Model No. 110: Vamoose

Model No. 110


Model by: NGH
Made when: December 1890 (?)
Stated model scale: 1/24
Model length (ca.): 56.0" (142.3cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/24 (ca.): 112' 0" (34.1m)
Power/Sail: P
Vessel Type: High speed steam yacht
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room South Wall Left

Vessels from this model:
1 built, modeled by NGH
#168p Vamoose (1891)

Original text on model:
"ARA
started for Mr. Alexander Witon 1920 finished for Mr. Dane about 1922
model by Sidney
scale 3/8" = 1' " (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model identification:
"Newly identified model. This model was originally said to have been made for #377p Ara of 1922 which appears unlikely a) because of the absence of any visual match whatsoever, b) because model 110 does not scale to the LOA of Ara using any of the commonly used scales, and c) because another model (900) in the collection of the Herreshoff Marine Museum is also stated to have been made for Ara and produces a much better match. Instead, it appears quite certain that this model was made for #168p Vamoose as per a visual inspection of model and construction plan which produces a near perfect match (the model does not show Vamoose's big outside keelplank which makes the hull outline on the construction plan appear bigger by the thickness of the keel). At a scale of 1/24 (as stated by NGH in the offset booklet for Vamoose) model 110 represents a vessel of 112ft length as compared to Vamoose's actual length of 112ft 6in. The difference of 0.4% may be due to a error when measuring the model (from a photo). Note, that Vamoose was originally listed as having been built from model 423 which appears unlikely because that model was the basis for a number of steam launches and does not produce a visual match with Vamoose." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. November 4, 2014.)


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