Model No. 709: Resolute

Model No. 709

Model by: NGH
Made when: September 1913
Stated model scale: 1/24
Model length (ca.): 53.1" (134.8cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/24 (ca.): 106' 2" (32.3m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: Cup Defender
Hull Configuration: Keel&Centerboard
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room North Wall Right

Vessels from this model:
1 built, modeled by NGH
#725s Resolute (1914)

Original text on model:
"America Cup Defender Scale 1\2 Sept. 1913 \ RESOLUTE" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model description:
"75' lwl Resolute, keel cutter and America's Cup defender of 1914. Race postponed until 1920; rig later changed to schooner." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

Model discussion:
"In my opinion 'Resolute' was a little full at the water line below the chain plate. I do not remember another one of Captain Nat's models that had a similar hardness at this point, and this peculiarity probably retarded 'Resolute' when close hauled in light weather and there was a ground swell running." (P. 300; Herreshoff, L. Francis. The Wizard of Bristol. The Life and Achievements of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, together with An Account of Some of the Yachts he Designed. New York, 1953.)

"At least three models were made by NGH for the 1914 defense of the America's Cup. Only this model has been identified. The others are missing or have not been identified." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. April 10, 2017.)

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Citation: Herreshoff Model 709 Resolute. Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné.