Model No. 1525: Cambria

Model No. 1525


Model by: Ratsey, Michael E. (designer, but not builder of this model?)
Made when: 1868
Estimated model scale: 1/96
Model length (ca.): 13.6" (34.4cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/96 (ca.): 108' 5" (33.0m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: America's Cup Challenger
Hull Configuration: Keel
Model location: H.M.M. Workshop North Wall Center

Original text on model:
"CAMBRIA" (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Comment:
"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 1/96 this model would suggest an LOA of ca. 107' 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.)

Model identification:
"Note: English Challenger for the 1870 America's Cup. See Sequence #1512." (Source: Curator Herreshoff Marine Museum, 2004.)

Related model(s):
Model 1512 by Ratsey, Michael E. (designer, but not builder of this model?) (1868); sail
Cambria: America's Cup Challenger
Model 1525 by Ratsey, Michael E. (designer, but not builder of this model?) (1868); sail
Cambria: America's Cup Challenger



Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné.
All rights reserved. No reproduction, adaptation, or distribution of any part of this document or any information contained herein by any means whatsoever is permitted without prior written permission. For the full terms of copyright for this document please click here. Last revision 2018-01-01.
© 2018,

Citation: Herreshoff Model 1525 Cambria. Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné. http://herreshoff.info/Docs/Model_1525.htm.