Ship Model, Ship London

Description
The three-masted square-rigged ship London was built at New York in 1770 or 1771 for English owners. With so much good, close-grain wood at hand in the colonies, colonial shipbuilding prospered, and American ships sold well overseas.
Measuring 92½ feet long by 26½ feet in beam, the vessel was known as a well-built, fast-sailing merchant vessel with good cargo capacity for its size. In 1776, it was purchased by the British Royal Navy as an armed ship, renamed the Grasshopper and used as a convoy escort protecting groups of British ships against their enemies.
Object Name
merchant ship, rigged model
model, rigged merchant ship
Date made
1967
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
iron (overall material)
textile (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 38 in x 33 in x 12 in; 96.52 cm x 83.82 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
TR*327688
catalog number
327688
accession number
272429
subject
Fishing
related event
Revolution and the New Nation
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Transportation
Exhibition
On the Water
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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