Model No. 1538: Sheila?

Model No. 1538


Model by: Burgess, W. S. and LFH
Made when: January 1921 (???)
Estimated model scale: 1/12
Model length (ca.): 27.1" (68.8cm)
Implied vessel LOA at 1/12 (ca.): 27' 1" (8.3m)
Power/Sail: S
Vessel Type: Six-Meter
Model location: H.M.M. Workshop North Wall Center

Vessels from this model:
1 built, modeled by Burgess, W. S. and LFH
#861s Sheila [Shiela, Sheila B] (1921, Extant)

Original text on model:
"Signet 6-Meter Boat
Designed by Starling Burgess and L. Frances Herreshoff.
Presented to A. Sidney DeW Herreshoff by
Capt. Paul Hammond, Sept 1974." (Source: Original handwritten annotation on model. Undated.)

Model identification:
"Newly identified model. The name Signet on the model is apparently a reference to Cygnet, HMCo #874s which was built from model no. 1008. However, this model is apparently the model for Sheila, HMCo #861s, another 6mr which was also built for Paul Hammond. Compare the photo of the model with that of Sheila on the yard scow. A reference to Sheila #861s was made by CvdL." (Source: van der Linde, Claas. 2008.)


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 1538 Sheila?. Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné. http://herreshoff.info/Docs/Model_1538.htm.