Model No. 27: Launch for U.S.S. Chicago et al.

Model No. 27

Model by: NGH
Made when: June 1885 (?)
Estimated model scale: 1/12
Model length (ca.): 37.3" (94.8cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/12 (ca.): 37' 4" (11.4m)
Power/Sail: P
Vessel Type: Steam launch (1); High speed steam launch (1); Power launch (4)
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room East Wall

Vessels from this model:
6 built, modeled by NGH
#128p [Launch for U.S.S. Chicago] (1885)
#183p Item (1896)
#250p Tuza [Seashell] (1906)
#252p Waneche [Waneeche. Tender for #631s Dahinda] (1906)
#253p Tautog (1906)
#258p Idle Hour (1907)

Original text on model:
"No. 128 USS CHICAGO launch
No. 183 ITEM 1896 stern built out
No. 250 1905 SEASHELL
No. 252 1906 WANEECHE
No. 253 1906 TATAUG No. 258 1906 IDLE HOUR" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model description:
"#128 39'6" steam launch for USS Chicago. Also, with modifications, #183 Item, 45'6" steamer of 1895, #252 Waneeche and #253 Tautog, 40'3" gasoline launches of 1906, and #258 Idle Hour, 41'3" gasoline launch of 1906." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

"The offset book pertaining to this model is dated June 6, 1885, which date was also assumed as the date that this model was finished. Note, that this model was lengthened at the stern, the original model was 30 inches long and 3 1/4 inches wide (half-breadth) as per notes by NGH in his offset booklet. The addition of the new overhanging stern was made for NGH's own #183p Item which was based on a regular navy launch." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. July 13, 2014.)

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