Model No. 219: Wildfire

Model No. 219


Model by: NGH
Made when: December 1922
Stated model scale: 1/32
Model length (ca.): 35.0" (88.8cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/32 (ca.): 93' 3" (28.4m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: Aux. Schooner
Hull Configuration: Keel
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room South Wall Center

Vessels from this model:
1 built, modeled by NGH
#891s Wildfire (1923, Extant)

Original text on model:
"68' W L. schooner "WILDFIRE" Dec. 1922 scale 3/8" " (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model description:
"68' lwl Wildfire, riveted steel schooner-yacht of 1923." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

Model identification:
"Compare models 219 for #891s Wildfire and 1324. Both models are for a 68ft waterline schooner, both were made in 1922, the former in December, the latter in February. Model 1324 may have been a study model for what later became Wildfire. Compare also with model 207, a study model for a schooner of 64' rating made in November 1922 which was used for #1078 Thistle in 1928." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. October 15, 2014.)

Related model(s):
Model 0219 by NGH (1922); #891s Wildfire
Wildfire: Aux. Schooner
Model 1324 by NGH (1922); sail, not built
Wildfire? (Study Model): Schooner
Model 0207 by NGH (1922); #1078s Thistle
Thistle: Aux. Yawl



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