Model No. 716: Buzzards Bay 12 1/2

Model No. 716


Model by: NGH
Made when: October 1914 (ca.)
Stated model scale: 1/10
Model length (ca.): 18.6" (47.2cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/10 (ca.): 15' 6" (4.7m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: Buzzards Bay 12 1/2 Footer (100); Seawanhaka Fish Class (26); 12 1/2 Footer (211); Fish Class (Mattapoisett) (1); Warwick Fish Class (10); Fish Class (4); Larchmont 12 1/2 Footer (7); Bulls Eye 12 1/2 Footer (15); Fishers Island 12 1/2 Footer (8); Marlin Cruiser (4); 12 1/2 Footer (North Haven Foxeye) (16); Fishers Island 12 1/2 Footer (Improved Model) (5); 12 1/2 Footer (Improved Model?) (2)
Hull Configuration: Keel
Model location: H.M.M. Model Room North Wall Right

Vessels from this model:
409 built, modeled by NGH
#744s Robin (1915)
#745s Elf (1915, Extant)
#746s Peggy (1915, Extant)
#747s Blue Fish [Bluefish] (1915, Extant)
#748s Clethra (1915, Extant)
#749s Shrimp (1915, Extant)
#750s Junco (1915)
#751s Kinglet [Ringlet] (1915, Extant)
#752s Porpoise (1915, Extant)
#753s Rhodera [Rhodora] (1915)
#754s Butterball (1915)
#755s Granny (1915)
#756s [12 1/2 for W. C. Forbes] (1915, Extant)
#757s [12 1/2 for W. C. Forbes] (1915, Extant)
#758s Chub (1915)
#759s Moro (1915, Extant)
#760s Pigmy (1915, Extant)
#761s Bonita (1915, Extant)
#762s Nettle (1915, Extant)
#765s Door Mouse (1915)
#768s Kiddie (1915, Extant)
#769s Whiz (1915, Extant)
#770s King Fisher (1915, Extant)
#771s Quest (1915, Extant)
#788s Manatee (1916)
#789s Cod (1916)
#790s Bluefish [Blue Fish] (1916, Extant)
#791s Shark (1916, Extant)
#792s Volador [Voloder, Volador] (1916)
#793s Whitebait [White Bait] (1916)
#794s Anchovy (1916, Extant)
#795s Snapper (1916)
#796s Shrimp (1916)
#797s Pompano (1916, Extant)
#798s Porpoise (1916)
#799s Grunt [Squid] (1916)
#800s Sabalo (1916)
#801s Tarpon (1916)
#802s Periwinkle (1916)
#803s Barracuda [Baracuda] (1916)
#805s Bonita (1916)
#806s Thistle (1916)
#807s Sardine (1916, Extant)
#808s Skate (1916)
#811s Eel (1916)
#812s Nahma (1916, Extant)
#813s [12 1/2 for R. Wanamaker] (1916)
#814s Amberjack (1916, Extant)
#815s [12 1/2 for J. V. Brewer] (1916, Extant)
#816s Sculpin [Squid] (1916, Extant)
#817s [12 1/2 for A. Hunnewell] (1916)
#819s Minnow (1917)
#820s Cockle (1917)
#821s Tuna (1917)
#824s [12 1/2 for H. E. Penrose] (1917, Extant)
#825s Duck (1918)
#826s Xiphias (1919, Extant)
#829s Falcon (1920)
#839s Sheldrake [Shelldrake] (1920, Extant)
#840s Opitsah (1920)
#841s Mistral II (1920)
#842s Jabberwock (1920, Extant)
#843s Bullrush [Bulrush] (1920, Extant)
#847s Penguin (1920)
#848s Doodle Bug (1920)
#860s [12 1/2 Mrs. R. Bacon] (1921, Extant)
#862s Tom Boy (1921, Extant)
#863s Goblin (1921, Extant)
#865s Tern (1921, Extant)
#866s Man-O-War (1921, Extant)
#868s [12 1/2 for A. F. Porter] (1921)
#869s Hippo (1921, Extant)
#875s [12 1/2 for Mrs. D. W. Straight] (1922, Extant)
#877s [12 1/2 for P. Y. DeHamandie] (1922)
#878s [12 1/2] (1922)
#879s Mowgli (1922, Extant)
#893s Comet Jr. (1923, Extant)
#894s Wren (1923)
#895s Cricket (1923, Extant)
#896s Manatee (1923, Extant)
#897s Isabel V (1924)
#898s Onwego (1924)
#899s Kittiwake (1924)
#901s Wanderer Jr. (1924)
#902s Doughboy (1924)
#903s Whiffus (1924, Extant)
#904s Gnome (1924, Extant)
#905s Cinch (1924, Extant)
#906s Rosinante (1924)
#916s Mr. Pip (1925, Extant)
#917s Puddle Duck (1925)
#918s Imp (1925, Extant)
#921s Lollypop (1925)
#922s Sally (1925)
#923s Feya (1925)
#930s The Crow (1925)
#939s Sassy Sally (1925)
#940s Katrinka (1925)
#941s Aunt Eppie (1925, Extant)
#942s Tarpoon II [Tarpon II] (1925)
#943s Raggedy Ann (1925)
#945s Juno (1925)
#948s Bumble (1925)
#949s Sachuest (1925)
#952s Tern (1925)
#953s Bluebill [Blue Bill, Blue Bell] (1925)
#961s Bullet (1925, Extant)
#969s Hope (1925, Extant)
#972s Felix (1925)
#973s Maggie (1925)
#974s Mickey (1925)
#975s Tomboy (1925)
#976s Andy Gump (1925, Extant)
#977s Brownie (1925)
#978s Starling (1925)
#979s Fanny (1926)
#984s Ding Hao (1926, Extant)
#985s Matrema [Maprema] (1925, Extant)
#986s Mummy Chug (1926, Extant)
#987s Bull Finch (1926)
#988s Bull Frog (1926)
#989s Bull Head (1926)
#990s Bull Pup (1926)
#991s Bull Dog [Bulldog] (1926, Extant)
#992s Bull Terrier (1926)
#993s Sampan (1926)
#994s Black Jack [Blackjack] (1926)
#995s Swish (1926, Extant)
#1000s Perro (1926)
#1001s Wendur (1926)
#1003s Little Rhody Jr. (1926)
#1004s Widgeon (1926)
#1005s Bull Fish (1926)
#1006s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1926)
#1007s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1926, Extant)
#1008s [12 1/2 for George B. Massey] (1926)
#1009s [12 1/2 for Mrs. Benjamin Pitman] (1926, Extant)
#1010s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1926, Extant)
#1011s Spindrift (1926)
#1012s Grand Turk [?] (1926)
#1024s Dodie (1926, Extant)
#1025s Win'ward [Winward] (1926)
#1026s Shark (1926)
#1027s [12 1/2 for Henry L. Maxwell] (1926)
#1028s [12 1/2 for Henry L. Maxwell] (1926)
#1029s Weetamoo (1926)
#1030s [12 1/2 for Mrs. W. H. Clifford] (1926)
#1031s Sambo (1926)
#1032s Betty (1926)
#1033s Tern (1926)
#1038s [12 1/2 for Henry L. Ferguson] (1926, Extant)
#1039s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1926)
#1040s Winka (1926)
#1041s Lindy (1926)
#1042s Nancy Belle (1926, Extant)
#1043s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1926)
#1044s Malolo (1926)
#1045s Cutty Sark (1926)
#1046s Rab (1926)
#1047s Tar Baby (1926, Extant)
#1048s Beetle (1926)
#1049s Flying Fish (1926)
#1062s Rambler (1927, Extant)
#1063s Widgeon (1927, Extant)
#1064s Kiki (1928)
#1065s Merganser (1928, Extant)
#1066s Jeff (1928)
#1067s Beverly Hills (1928)
#1068s Chemo (1928)
#1069s Spotty (1928)
#1070s Juanita (1928, Extant)
#1071s Sparklet (1928)
#1072s Duckling (1928)
#1073s Barbakins III (1928, Extant)
#1081s Empress (1928, Extant)
#1082s Kelpie (1928)
#1083s Osprey (1928)
#1084s Allouette (1928, Extant)
#1085s Hope (1928, Extant)
#1086s Shrimpo (1928, Extant)
#1087s O Kay (1928, Extant)
#1088s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1928)
#1089s Dodo (1928, Extant)
#1090s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1928)
#1091s Half & Half (1928)
#1092s Remora (1929, Extant)
#1095s Skipper (1928, Extant)
#1096s Ojai (1928, Extant)
#1097s Dreadnought (1929)
#1098s [12 1/2 for Stephen W. Carey Jr.] (1929, Extant)
#1099s Scamp (1929, Extant)
#1100s Fiddler [?] (1929, Extant)
#1101s Thistle (1929, Extant)
#1102s Anne (1929)
#1103s [12 1/2 for Homer L. Sweetser] (1929)
#1104s Tiggoree [?] (1929)
#1105s [12 1/2 for Robert W. Cumming = Wender?] (1929)
#1106s Comet (1929)
#1107s [12 1/2 for Dorothy C. Rogers] (1930, Extant)
#1108s [12 1/2 for Katherine R. Albers] (1930)
#1109s Buddy (1930)
#1110s The Loiterer (1929, Extant)
#1111s Oriole (1929)
#1112s Flit (1929)
#1113s Schipperke (1929, Extant)
#1114s Sea Lion (1929)
#1115s Bandit (1929)
#1116s Gloria II (1929)
#1117s R. I. Red [Rhode Island Red] (1929)
#1118s Woozle (1930, Extant)
#1134s Dolphin (1930)
#1135s Windigo (1930)
#1136s Breeze (1930)
#1137s Bandit (1930, Extant)
#1138s Quickstep (1930, Extant)
#1139s Hatasu (1930)
#1140s Papillon (1930, Extant)
#1141s Dawtok (1930)
#1142s Fidget (1930, Extant)
#1143s Gray Gull (1930)
#1144s Phantom (1930, Extant)
#1145s Wee Wunder (1930)
#1158s A-A-1 (1930, Extant)
#1159s Katy-did (1930, Extant)
#1160s Onal (1930)
#1161s Mischief (1930)
#1162s Daphne (1930)
#1163s Betty (1930, Extant)
#1167s Felix (1930)
#1168s Mary Bud (1930, Extant)
#1169s Kathy (1930, Extant)
#1170s Blue Moon (1931, Extant)
#1171s The Spider (1930)
#1172s Black Maria (1930, Extant)
#1173s Diana (1930, Extant)
#1174s Puffin (1931, Extant)
#1175s [12 1/2 for Charles S. Kelley Jr.] (1931, Extant)
#1176s Gurgle (1931, Extant)
#1177s Single [Bingle] (1931)
#1191s Sizzle (1931, Extant)
#1192s Golliwogg (1931, Extant)
#1193s Will O' The Wisp (1931, Extant)
#1194s [12 1/2 for Abner Morse] (1931)
#1195s [12 1/2 for Waldo Brown] (1931)
#1196s [12 1/2 for Theo. W. Case] (1931)
#1197s [12 1/2 for Demarest Lloyd] (1931)
#1198s [12 1/2 for Mrs. Henry Parkman] (1932, Extant)
#1199s [12 1/2 for Richard C. Paine] (1932, Extant)
#1200s Dart (1932, Extant)
#1201s Rocket (1932)
#1202s [12 1/2 for J. P. Rise] (1933)
#1206s Restless (1934)
#1207s [12 1/2 for S. J. Watts] (1934, Extant)
#1208s Frances (1934, Extant)
#1209s Peggy (1934)
#1210s [12 1/2 for W. J. Underwood] (1934, Extant)
#1211s [12 1/2 for Maj. R. S. Grigg] (1934)
#1236s Seal (1935, Extant)
#1237s Viking (1935)
#1238s Nobska (1935)
#1239s [12 1/2 for John McGill] (1935)
#1240s [12 1/2 for W. Amory] (1935)
#1241s Jaywalker (1935)
#1277s East Wind (1935, Extant)
#1278s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1935)
#1279s [12 1/2 for William H. Potter] (1935)
#1280s [12 1/2 for Charles L. Eldred] (1935, Extant)
#1281s [12 1/2 for E. C. Stollenwerck] (1935, Extant)
#1282s [12 1/2 for H. V. Reed] (1936)
#1283s [12 1/2 for W. W. Aldrich] (1936, Extant)
#1284s [12 1/2 for W. W. Aldrich] (1936)
#1285s [12 1/2 for C. D. Dillon] (1936, Extant)
#1286s [12 1/2 for Mr. Maitland Alexander] (1936, Extant)
#1287s [12 1/2 for A. J. Drexel-Paul] (1936, Extant)
#1288s [12 1/2 for Mrs. Mary Brandagee] (1936)
#1289s [12 1/2 for B. B. Jennings] (1936, Extant)
#1290s [12 1/2 for Amos Hollingsworth] (1936, Extant)
#1291s [12 1/2 for Charles G. Cushing] (1936)
#1292s Chewink (1936, Extant)
#1293s [12 1/2 for D. W. Dilworth] (1936, Extant)
#1294s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1936, Extant)
#1295s Barbara (1936, Extant)
#1296s Patricia (1936, Extant)
#1297s [12 1/2 for Noble Foss] (1936, Extant)
#1298s Captain Kidd (1936, Extant)
#1299s [12 1/2 for R. F. Herrick] (1936, Extant)
#1300s [12 1/2 for Edward Cunningham] (1936)
#1301s Sistertoo (1936)
#1364s Argo (1936)
#1365s [12 1/2 for Charles W. Hodgdon] (1936, Extant)
#1366s [12 1/2 for Gerald Barry] (1936, Extant)
#1367s Little Diana (1936, Extant)
#1368s Eaumara (1937, Extant)
#1369s Puppet (1937)
#1370s [12 1/2 for R. S. Aldrich] (1937)
#1371s Majo (1937, Extant)
#1372s Nip (1937)
#1373s Tuck (1937, Extant)
#1374s [12 1/2 for Nicholas Kelley] (1937, Extant)
#1375s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1937, Extant)
#1377s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1936)
#1378s [12 1/2 for William Wilcox] (1937, Extant)
#1379s [Fish Class for H. M. Lautmann] (1936, Extant)
#1380s Scup (1937)
#1382s [12 1/2 for Roger W. Converse] (1937, Extant)
#1393s [12 1/2 for Lawrence Grinnell] (1938)
#1394s [12 1/2 for R. T. Paine] (1937)
#1395s [12 1/2 for Mrs. M. Cadwalader] (1937)
#1397s [12 1/2 for O. G. Ricketson] (1937, Extant)
#1398s Barby (1937, Extant)
#1399s [12 1/2 for Charles L. Eldred] (1937, Extant)
#1400s Privateer [Privateeer] (1937, Extant)
#1401s [12 1/2 for Charles L. Eldred] (1937)
#1402s [12 1/2 for Mrs. F. W. Myers] (1937, Extant)
#1403s Stowaway (1937, Extant)
#1404s [12 1/2 for William Thayer Brown] (1937, Extant)
#1405s Zipper (1937, Extant)
#1406s Lulu (1937, Extant)
#1407s [12 1/2 for George A. Furness] (1937, Extant)
#1408s Mary Maid (1937)
#1409s [12 1/2 for Miss Courtney] (1937, Extant)
#1410s [12 1/2 for F. O. French] (1937, Extant)
#1411s [12 1/2 for S. J. Watts] (1937)
#1412s [12 1/2 for Russell Leonard] (1937)
#1420s [Marlin Cruiser for Dr. H. D. Lloyd] (1937, Extant)
#1421s [Marlin Cruiser for Mrs. Wallace D. Kenyon] (1939, Extant)
#1422s Little Dipper (1938, Extant)
#1423s Pemalou [Pemalow] (1937, Extant)
#1432s [12 1/2 for Marshall Field] (1937, Extant)
#1433s [12 1/2 for Mrs. Susan Wern] (1938, Extant)
#1434s [12 1/2 for Kennard Winsor] (1938, Extant)
#1435s [12 1/2 for Paul Cabot] (1938, Extant)
#1436s Bimbo (1938, Extant)
#1437s [12 1/2 for Robert Wheelwright] (1938, Extant)
#1438s [12 1/2 for Mrs. Henry Wheeler] (1938)
#1439s [12 1/2 for George R. Minot] (1938, Extant)
#1440s Wren (1938, Extant)
#1441s Snow Baby (1938, Extant)
#1442s [12 1/2 for W. B. Snow Jr.] (1938)
#1443s [12 1/2 for William C. Coleman] (1938, Extant)
#1444s [12 1/2 for Thomas W. Lamont] (1938)
#1445s [12 1/2 for Joseph H. Choate Jr.] (1938, Extant)
#1446s [12 1/2 for Sumner Pingree] (1938, Extant)
#1447s [12 1/2 for Mrs. H. G. Nichols] (1938, Extant)
#1448s [12 1/2 for David P. Wheatland] (1938, Extant)
#1449s [12 1/2 for Richard Saltonstall] (1938)
#1450s Spook (1938, Extant)
#1451s [12 1/2 for John W. Miller] (1938, Extant)
#1452s [12 1/2 for J. T. Gleanor] (1938, Extant)
#1453s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1938, Extant)
#1454s Hopalong (1938, Extant)
#1455s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1938, Extant)
#1456s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1938)
#1457s [12 1/2 for Henry R. Hinckley] (1938)
#1458s [12 1/2 for Harry S. Messner] (1938)
#1459s [12 1/2 for Mrs. M. G. Morrow] (1938, Extant)
#1460s Fish Hawk (1938, Extant)
#1461s [12 1/2 for Mrs. Helen Emmons] (1939)
#1462s Normandie (1939, Extant)
#1463s [12 1/2 for Lois W. Crane] (1939, Extant)
#1464s Moonbeam (1939, Extant)
#1465s [12 1/2 for W. W. Weld] (1939)
#1466s [12 1/2 for Claflin] (1939)
#1467s [12 1/2 for Martin] (1939, Extant)
#1468s [12 1/2 for Lionberger] (1939, Extant)
#1469s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1939)
#1470s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1939, Extant)
#1471s Daphie (1939, Extant)
#1475s Frolic (1939)
#1476s R. I. Red II [Rhode Island Red II] (1939, Extant)
#1477s [12 1/2 for Display in N.Y.] (1939)
#1478s [12 1/2 for Michael Van Brenner] (1939, Extant)
#1479s [12 1/2 for Philip Gardner] (1939, Extant)
#1480s [12 1/2] (1939)
#1481s [12 1/2 for Stearns Marine Co.] (1939, Extant)
#1482s [12 1/2 for Mrs. Allen Cunningham] (1939, Extant)
#1483s Me Too (1939)
#1484s [12 1/2 for Edsel B. Ford] (1939, Extant)
#1485s [12 1/2 for J. M. E. Schaefer] (1939, Extant)
#1486s [12 1/2 for Dr. Benjamin Alton] (1939)
#1487s [12 1/2 for Elihu Root Jr.] (1939)
#1488s Rocket (1939, Extant)
#1489s [12 1/2 for Francis Williams] (1939, Extant)
#1490s [12 1/2 for G. Mason Gross] (1939, Extant)
#1491s [12 1/2 for George B. Knowles] (1941, Extant)
#1492s [12 1/2 for Lawrence H. Johnson] (1941)
#1493s [12 1/2 for J. H. Blodgett] (1941)
#1494s [12 1/2 for J. B. Howard] (1941)
#1495s Skedaddle (1941)
#1496s [12 1/2 for D. P. Ordway] (1941)
#1497s [12 1/2 for Verner Z. Reed] (1941)
#1498s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1941, Extant)
#1499s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1941)
#1500s [12 1/2 for Robert McLean] (1939)
#1501s [12 1/2 for E. H. McIntire] (1939, Extant)
#1502s [12 1/2 for Arthur C. Dorrance] (1939, Extant)
#1503s [12 1/2 for F. B. Collins] (1940, Extant)
#1504s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1941)
#1507s [Marlin Cruiser] (1939, Extant)
#1509s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1941, Extant)
#1510s Nameless (1941)
#1511s Sally III (1943)
#1512s [12 1/2 for Harry Bloomfield] (1942, Extant)
#1513s [12 1/2 for R. F. Haffenreffer III] (1942)
#1514s [12 1/2 for Reginald Reynolds] (1942, Extant)
#1515s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1942, Extant)
#1516s [12 1/2 for Russell M. Weane] (1942, Extant)
#1517s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1943)
#1518s [12 1/2 for F. B. Barden] (1943, Extant)

Original text on model:
"12 1/2' Buzzards Bay boy class 24 boats 1915 scale 1/10 size three [sic, i.e. four? #806, #813, #815, #817?] boats 1916
16' w.l. Oyster Bay "Fish Class" 23 boats 1916 scale 1/12 size sections 1/13 lengths 3 1/2 added at bow on deck" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model description:
"12'-1/2' lwl Buzzards Bay 12 1/2-class of 1915, HMCo's most popular creation with some 360 boats produced. Also, with change in scale and proportionally longer bow, the Fish class sloops of 1916 and beyond." (Source: Bray, Maynard. 2004.)

Model discussion:
"Bristol, R.I.
Oct. 10, 1914
Dear Bob,
I have your interesting letter of yesterday. I was to write you yesterday but somehow missed it.
I have made a model for the little boats, in which I got quite interested. But you are not 'in it' as to beam! [Apparently Bob Emmons had suggested a different, probably wider, beam.] After I got at it I decided there would be an advantage in having considerable flare to topsides, and have kept the extreme breadth at six feet.
The model looks very nice and I am well pleased with it, and think you will be. I have taken more draft, however, 30in, and I don’t think it any too much. Of course it can be reduced if really necessary, but it would take away from the weatherliness of the boat.
I have made another design [Model 210] for Mr. Tod [#742s Katoura Jr], [of] much lighter displacement to be better carried on his davits.
I will get the thing sketched out in a few days.
George Nichols was here Thursday talking about a class for his club. [These were precursory talks about what would become the Seawanhaka Coringthian Yacht Club's Fish Class that was eventually built in 1916.]
...
Yours sincerely,
Nath’l G. Herreshoff." (Source: Herreshoff, N.G. Letter to Emmons, Robert W. Herreshoff Marine Museum Correspondence, Folder 36 (new), 191 (old). Access courtesy of Halsey C. Herreshoff. October 10, 1914.)

Comment:
"... restricted. The original plans/offsets for [the] Buzzards Bay 12 1/2 foot-class (#744) ... were purchased in 1948 by Cape Cod Shipbuilding Co., of Wareham, MA." (Source: Hasselbalch, Kurt and Frances Overcash and Angela Reddin: Guide to The Haffenreffer-Herreshoff Collection. Francis Russell Hart Nautical Collections, MIT Museum, Cambridge, Mass., 1997, p. 21.)

Model identification:
"See also model in M.I.T. Hart Nautical Collection: Buzzards Bay 12 1/2 foot-class, #744, Painted model; Size: 5"x16"; Acc. No.: XA2-1(1)." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. 2008.)

Related model(s):
Model 0716 by NGH (1914?); sail, 409 built from
Buzzards Bay 12 1/2
Model XA2-1_01 by NGH (1914?); sail
Model XA2-1_02 by NGH (1914?); sail



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