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.)

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