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Ship model of the confederate steamer CSS SHENANDOAH built as the SEA KING

Boucher - Lewis Inc1991

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum
Sydney, Australia

This ship model of the steamer CSS SHENANDOAH was made in 1990 - 1991. The SHENANDOAH was the last of the trio of Confederate raiders, including the FLORIDA and ALABAMA, which visited Melbourne in January/February 1865 prior to its Pacific cruise in search of Union whaleships during the American Civil War. The SHENANDOAH sank or captured 38 ships - all merchant vessels.

Details

  • Title: Ship model of the confederate steamer CSS SHENANDOAH built as the SEA KING
  • Creator: Boucher - Lewis Inc
  • Date: 1991
  • Location: United States
  • Type: Ship model
  • Significance: The SHENANDOAH provides maritime historians with one of the few examples of technological advances in ship design of the mid 19th century. Only a few clipper ships were equipped with steam.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Medium: Basswood, plywood, maple, brass, copper, irish linen, metal, paint
  • Dimensions: 990 x 1880 mm, 31 kg
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds

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