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by any of the leading builders until this design of Mr. Bentall's, in which
there is absence of deadwood at both extremities. She soon displayed
remarkable speed and became famous as a racer.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 126 tons ; length, 90 8 ft. ; breadth,
16 6 ft. ; depth of hold, 13 1 ft. ; draught of water, 13 5 ft.

346. Half block model of Yt. " Neptune." (Scale 1 : 32.)
Presented by Messrs. Wm. Fife and Son, 1897. N. 2130.

This yawl-rigged yatht was built at Fairlie, N.B., in 1875, by Messrs.
Wm. Fife and Son. She won the Queen's Cup on the Thames in 1886, and
at Ryde in 1888.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 50 tons; length, 64 -8ft.; breadth,
13 -5 ft.; depth, 8- 9 ft.

347. Half block model of Yt. " Bonita." (Scale 1 : 12.) Lent
by Messrs. Watkins & Co. 1877. N. 1474.

This yacht was designed and built as a racing cutter by Messrs. Watkins
& Co. at Blackwall in 1876.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 10 tons ; length, 36 ft. ; breadth,
8-2 ft. ; depth, 7-5 ft.

348. Half block model of Yt. " Mersey." (Scale 1 : 24.) Lent
by Messrs. Watkins & Co., 1877. N. 1473.

This yawl-rigged yacht was built at Blackwall in 1877 by Messrs.
Watkins & Co., to their own design.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 37 tons; length, 53 -3 ft.; breadth,
13 -2ft. ; depth, 9 -Oft.

349. Rigged model of Yt. " Formosa." (Scale 1 : 24.) Lent
by A. R. Ricardo, Esq., 1883. N. 1568.

This cutter yacht was designed and built by Mr. M. E. Batsey, at Cowes,
in 1878, for the then Prince of Wales.

Gross register, 102 tons; net register, 72 -37 tons; length, 84 '5ft.;
length on water-line, 82 66 ft. ; breadth, 16 9 ft. ; depth, 12 1 ft. ; draught
of water, aft, 12 5 ft. ; draught of water, forward, 7 75 ft. ; area of mainsail,
3,150 sq. ft. ; area of foresail, 750 sq. ft. ; area of jib, 990 sq. ft. ; total area
of lower sails, 4,890 sq. ft.

In 1887 the rig was altered to that of a yawl.

350. Half block model of Yt. " Maggie." (Scale 1 : 24.) Lent
by Francis Taylor, Esq., 1897. N. 2119.

This cutter yacht was built at Southampton in 1878 by Mr. D. Hatcher.
Tonnage (Thames measurement), 15 tons ; length, 45 ft. ; breadth,
8-8 ft.; depth, 8 ft.

351. Half block model of Yt. " Waterwitch." (Scale 1 : 12.)
Lent by Messrs. Camper and Nicholsons, Ltd., 1897.

N. 2142.

This schooner yacht was designed by Mr. B. Nicholson, and built at
Gosport in 1880 ; she proved to be a very successful racer.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 159 tons; length, 100 1 ft. ; breadth,
19-2 ft. ; depth, 12-3 ft. ; sail area, 8,309 sq. ft.



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352. Half block model of Yt. " Freda." (Scale 1 : 24.) Lent
by Francis Taylor, Esq., 1897. N. 2113.

This cutter yacht was built on the Thames in 1880 by Mr. Beavor Webb,
and was a well-known vessel at the time.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 21 tons; length, 50'8 ft.; breadth,
9-8 ft.; depth, 8-2 ft.

353. Half block model of Yt. " Buttercup." (Scale 1 : 24.)
Lent by R. Hewett, Esq., 1897. N. 2125.

This cutter yacht was built by Mr. T. Y. Trew at Barking, Essex, in
1880. Thames measurement, 11 tons ; length, 47 '2 ft. ; breadth, 7 3 ft. ;
depth, 8 -5 ft.

354. Half block model of Yt. " Tara." (Scale 1 : 24.) Lent
by Francis Taylor, Esq., 1897. N. 2117.

This composite cutter yacht was built at. Southampton in 1883 by Mr.
D. Hatcher. In 1882 the Yacht Racing Association adopted a new rule of
measurement, which evolved a deep and narrow vessel, known as the " plank -
on-edge " type. The " Tara " was one of the first built under this rule, and
was the most extreme example, being six times as long as she was broad,
and unusually deep. She had 38 tons of lead on her keel, and although
only a 40-tonner, spread as much canvas as a 60 ; she was a fast and very
successful vessel.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 42 tons; length, 70-1 ft.; breadth,
11 -5 ft.; depth, 10 -15 ft.

355. Half block model of Yt. " Eclipse." (Scale 1 : 12.) Lent
by A. Manning, Esq., 1897. N. 2147.

This cutter yacht was built at Southampton in 1884 by Messrs. A. Payne
and Sons, to the design of Mr. C. P. Clayton. In her first year she won
twenty first prizes.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 15 tons; length, 37'1 ft.; breadth,
10 -lft. ; depth, 7-5 ft.

356. Half block model of Yt. " Minnow." (Scale 1: 12.)
Lent by Messrs. Summers and Payne, Ltd., 1908. N. 2481.

This cutter yacht, first known as " Tootsie," was built of wood at
Southampton in 1885 by Messrs. A. Payne and Son to the design of
Mr. A. E. Payne.

She is representative of the early " Itchen " class of racing yachts
developed from Solent fishing craft. Their chief characteristics were:
Great beam in proportion to length, square stem, deep after deadwood,
and raking midship section, i.e., the position of maximum breadth at
the load water-line was always well abaft that of the lowest water-line ; this
latter principle has been adopted in the designs of many modern racing
yachts.

Length (b.p.), 17 ft. ; breadth, 7 ft. ; depth, 4 ft. ; tonnage (Thames),
3 tons ; T.R.A. rating (1886 Rule), 1-39.

357. Half block model of Yt. " Thistle." (Scale 1 : 24.)
Lent by John L. Watson, Esq., 1901. N. 2174,

This cutter yacht was built of steel at Glasgow in 1887 by Messrs. D.
and W. Henderson & Co. She was designed by Mr. G. L. Watson to
compete for the America Cup, and was the first notable vessel built under
the new measurement rules which then carne into operation. She won the
Queen's Cup at Rothesay in 1890, and in that season gained 22 prizes ;
she was soon afterwards purchased by the German Emperor and renamed
" Meteor," under which name she gained another Queen's Cup in 1893.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 170 tons; length, 98 '0 ft.; breadth,
20-3 ft. ; depth, 14 -1 ft. ; sail area, 8,157 '1 sq. ft.



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358. Rigged model of Yt. " Volunteer." (Scale 1:24.)
Received 1889. N. 1821.

This centre-board cutter yacht was designed by Mr. E. Burgess, and
built of steel at Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A., in 1887, by the Pusey and
Jones Co. She competed in that year for the America Cup, and retained
it against the British yacht " Thistle."

Tonnage, 89 tons ; length over all, 107 ft. ; length on load water-line,
85-92 ft.; breadth, 23 '33 ft.; draught of water, 10 ft.; draught with
centre-board down, 21 ft. ; length of centre-board, 25 ft. Her sail plan
contained 9,000 sq. ft. of canvas.

In 1891 the " Volunteer " was lengthened, and rigged as a schooner.

A half block model, N. 2173 (Scale 1 : 32), lent by J. L. Watson, Esq., in
1899 is also exhibited.

359. Half block model of Yt. " Lady Nan." (Scale 1 : 12.)
Presented by A. E. Payne, Esq., 1897. N. 2102.

This sloop-rigged yacht was built at Southampton in 1888 by Messrs. A.
Payne and Sons, to the design of Mr. A. E. Payne.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 6 tons; length, 24 '8 ft.; breadth,
8-4 ft. ; depth, 4-8 ft.

360. Half block model of Yt. " Valkyrie " (L). (Scale 1 : 48.)
Lent by the Earl of Dunraven, 1897. N. 2150.

This composite cutter yacht was built at Southampton in 1889 by
Messrs. J. G-. Fay & Co., to the designs of Mr. G. L. Watson. In 1890 she
won 11 prizes, and in 1891 gained a Queen's Cup in a race round the Isle
of Wight.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 94 tons ; length, 85 ft. ; breadth,
15 -9 feet; depth, 11 -6 ft.

361. Half block model of Yt. " Iverna." (Scale 1 : 36.)
Lent by Messrs. J. G. Fay & Co., 1897. N. 2144.

This composite built cutter yacht was designed by Mr. A. Richardson,
and constructed at Southampton in 1890. In her first season she gained
20 prizes, and in 1892 won a Queen's Cup in Dublin Bay.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 152 tons ; length, 98 ft. ; breadth,
19ft. ; depth, 10 -7 ft.

362. Half block model of Yt. "Yama." (Scale 1:24.^
Presented by Messrs. Wm. Fife and Son, 1897. N. 2131.

This cutter yacht was built in 1890 at Brooklyn, U.S.A., to the design of
Mr. W. Fife, junr.

Tonnage (American), 11 -4 tons; length, 52 ft.; breadth, 9- 2 ft.;
draught of water, 9 ft.

363. Half block model of Yt. "Creole." (Scale 1:24.)
Presented by Messrs. Forrestt & Son, 1897. N. 2114.

This composite cutter yacht was built at Wivenhoe in 1890 by Messrs.
Forrestt and Son, to the designs of Mr. G. L. Watson. She was considered
to be the prettiest example and the most consistent performer of the
40-rater type, and in her first season won 15 prizes.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 54 tons ; length, 70 '5 ft. ; breadth,
13-3 ft. ; depth, 10-1 ft. ; sail area, 3,993 sq. ft.

364. Half block model of Yt. " Reverie." (Scale 1 : 24.)
Lent by Messrs. J. G. Fay & Co., 1897. N. 2145.

This composite yawl-rigged yacht was built at Southampton in 1891 by
Messrs. Fay & Co., to the design of Mr. J. M. Soper.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 59 tons; length, 72 '6 f t : breadth,
13 7 ft. ; depth, 9 85 ft. ; sail area, 3,994 sq. ft.

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-'365. Half block model of Yt. " Corsair." (Scale 1 : 24.) Lent
by R. T. Pritchett, Esq., 1897. N. 2113.

This cutter yacht was built at Southampton in 1892 by Messrs.
Summers and Payne, to the design of Mr. A. E. Payne. In her first year
she gained a sensational victory over the cutter " Meteor," formerly
" Thistle."

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 60 tons ; length, 67 ft. ; breadth,
14-65 ft. ; depth, 10 '9 ft. ; sail area, 4,098 sq. ft.

366. Half block model of Yt. " Satanita." (Scale 1 : 24.)
Lent by Messrs. J. G. Fay & Co., 1897. N. 2146.

This composite built cutter yacht was constructed at Southampton in
1893 by Messrs. J. G. Fay & Co., to the design of Mr. J. M. Soper. In
that year she won a Queen's Cup in Ireland, and in 1894 beat the " Britannia "
in a reaching trial at Weymouth.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 300 tons ; length, 117 '1 ft. ; breadth,
24-7 ft. ; depth, 12-3 ft. ; sail area, 9,915 sq. ft.

367. Half block model of Yt. "Valkyrie II." (Scale 1 : 48.)
Lent by the Earl of Dunraven, 1897. N. 2151.

This composite cutter yacht was built by Messrs. D. & ~W. Henderson

6 Co. at Glasgow in 1893, from the designs of Mr. G-. L. Watson. She
crossed the Atlantic and unsuccessfully competed for the America Cup
against " Yigilant " in the same year. In 1894 she was sunk through a
collision during a race on the Clyde.

Length, 85 5 ft. ; breadth, 22 ft. ; sail area, 10,042 sq. ft.

368. Half block model of Yt. " Vendetta." (Scale 1 : 24.)
Lent by Messrs. Summers and Payne, Ltd., 1908. N. 2479.

This cutter yacht was built at Southampton in 1893 by Messrs. Summers
and Payne to the design of Mr. A. E. Payne; she is of wood construction
with steel frames and beams amidships.

Length (b.p.), 66 -5 ft. ; length (w.L), 60 -4 ft. ; breadth, 17 ft. ; draught,
11 75 ft. ; sail area, 3,962 sq. ft. ; tonnage (Thames), 76 tons ; Y.R. A.
rating (1886 Rule), 40 ; (1896 Rule), 67.

369. Whole model of Yt. " Sorceress." (Scale 1 : 12.) Lent
by Linton Hope, Esq., 1896. N. 2110.

This centre-board yacht was built in 1894 from the design of her
owner, Mr. Hope. The shallow, dish-like underwater form, with broad
overhanging ends, is typical of the small " rater " developed under the
188696 rating rule, in which sail area and length at the water-line were
the only factors. The " Sorceress " carries no ballast, but has a deep
central "fin," which gives considerable lateral resistance. She has been
highly successful on the Thames in all weathers, beating most of the
ballasted and bulb-fin boats.

Length, extreme, 28 ft. ; length on load water-line, 19 ft. ; breadth,

7 "75ft.; rating 1.

370. Half block model of Yt. " Valkyrie III." (Scale 1 : 48.)
Lent by the Earl of Dunraven, 1897. N. 2152.

This composite cutter yacht was built at Glasgow in 1895, by Messrs.
D. & W. Henderson & Co., from the designs of Mr. G. L. Watson. She
competed unsuccessfully for the America Cup in 1895 against the
"Defender."

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 263 tons; length, 88 '8 ft.; breadth,
25 7 ft. ; depth, 11 7 ft. ; sail area, 13,028 sq. ft.



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371. Half block model of Yt. "Isolde." (Scale 1 : 36.) Pre-
sented by Messrs. Win. Fife and Son, 1897. N. 2132.

This composite cutter yacht was built at Fairlie, N.B., in 1895, by
Messrs. Fife and Son, from the designs of Mr. W. Fife, jun. Her record in
1895 was : 54 starts, 31 first prizes, and 6 second ; in 1896 : 45 starts,
26 first prizes, and 7 second.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 82 tons; length, 71 *25ft.; breadth,
16 8 ft ; depth, 8 4 ft. ; sail area, 4,006 3 sq. ft.

372. Half model of Yt. " Corolla." (Scale 1 : 12.) Lent by
Messrs. Camper and Nicholsons, Ltd., 1897, N. 2143.

This lugger-rigged yacht was built by Messrs. Camper and Nicholson,
at Gosport, in 1895, from the designs of Mr. C. Nicholson.

Tonnage (Thames measurement), 7 tons; length, 27*25 ft.; breadth,
7 ft. ; sail area, 548 7 sq. ft. ; rating, 2-5.

373. Rigged model of sailing punt "Leah." (Scale 1: 6.)
Lent by R. J. Turk, Esq., 1903. N. 2345.

This successful example of a racing punt was built at Kingston- on-Thames
in 1896 by Mr. R. J. Turk ; she has won the Thames Championship for
her class in the five consecutive years 1896-1900 and out of a total of
40 starts, obtained 35 first places, 2 second, and 3 third.

The boat is of simple box construction, with the sides formed of single
strakes inclining outwards and the whole structure held together by timber
knees secured to stout floor pieces spaced 1 * 75 ft. apart. Two swinging
leeboards are fitted, to reduce leeway, and internal housing is provided for
their reception when lifted. A punting platform is constructed at the
after end and the space beneath it is utilised as a locker. When sailing
a large dipping lug sail is used, carried by a hollow mast and yard which
are built up in wood.

Length, extreme, 25 ft. ; breadth, extreme, 3 83 ft. ; depth, amidships,
1-3 ft. ; sail area, approximate, 200 sq.ft.; rating, (S.B.A. Rules), 0'5.

374. Half block model of Yt. "Tutty." (Scale 1 : 24.) Lent
by Messrs. Summers and Payne, Ltd., 1908. N. 2482.

This cutter yacht was built of wood at Southampton in 1898 by Messrs.
Summers and Payne to the designs of Mr. A. E. Payne.

Tonnage (Thames) 40 tons ; length (b.p.), 60 ft. ; breadth, 15 86 ft. ;
Y.R.A. rating (1896 Rule), 65.

375. Rigged model of Yt. " Outlook." (Scale 1 : 16.) Pre-
sented by W. Starling Burgess, Esq., 1903. Plate VI.,
No. 2. N. 2347.

This racing yacht was . built at Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902, to the
designs of Mr. Burgess to defend the " Quincy Cup," open to any sailing
craft not exceeding 21 ft. at the water-line ; in this she was successful and
she has an unbroken record of seven victories.

Her construction illustrates the inconvenient extreme to which a rule
restricting only the water-line length of competing yachts tends ; neverthe-
less, her sail area and speed are considerably greater than have ever before
been associated with so little weight or so short a water-line, results which
are due to her immense beam, great overhang at bow and stern and the
lightness of her construction.

The hull is of nearly uniform breadth, and gradually decreases in depth
from amidships to a broad, flat entrance and run. To increase the lateral
resistance there is a large central drop-keel plate, which is assisted by a
deep hanging rudder.

The strength of the boat is entirely derived from a steel truss, extending
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side. The truss section is formed by two triangles on the same base but
with one inverted ; the members and bracing are of angle steel. Below
and around this steel frame the light wooden hull is secured, and near its
centre the mast step is built, while along the top the standing rigging and
sheet blocks are attached.

Displacement, 3 tons and there is no ballast ; length (o. a.), 51 4 ft. ;
length on water-line, 21 ft. ; beam, extreme, 16 ft. ; beam at water-
line, 13 -4ft.; draught of hull, -66 ft.; sail area, 1,800 sq. ft. The
midship sectional area is 7 54 sq. ft. ; area of load water-line plane,
271ft.; wetted surface, without board, 278 sq. ft.; and the prismatic
coefficient, -592.

376. Half block model of Yt. " Little Haste." (Scale 1 : 12.)
Presented by W. Starling Burgess, Esq., 1903. N. 2346.

This centre-board yacht was built in 1902 at Manchester, Massachusetts,
to the designs of Mr. Burgess, to conform with the rules of the 21 -ft.
cruising class of the Massachusetts Yacht Racing Association. In her first
year she won the Association's championship on the open sea, and was then
transferred to Lake Michigan, where she was equally successful.

The boat is a modern example of a scow of stout construction, with
great beam and shallow draught, and Mr. Burgess states that her lines
closely correspond with those arrived at by the theory of Mr. John Scott
Russell. Despite her full overhangs she has proved to be a good sea boat
and capable of beating the keel boats of her class in a heavy sea and a
strong breeze.

Displacement, 3*06 tons; weight of ballast, 5 -34 tons; length (o.a.),
40 ft.; length on water-line, 21 ft.; beam (extreme), 10 '65 ft.; beam at
water-line, 10 4 ft. ; draught, 2 ft. ; sail area, 941 sq. ft. Her midship
sectional area, excluding keel, is 9-52 sq. ft. ; area of load water-line
plane, 187 sq. ft.; wetted surface, excluding centre-board, 217 '3 sq. ft.;
prismatic coefficient, 532 ; metacentric height, 9 42 ft. ; and the stability
at 20 deg. is 19,000 ft. Ib.

377. Half block model of Yt. "Emmie." (Scale 1 : 8.) Lent
by Messrs. Summers and Payne, Ltd., 1908. N. 2478.

This sloop- rigged yacht was built of wood at Southampton in 1906 by
Messrs. Summers and Payne to the design Mr. A. E. Payne, jun.

Tonnage (Thames), 2 tons ; length (w.l.), 17 '15 ft. ; breadth, 5 ft. ; T.R.A.
rating, 18 -01.

A comparison of this design with that of the " Minnow " (No. 356), a
yacht of similar length at water-line, shows broadly the effect of recent
rating rules upon the external appearance of racing yachts.



378. Rigged model of ice boat. (Scale 1 : 24.) Presented
by J. S. Anderson, Esq., 1865. N. 1075.

This represents a cutter-rigged ice boat such as is used on the Gulf
of Finland, the North American lakes, etc., when navigation is stopped
by frost.

The boat is a framed cross in plan, with the mast stepped at the
intersection; it is carried on three sledge irons, one of which is aft and
is fitted with a handle for steering. The dimensions vary, but in one
example, the "Sokol" (i.e., "Falcon"), the length was 25 ft., and the
beam 12 ft.

These boats attain a very high speed ; with a beam wind their velocity
may exceed that of the wind by which they are propelled.



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379. Rigged model of ice yaclit " Swedish. Arrow." (Scale
1 : 10.) Received 1909. N. 2530.

This represents a typical racing yacht as used on the frozen lakes and
creeks of the Baltic ; it is of lighter construction than No. 378, and has
improved skids and rudder arrangements. In size and general features this
vessel also resembles a 250-ft. class North American ice yacht (i.e., carrying
250 sq. ft. of canvas).

The main structure consists of two wooden members arranged in the
form of a horizontal cross. The fore-and-aft member or backbone extends
the full length of the vessel; it is elliptical in section and tapers longi-
tudinally in each direction from its junction with the thwartship member.
It may be formed either of solid timber, scarfed where necessary, or it may
be of hollow section ; or, again, it may consist of a trussed frame. This
member carries the mast and rudder, and also acts as a bowsprit for setting
the head -sail ; it likewise forms an attachment for the crew platform or
cockpit at the after end. The thwartship member or runner plank is about
one-half of the length of the backbone, and is of solid timber ; it carries the
skids or runners at the outer ends. The rudder and side runners are pivoted
so as to rock freely in a fore-and-aft direction, and thus minimise the worst
effects of uneven ice ; further to reduce the shocks under such conditions a
thick rubber cushion is usually fitted under the rudder bearing. All sliding
surfaces are fitted with soft cast-iron shoe-pieces.

A single mast with a main sail and jib is the usual rig, and the vessel is
manoeuvred like a cutter. The spars are usually hollow, and both the
standing and running rigging are of galvanised steel wire.

Length overall, 31 -5 ft. ; breadth, 15 ft.



CRUISING TACHTS.

380. Lithograph, of H.M.Yt. " Victoria and Albert." Wood-
croft Bequest, 1903. N. 2311.

This paddle-wheel yacht was built of wood at Pembroke in 1842-3 from
the designs of Sir W. Symonds ; she was broken up in 1868, but had then
been long replaced by a larger yacht of the same name.

A somewhat unusual system was adopted in the construction of this
vessel as, to reduce weight, no closely- spaced transverse ribs or frames were
fitted, except to the lower or under water portions of the hull, the general
transverse form above being maintained by five watertight wooden bulk-
heads, spaced at intervals throughout the length, and each one extending
from the keel to the upper deck. To compensate for any loss of structural
strength thus occasioned, the outer planking was worked in three thicknesses
the two inner layers placed diagonally across each other, at 45 deg., and
the outer layer worked longitudinally. Tarred felt was laid between each
thickness, and the whole finally held together by vertical and diagonal ties.

The engines, made by Messrs. Maudslay, Sons and Field, were of the
twin cylinder type (see No. 808), and gave the vessel a speed of 10 7 knots.

Burden, 1,034 tons ; length, extreme, 225 feet ; length, b.p., 200 ft. ;
breadth, outside paddles, 59 ft. ; breadth, inside paddles, 33 ft. ; depth of
hold, 22 ft. ; draught, mean, 14 -25 ft.

381. Lithograph of H.M.Yt. " Fairy." Woodcroft Bequest,
1903. N. 2312.

This iron-built screw yacht was designed and constructed by Messrs.
Ditchburn and Mare at Blackwall in 1844-5, and was broken up in 1868.

She was originally intended for the conveyance of Queen Victoria
between Whitehall and Woolwich, but proved so seaworthy that she subse-
quently became a tender to the larger yacht " Victoria and Albert " on her
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and fitted for screw propulsion, and was considered to be the fastest vessel
of her time ; she was afterwards used by the Admiralty for testing various
forms of propeller.

Her engines, constructed by Messrs. Penn and Son, had two oscillating
cylinders, 42 in. diam. by 36 in. stroke, making 48 revs, per min., and were
connected with the screw- shaft by spur gearing which gave a propeller speed
of 240 revs, per min. With a boiler pressure of 10 Ib. and 364 indicated
h.p. a speed of 13 '3 knots was obtained with a screw 5*3 ft. diam., 8 ft.
pitch and 1 ft. long.

Displacement, 168 tons; length (b.p.), 144 '6 ft.; breadth (extreme),
21 1 ft. ; draught (mean), 5 ft.

382. Whole model of H.M.Yt. " Fairy." (Scale 1 : 48.) Lent
by the Thames Iron Works and Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.,
1908. N. 2486.

This was built of iron at Orchard Yard, Blackwall (now the Thames
Ironworks), in 1844-5, by Messrs. Ditchburn and Mare.
For descriptive details, see No. 381.

383. Whole built model of Yt. " Dryad." (Scale 1 : 12.) Pre-
sented by Prof. J. W. Groves, 1893. N. 2014.

This cutter yacht was built at Cowes in 1846 by Messrs. White and
Sons, for Mr. Delafield. The model was constructed by the late Mr. W.
Groves, the sculptor, and is a very accurate record of the vessel and its
details, even the internal fittings being faithfully represented to scale.

Tonnage, 85 tons ; length, 72 ft. ; breadth, 20 ft. ; draught of water,
lift.

A half block model of the " Dryad " (Scale 1 : 24) is shown in the same
case.

384. Whole block model of Yt. " Kate." (Scale 1 : 12.) Lent
by Messrs. Forrestt and Son, 1873. N. 1354.

This yawl-rigged yacht was built by Messrs. Forrestt and Son for
Mr. E. E. Middleton. She is decked over, but has a well with sliding hatch
amidships. In 1869 the owner sailed her alone round the English coast.

Length, 23 ft. ; breadth, 7 ft. ; depth, 2' 5 ft.

385. Rigged model of schooner yacht. (Scale 1 : 8.) Presented
by A. Humphreys, Esq., 1878. N. 1503.

This represents a full-rigged fore-and-aft schooner, with mainsail, boom
foresail, fore staysail, jib, fore and main gaff-topsails set.
Length, 105 ft. ; breadth, 27 ; 5 ft. ; depth, 15 ft.

386. Rigged model of cutter yacht. (Scale 1 : 24.) Lent by
H. L. Hooper, Esq., 1877. N. 1483.

This yacht hcts her mainsail and foresail set, and it represents a vessel



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