Model No. 211: Katoura's Whale Boat

Model No. 211


Model by: NGH
Made when: April 1915
Estimated model scale: 1/12
Model length (ca.): 26.9" (68.3cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/12 (ca.): 26' 11" (8.2m)
Power/Sail: S/P
Vessel Type: Whale boat (1); Power surfboat (1)
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room South Wall Center

Vessels from this model:
2 built, modeled by NGH
#191501es [Whale boat for #722s Katoura] (1915)
#405p [Surfboat] (1936)

Original text on model:
"KATOURA's whale boat April 1915 Scale 12 16/11
A second yacht's boat was built from this model but shortened to 24' in 1936
Very foolishly to be powered with a large engine, decked over (except cockpits)
and a complicated rig. N.G.H." (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model description:
"Whaleboat (lifeboat) of 1915 for the schooner Katoura. Also 24' motorsailer of 1936." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)


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