Model, of Sloop-of-War

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Model, of Sloop-of-War

This wooden model represents a British 'Sloop-of-War' from 1771. It is built to a scale of 1:96.

The model has 16 guns and is brig-rigged with two masts and square sails. This type of rigging was not used for Royal Navy sloops until 1771.

The name 'sloop' is derived from the Dutch 'sloep' meaning a ship's boat. By the end of the 18th century the term was used to describe a class of naval vessels of 8 to 18 guns. The naval sloops were used to escort ships-of-the-line and to patrol and protect commerce.

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Online ID: 000-180-002-095-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1924.154
Date: Model: Around 1924; Original: 1771
Dimensions: 15.00" L x 4.00" beam
What: Sailing ship / brig / model
Subject: 23. SHIPPING, Sailing Ships, post 1760 (Departmental Classification)
Description: Model of a brig
  • 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 18. 
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