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Ship Builder's Half Model

Description: Ship builder's half-model of the type of lugger vessels made at Port St Mary.

A half hull model ship (also known as a 'half hull' or 'half ship') is a wooden model ship featuring only one half of a boat's hull without rigging or other fixtures. Prior to the twentieth century, half hull model ships were constructed by shipwrights as a means of planning a ship's design and sheer and ensuring that the ship would be symmetrical. The half hulls were mounted on a board and were exact scale replicas of the actual ship's hull. With the advent of computer design, half hulls are now built as decorative nautical art and constructed after a ship is completed.

Measurements: overall: 66 x 10 x 9 cm

Object name: model boat

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1954-4452/c

Subject tags : #MM100


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