A Fine Donald McNarry Waterline Scale Model of the H.M.S....
A Fine Donald McNarry Waterline Scale Model of the H.M.S. Britannia, English, mid-20th century,
the waterline 16'=1" scale model of the 100-gun, first rate three-decker, fully rigged with set of sails, triple galleried stern and three ship's lanterns, displaying the Royal Standard at the main, the Lord High Admiral's flag at the fore, a Union Jack at the Spritsail topmast, a Union flag at the mizzen and the Red Ensign at the stern; mounted on simulated sea together with a small Dutch sprit-rigged fishing vessel off the port bow, in glazed display case with brass plaque engraved H.H.S. Britannia 1682 scale 16'= 1" By D McNarry,
case 19in x 31in x 19 1/2in (49cm x 79cm x 49.5cm) overall
cf. McNarry, D., Ship Models in Miniature, 1975, David & Charles Ltd, description and illustration p.65.
HMS Britannia was built by Phineas Pett II at Chatham Dockyard, and launched on 27 June 1682. On 19 May 1692 she was the allied fleet flagship at the Battle of Barfleur and in 1705 she took on board Charles III of Spain, when on her way to Catalonia. In 1715, Britannia was ordered to be dismantled and rebuilt at Woolwich Dockyard, from where she relaunched on 30 October 1719, again as a 100-gun first rate. Britannia was finally placed on harbour service in 1745, and was broken up in 1749.