Model No. 1420: [Torpedo Boat TB-2 Prelim. A?]

Model No. 1420

Model by: NGH
Made when: December 1890 (?)
Estimated model scale: 1/48
Model length (ca.): 42.3" (107.5cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/48 (ca.): 169' 3" (51.6m)
Power/Sail: P
Vessel Type: Navy Steam Torpedo Boat???
Model location: H.M.M. Workshop North Wall Left a

Original text on model:
"[One WL is marked] '150 1/4 lwl trim' or '150 1/4 lwl ton' [Also the longitudinal location of the CG is marked) 'CG' " (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model identification:
"Probably newly identified model. See NGH design booklet entry just prior to that dated December 14, 1890 'Weighing of preliminary model for Torpedo boat #2 A (156ft x 16ft x 11 extreme depth). Scale of model 1/48th. [Calculations] To waterline marked on back of model 4in 10in above keel at lowest place. Bow hanging 13 1/2in (54ft) back from stem. [Calculated] Disp[lacement] 150.21 Tons net = 134.2 [tons] gross. ...' No other torpedo-boat-like model in the Herreshoff model collection seems to correspond to an overall length of 156ft and this one seems to be an almost perfect length match. 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.)

Related model(s):
Model 1418 by NGH (1890?); power
{Torpedo Boat TB-2 Prelim. B?}: Navy Steam Torpedo Boat???
Model 1420 by NGH (1890?); power
{Torpedo Boat TB-2 Prelim. A?}: Navy Steam Torpedo Boat???

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