#1266 Belisarius, 55' loa keel/centerboard CCA cruising yawl of 1935. (This is NGH's last design, done 75 years after Sprite, the first Herreshoff design he was involved with.)" (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)
"[1934-08-24] Fri 24: ... Carl Rockwell in to look at model [Model 26] for 40 ft cruiser [#1266s Belisarius] which he approved. ..." (Source: Herreshoff, Nathanael G. Diary, 1934. Manuscript (excerpts). Access courtesy of Halsey C. Herreshoff.)
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