The whaleboat as a type of boat
Whaleboats were used by the thousands aboard American whaleships in the middle of the 19th century and, in lesser numbers, by whale hunters of other nations and at shore stations around the world. The whaleboat was a double-ended open boat of about 9 m length, being pulled by oars and sailed.
The last voyage of a whaleship that carried whaleboats was in the 1920s. In 1933 Charles Beetle built a whaleboat for the Mariners Museum, Newport, Virginia, USA. This model is built to its lines.
The history and construction details of the whaleboats and especially of the boat by Charles Beetle are outlined in the book of Willits D. Ansel, The Whaleboat, a Study of Design, Construction and Use from 1850 to 1970, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc., 1978, ISBN 0913372404.
There is an article about whaleboats in Wikipedia.
The whaleboat model,
photos, description and dimensions
The model was built to lines taken off and construction details recorded by Willits Ansel and Robert Allyn, 1975. The plan was published in the book of Willits Ansel (see above).
This model of a whaleboat is very beautiful, a true master piece. It was built
like a real ship by Jan van den
Heuvel, Philippine (Terneuzen), Netherlands, with great care of details.
The ship model is 1 : 10 scale. Length is 87 cm, width 23 cm, height 31 cm.