Model No. 123: Shark, Countess et al.

Model No. 123

Model by: NGH
Made when: September 1899 (ca.)
Stated model scale: 1/24
Model length (ca.): 36.4" (92.4cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/24 (ca.): 72' 9" (22.2m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: Cutter
Hull Configuration: Keel
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room South Wall Left

Vessels from this model:
6 built, modeled by NGH
#531s Shark [Sirocco] (1900)
#538s Countess (1900)
#539s Altair (1900)
#541s Effort (1900)
#552s Effort II (1901)
#553s Humma (1901)

Original text on model:
"531 and 537 [should be 539] scale 1/2 per foot 1900 SHARK and ALTAIR
No. 538 and 541 scale lengths 1/24 x 5/4 breadths 1/24 x 9/7 CONTESS and EFFORT
No. 552 " 1/24 x 16/15 " 1/24 x 9/7 EFFORT II
No. 553 scale 1/2" keel shortened and stem dropped 5" 1901 (model changed and represents underwater part of 553 HUMOR [sic, i.e. HUMMA])" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model description:
"45' lwl Shark and Altair, keel cutters of 1900. Also, with change of scale, 32' lwl keel Countess and Effort also of 1900, and 36'10" lwl Effort (II) and 44'6" lwl Humma, both keel cutters of 1901." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

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