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Union Castle Liner R.M.S. CARISBROOK CASTLE :: :: Vallejo Demo

  
Union Castle Liner R.M.S. CARISBROOK CASTLE
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British

Circa 1894
Model measures 63 Inches Case measures 81 ½” L x 28 ¾” H x 18 ¼” W Framed
 
   

Union Castle Liner R.M.S. CARISBROOK CASTLE
 
(Full Dockyard Builders Model)
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Circa 1894
Model measures 63 Inches Case measures 81 ½” L x 28 ¾” H x 18 ¼” W Framed
 
   

Fine details throughout the excellent and exact scale model of the Union Castle Line help mark the transitional benchmarks set by the 1894 Royal Mail Ship CARISBROOK CASTLE in the steam/sail conversion era. The final single-screw vessel of the line, she was built of steel and carried three masts to supplement her Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company’s own quadruple-expansion four-cylinder steam engine that put out an amazing nominal 1,490 H.P. and 8,500 indicated horse power. The company had decided to divest the last of their sailing ships, including the original CARISBROOK CASTLE, a three-masted square-rigger, in 1889.

The model is beautifully fitted out with every aspect carried by the passenger-cargo liner. There are 12 ship’s boats hanging in davits, with the deck rails wrapping the decks. The superstructure has its open bridge where the appropriate instruments are on display. Rising behind and parallel to the fully rigged masts, the red with black accent funnel is stalwart and centrally located. The hull is painted in the company red and gray, and the single four-blade propeller is smartly ready to cut. The model is aloft on four turned brass columns in the hardwood and glass case, with the original ivorine builders’ and specification plates secured at each end.

The liner was built in Glasgow by Fairfield’s, and she registered at 7,626 gross tons for her 485 foot length with a 56 foot beam. She had accommodations for 250 First Class Passengers placed amidship rather than at the stern, the first Union Castle Ship so arraigned, and 140 Second Class aft. Her maiden voyage and the subsequent year’s were from London to Cape Town, South Africa. She hit a normal cruising ... Read More