Model No. 305: Onagh and Arethusa

Model No. 305

Model by: NGH
Made when: August 1900 (ca.)
Stated model scale: 1/12
Model length (ca.): 32.4" (82.4cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/12 (ca.): 32' 5" (9.9m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: Raceabout (1); Beverly YC Raceabout Open Class (1)
Hull Configuration: Keel
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room South Wall Right

Vessels from this model:
2 built, modeled by NGH
#547s Oonagh [Onagh] (1901)
#574s Arethusa (1902)

Original text on model:
"ONAGH No. 547 scale 1' 1900-1901
ARETHUSA No. 574 scale " 1902
[on keel] wgt jets on inch 0.01425 weight of keel 0.0574 = 4.015 am
disp of 1/2 keel = 4.025 x 64.3 x 2 = 518 lbs" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model description:
"21' lwl Onagh and Arethusa, keel sloops of 1900 and 1901." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

"The model shows #547s Onagh which had a fin keel. #574s Arethusa was built from the same model but was fitted with a conventional keel using the keel pattern for #548s Radiant (but moved one frame space forward). Note, that in July 1902 additional lead was fitted forward to Onagh's keel while Radiant's keel was replaced by one using the pattern for #461s Cock Robin which also resulted in more lead forward." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. September 23, 2009.)

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