Ship model - cutter SHARKE

 

Ship model British cutter SHARKE

 

 

Scale 1 : 50, length 84 cm, width 27 cm, height 61 cm,
More photos:  several views of the model. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!

 

 

Historical background of the ship

The British cutter SHARKE was built in 1711 at the Deptford dockyards on the Thames River. She was designed for speed. With her large sail area and because of her shallow draught and minimal tonnage she could follow smugglers anywhere, even up shallow rivers and over dangerous shoals. With her ten pounder cannons she could easily fight any small boat.
 
The ship model, photos, description and dimensions
 
The finely worked model of the cutter is 1 : 50 scale. Length is 84 cm, width 27 cm, height 61 cm. The extensive sails of the model clearly make for the impression of speed and mobility.

   

Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There are several views of the entire model and of details.