Sailing Ship Model - Galleon, 16th Century Object 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.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 80 mm (Height), 33 mm (Width), 110 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Depth of hull from waterline only.

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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.


mike selicious Posted on 03 Dec 2009 8:21 AM
I have a old ship, my father bought in the late 40s .it is a gal.but not sure of what on the back it has some symbols .I will explain the best I can ,,they seem all hand painted ther is a shield with a cross and 2 dolphins on each side of it . also it has some birds a crown and it looks like part of a castle.. Im wondering if you might be able to help me this ship is very ols and is starting to get ruined the sails hav all come down do to curling it has 4 masses .

Thanks mike
Discovery Centre Posted on 23 Dec 2009 2:37 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Mike. It sounds like want conservation advice regarding your ship. Unfortunately Museum Victoria can’t provide conservation advice. For conservation advice you should go to the website of the Australian Centre for the Conservation of Cultural Materials to search for an appropriate conservator

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