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A model of the U.S.S. Newport
A model of the U.S.S. Newport

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A model of the U.S.S. Newport
the hull painted with a copper green bottom, dark red waterline and white topsides with brass port holes, the decks planked in cherry and detailed with: ventilators, bollards, anchors, windlass, running lights, keep-away-poles, ladder, bridge with wheel and binnacle, funnel, deck plates, skylights, life rings and other details. Rigged as a three masted bark with a bowsprit and three masts, cross spars, booms, gaffs, standing and running rigging, and other rigging details. Displayed on a pair of brass pedestals within a mahogany framed glass case with matching stand.
62 x 58 in. (157.5 x 147.3 cm.) case on stand (2)

Lot Essay

USS Newport, a 1153-ton Annapolis class gunboat, was built at Bath, Maine. Commissioned in October 1897, her first assignment was to the Caribbean area, where she was active through the Spanish-American War. Her subsequent Navy service was as a training ship for the Naval Academy, Naval Militia and the New York Public Marine School. Redesignated IX-19 in 1921, Newport was stricken from the Navy List in October 1931. She was turned over to the city of Aberdeen, Washington, in 1934 for further use as a training ship.
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