Model No. 1512: Cambria
Model by: Ratsey, Michael E. (designer, but not builder of this model?)
Made when: 1868
Estimated model scale: 1/64
Model length (ca.): 19.9" (50.5cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/64 (ca.): 106' 2" (32.3m)
Vessel Type: America's Cup Challenger
Hull Configuration: Keel
Model location: H.M.M. Workshop North Wall Left b
Original text on model:
"CAMBRIA" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)
"It is not known when this model was made, who made it, and from what sources its dimensions were derived from. Note that at a scale of 1/64 this model would suggest an LOA of ca. 104' while Cambria's real LOA was 112' 11 1/2" (her LWL was 89' 7"). The reason for this is apparently that this model does not show Cambria's stemhead which would have added several feet to her length. For more information on Cambria's lines and dimensions see Chevalier, Francois and Jacques Taglang, 1851 America's Cup Yacht Designs 1986, Paris, 1987, p. 73; Kemp, Dixon, Yacht Architecture, 1885; and Thompson, Winfield M. and Thomas W. Lawson, The Lawson History of the America's Cup, Boston, 1902." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. 2008.)
"Note: Cambria is the Michael E. Ratsey designed English Cutter that challenged for the America's Cup in 1870. See also Sequence 1525" (Source: Curator Herreshoff Marine Museum, 2004.)
Model 1512 by Ratsey, Michael E. (designer, but not builder of this model?) (1868); sail
Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné.
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