Model No. 1432: Cruising Schooner (final)

Model No. 1432

Model by: NGH
Made when: June 1925
Stated model scale: 1/48
Model length (ca.): 54.0" (137.2cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/48 (ca.): 215' 12" (65.8m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: Aux. Schooner
Hull Configuration: Keel
Model location: H.M.M. Workshop North Wall Left b

Original text on model:
"Final model for H.S. Vanderbilt's proposed Aux. 3 mast cruiser.
Scale 1/4" per foot NGH 1925." (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model discussion:
"[1925-06-16] Tue 16: Began model [Model 1432] for H. S. Vanderbilt's 132' w.l. aux. schooner [#192301es], which is in larger scale [1/48 vs 1/96] than original [Model 1523] made in Coconut Grove.
[1925-06-28] Sun 28: ... At home all day working on model [Model 1432] for H.S.V's [Harold Stirling Vanderbilt's] 132 w.l. aux sch[ooner] [#192301es]." (Source: Herreshoff, Nathanael G. Diary, 1925. Manuscript (excerpts). Access courtesy of Halsey C. Herreshoff.)

Model identification:
"Newly identified model. This is the final model for a 200ft LOA cruising schooner for Harold Vanderbilt. The intended schooner had started out with an overall length of 200ft, was then shortened to 160ft LOA, increased in length again to 169ft and finally lenghtenend back again to 200ft." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. January 22, 2015.)

Related model(s):
Model 1523 by NGH (1923); sail, not built
Cruising Schooner (original): Aux. Schooner
Model 1135 by NGH (1925); sail, not built
Cruising Schooner: Aux. Schooner
Model 1432 by NGH (1925); sail, not built
Cruising Schooner (final): Aux. Schooner

Note: Vessels that appear in the records as not built, a cancelled contract, a study model, or as a model sailboat are listed but not counted in the list of vessels built from a model.

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