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Sailing Ship Model - Galleon, 16th Century Reg. No: HT 17109
- Miniature model of a typical 16th century galleon.
The galleon was originally an oared vessel but the Spanish developed a sailing version around 1540 which was built for speed with a narrower beam. Versions of the galleon were built in England known as 'race-built, with a cut down hull for more speed.
|Dimensions:||80 mm (Height), 33 mm (Width), 110 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Depth of hull from waterline only.|
|Tagged with:||naval vessels, sailing vessels, shipping, warships, water transport, ship models|
|Themes this item is part of:||Transport Collection|
|Primary Classification:||WATER TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Wind Power - Sailing Vessels|
|Tertiary Classification:||model naval vessels - british|
|References:||See Björn Landström, The Ship - A Survey of the History of the Ship from Primitive Raft to the Nuclear-Powered Submarine with Reconstructions in Words and Pictures, Allen & Unwin, 1961. Translated from Skeppet by Michael Phillips.|