20 July 2005
A fine small scale model of the Virginia pilot boat Swift of Norfolk
in 1/8in.=1ft. scale, the hull carved from the solid and fitted with stem, keel and rudder post, the deck planked and fitted with stove pipe, deck blocks, coils of line, deck eyes, companion way, tiller and other details. Schooner rigged with a bow sprit, two masts, main boom, gaffs, standing and running rigging turning blocks and other details. Mounted on a simple wooden stand
9 x 8¾ in. (22.9 x 22.2 cm.) model on stand
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Swift of Norfolk had an LOA 0f 49ft, a Beam 15ft-7in and a draft of 6ft-3in with a weight of 46 tons. Mr. Bond, British Consul to the Middle and Southern States of America, purchased swift for 428 Spanish dollars as a dispatch boat.
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