Model of the Ship H.M.S. Hood (1918) manufactured by Bassett-Lowke Ltd, London in 1927. It is one of a series of 15 models representing the development of British Naval Power from 875 A.D. to 1918.

Bassett-Lowke began as a model engineering supplies company in 1899, it was founded by Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowke and H.F.R Franklin, with the help of WJ's father. The company's initial premises were a site owned by the Bassett-Lowke family's boilermaking business. It became one of the England's largest suppliers of medium and large-gauge model railways, model ships, and exhibition models.

Physical Description

Waterline model of a battle ship. The ship has a flat base, two main funnels and two, double barrelled gun turrets on the bow and stern. Two small pieces, believed to be from the forward gun turret on the bow, are also stored with this object.

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  • Manufacturer

    Bassett-Lowke Ltd, London, Middlesex, England, 1927

  • Classification

    Water transport, Steam power, Model naval vessels - british

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • Overall Dimensions

    441 mm (Length), 42 mm (Width), 77 mm (Height)

  • References

    Information from the Bassett-Lowke Catalogue of Ship Models & Modelmaking 1926, p. 29 (TL03811): "The Complete "Pageant" consisting of fifteen ships from the time of King Alfred to the present date, modelled to scale of 50 ft. to 1 inch, painted in correct colouring and with decorated sails, mounted upon a "Sea" of glass, so rolled that an excellent and most realistic representation of the Ocean covered by wavelets, is rendered. The set is suitably mounted in a high-class showcase with sides, ends, and top of best quality plate glass and framed in solid Mahogany, French polished. Size of Glass Case, 44 inches by 17¼ inches by 9½ inches high. Price £25 0 0. Packing and carriage extra. For full particulars of these models, see "A Pageant of English Naval History, " post free 1/1." (M. Vaughan 18/2/2011)

  • Keywords

    Naval Vessels, Ships