Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Gosport Street Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BB England
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$ 17,250

A scale model of a ‘Watson’ class lifeboat, circa 1931

Origin England
Period 1920-1949
Materials Oak, plexiglass and brass
W. 21.5 in; H. 11.5 in; D. 10 in;
W. 54.61 cm; H. 29.21 cm; D. 25.4 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1931
Description This 1.32 scale presentation model has a carved hull finished in white and blue with a red wale and RNLI pennant on the bow. The deck is painted blue-grey and fitted with grab rails, deck rails, bitts, a folding mast with navigation lights, a fitted cockpit and other details. It is mounted on four plated columns above a stepped wooden display base with a brass plate engraved ‘41ft Watson class motor lifeboat. Length 41ft, Beam 11ft8″, Displmt 14.5t, crew 8, draught 3’8″, twin screw, spd 7.5kts, blt 1931-52’ and later hinged oak and plexiglass case.

The 41ft Watson-class was a non-self-righting displacement hull lifeboat built between 1931 and 1952 and operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution between 1931 and 1981. It was designed for service at stations that required a larger and more powerful boat than the standard carriage-launched types, but which could not accommodate the larger Watson types through boathouse or slipway constraints. In all 18 boats were completed. It had an aft cockpit with a cabin ahead of it, containing the engine controls, and a separate forward shelter with room in the two for 16 people. The boats carried two sails as an auxiliary to the twin Weyburn AE6 6-cylinder petrol engines.
Styles / Movements Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 484978
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