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Ship of the Line

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Vessels with fifty to sixty guns were the most lightly armed ships of the line and were classed as fourth rate in the Royal Navy. In 1716 a British order required the building of a model of every ship that was to be constructed or reconstructed; such models often are the only surviving record of...

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Provenance

Lent by J. Templeman Coolidge, 12/01/1927.

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

about 1730

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Overall (including cradle): 106.7 x 51.4 x 135.3 cm (42 x 20 1/4 x 53 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

32.145

Medium or Technique

Wood; Boxwood

Collections

Americas

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Models