Model No. 1418: [Torpedo Boat TB-2 Prelim. B?]
Model by: NGH
Made when: December 1890 (?)
Possible model scale: 1/48
Model length (ca.): 39.0" (99.0cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/48 (ca.): 155' 10" (47.5m)
Vessel Type: Navy Steam Torpedo Boat???
Model location: H.M.M. Workshop North Wall Left a
Original text on model:
"[Blank]" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)
"Probably newly identified model. See NGH design booklet entry dated December 14, 1890 'Weighing of preliminary model for Torpedo boat #2 B (144ft x 14ft 8in x 10 extreme depth). Scale of model 1/48th. [Calculations] To waterline marked on back of model 4in above keel at lowest place. Bow hanging 12in (48ft) back from stem. [Calculated] Disp[lacement] 112.2 Tons net = 100.2 [tons] gross. ...' No other torpedo-boat-like model in the Herreshoff model collection seems to correspond to an overall length of 144ft and this one seems to be an almost perfect length match. See also NGH design booklet entry dated January 5, 1891 for detailed weight calculations. The HMCo was unable to receive the building contract for this vessel and it was eventually built by Iowa Iron Works in Dubuque, Iowa as USS Ericsson (Torpedo Boat No. 2/TB-2)." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. September 16, 2014.)
Model 1418 by NGH (1890?); power
Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné.
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