March 16th 1898
Overall Height 9 ½ inches Length 18inches Depth 10inches
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A historically interesting scratch-built model of the Tyne lifeboat, originally built in 1833, the simulated clinker hull with five thwarts, a bosun’s recess, carved wooden oars and painted in blue and grey, mounted on a carriage with a plate inscribed ‘Made by Thomas Young, Pilot, March16th 1898’. Cased.
Footnote: For a contemporary full hull model of the lifeboat ‘Tyne’ built circa 1833 see the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Object SLR0747. Their description reads as follows: “The double-ended hull is constructed plank on frame, in clinker fashion, and is complete with small decks bow and stern, which provide watertight compartments for added buoyancy. It is pulled by 14 oars and steered by a large oar over the quarter at either end. Internally, there is a deck grating covering relieving tubes, which allow the removal of water should the lifeboat become swamped. For added buoyancy and protection, a layer of cork is fixed just below the gunwale at either end on which is inscribed Tyne Lifeboat”.
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