Model No. 317: Bee, Wee Winn and Trust-Me

Model No. 317

Model by: NGH
Made when: February 1892 (ca.)
Stated model scale: 1/12
Model length (ca.): 26.3" (66.7cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/12 (ca.): 26' 3" (8.0m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: Fin Keel (1); Half-rater Fin Keel (2)
Hull Configuration: Fin Keel
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room South Wall Right

Vessels from this model:
3 built, modeled by NGH
#421s Bee (1892)
#425s Wee Winn [Wee Win] (1892, Extant)
#448s Trust-me [Trust Me] (1894)

Original text on model:
"BEE No. 421 1892 1" = 1'
WEE-WIN No. 425 scale 9/10 x 1/12" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model description:
"17'6" lwl Bee, a fin-keel sloop of 1892. Also, with change in scale, the 16'3" lwl Wee Winn, which is preserved in the Herreshoff Marine Museum's collection." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

"#448s Trust-me was added by CvdL to the list of vessels built from this model as she was built from the same moulds as #425s Wee Winn." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. 2008.)

Model identification:
"Compare fin keel model 317 and model 1532. They share considerable similarities in terms of shape. Model 317 was, among others, used for #425s Wee Winn which was 23' 10" LOA. Model 1532, at a scale of 1:16, would be for a vessel of 23' 6" LOA. But note that both bow and stern of Model 1532 are damaged and the model as designed may have been slightly longer. Model 1532 may have been a preliminary model for Wee Winn." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. 2008.)

Related model(s):
Model 0317 by NGH (1892?); sail, 3 built from
Bee, Wee Winn and Trust-Me: Fin Keel (1); Half-rater Fin Keel (2)
Model 1532 by NGH? (1892?); sail
Fin Keel Half-Rater???

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