Model, of brigantine Raven

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Postcard of Model, of brigantine Raven.
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Model, of brigantine Raven

A brigantine is a two-masted vessel, square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft rigged on the mainmast. This wooden model is of the 'Raven', a trading brigantine built in 1875 for export by James Keefe of Prince Edward Island in the Gulf of St Lawrence in Canada. The 'Raven' was bought by J C Hoad of Rye in Sussex.

The model is based on drawings by Harold A Underhill in 'Sailing Ship Rigs and Rigging'. It was built to a scale of 1:72 by the model maker, Dr Stephen Rowland of Northampton.

A well designed brigantine was one of the finest varieties of merchant sailing ship. In the 1860s and 1870s, Canadian builders completed many brigantines for export to Britain.

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Online ID: 000-180-002-055-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1948.19
Date: Model: Between 1938 and 1948; Original: 1875
What: Ship / brigantine / model
Subject: 23. SHIPPING, Sailing Ships, post 1760 (Departmental Classification)
Who: Dr Stephen Rowland, Northampton (Model maker)
Harold A. Underhill (Delineator)
J.C. Hoad (Owner of original ship)
James Keefe, Prince Edward Island, Canada (Builder of original ship)
Raven (brigantine)
Where: England, Northamptonshire, Northampton
Description: Waterline model of the 1875 brigantine Raven, made to a scale of 1:96 by Dr Stephen Rowland of Northampton, based on drawings by Harold A. Underhill in "Sailing Ship Rigs and Rigging"
  • Storer, J D. Ship Models in the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh: A catalogue of models representing the history of shipping from 1500 BC to the present day. Edinburgh: Royal Scottish Museum Information Series, 1985, p 32. 
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