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    Sale 1963

    Maritime Art Including Fine Paintings, Nautical Antiques, Scrimshaw And Ship Models

    30 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 196

    A Model Of The Steam Yacht Corsair (II)

    Price Realised  

    A Model Of The Steam Yacht Corsair (II)
    the hull, built up with black painted topsides, green bottom and a gold waterline. The deck of is planked in mahogany and is fitted with jackstaff, anchor davits, anchors, anchor windlass, bollards, deck plates, skylights, cabin structures, search lights, deck railings, ship's wheel, binnacle, engine telegraphs, ladders, ventilators, funnel, signal cannons, five ship's boats on davits, docking wheel, flagstaff, propeller, and many other details. Displayed on two brass pedestals within a glass case with mahogany base and trim.
    12¼ x 15¼ x 58¼ in. (132.7 x 38.7 x 147.9 cm.)


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    Built for J. Pierpont Morgan in 1890, the Corsair served as a notable flagship. In April 1898, Morgan sold her to the US Navy for $225,000. The Navy converted her to a dispatch vessel and patrol gunboat, and named her USS Gloucester. She was sold out of the Navy in 1919 and into commercial service. The Corsair was destroyed in a hurricane at Pensacola, Florida.