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Ship model sailing trawler MASTERHAND of 1920


Ship model English sailing trawler MASTERHAND of 1920


Scale 1 : 20
Length 165 cm
Width 29 cm
Height 130 cm
Material hull Wood
Photos 1 Total views
Photos 2 Views of details
Price sold
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The sailing trawler MASTERHAND LT 1203 of Lowestoft

Sailing trawler MASTERHAND LT 1203 – homeport Lowestoft - was built at Rye on Rock Channel Shipyard by Geo and Thos Smith Ltd. for the sum of 2.400 Pounds Sterling, starting November 1919. She had to be delivered on or before August 1st, 1920.

She started her fishing career after delivery on the North Sea, trawling on the fishing grounds around the Dogger Bank, being mostly 6 weeks out to sea. The catch being put into trunks on ice. The trunks were loaded from the trawler at sea into the tender which was rowed to the fish carrier. The fish carrier had a steam engine and thus could bring the catch of many trawlers speedily to the markets in Lowestoft or Great Yarmouth.

In the year 1947 she was changed to a full motor fishing vessel in Ramsgate.

Dimensions :
Hull length: 24 m
Beam: 5.79 m
Depth of hull: 2.90 m


The MASTERHAND model, photos, description and dimensions

The plans, history and full description of the building of MASTERHAND can be found in the book by Edgar J. March, Sailing Trawlers: The Story of Deep Sea Fishing with Longline and Trawl, David & Charles Ltd., Newton Abbot, Devon, England, 1970, ISBN 7153 4711 X.

This model was built by Jan van den Heuvel, 4553 BD Philippine, Netherlands, over the years 1988 - 1998 with great care of details. It was built in all of its interior and the timberwork like a real ship. The model is a true masterpiece, and photos of various stages in construction are available.

The model is 1 : 20 scale. Length over all is 165 cm (bowsprit and mizzen boom included), width is 29 cm, height is 130 cm (model stand included). The ship can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.

There are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging. Click images to enlarge!


This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.

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