Lifeboat model “Lady Carrington”

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c 1900.

This large model represents the Port Jackson Lifeboat Service lifeboat “Lady Carrington” which was used as the Port lifeboat from 1880 to 1905. An official lifeboat service began in Sydney in 1858 in response to public pressure after the tragic sinking the previous year of the ship “Dunbar”, wrecked off the Sydney Heads with the loss of all but one of the 122 on board, and the “Catherine Adamson” with 21 lives lost. The lifeboat service was based at South Head along the British tradition of the ...

Summary

Object No.

B2274

Physical Description

Ship model, lifeboat, Port Jackson Lifeboat Service, "Lady Carrington", made [in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia] c.1900

This model of a lifeboat has a rig which consists of two standing lugs and a single headsail. Details include rudder, tiller control, five rowlocks each side,10 oars ,cleats, and lifebuoy. The rig is folded and stowed on thwarts. The model is finished in white and blue with maroon lining and mounted on a wooden stand.

Dimensions

Height

410 mm

Width

480 mm

Production

Notes

Nothing is known of the building of this lifeboat model.

Made

c 1900

History

Notes

The "Lady Carrington" lifeboat model was originally loaned to the Museum in 1907 by the Shipwrights Provident Union of Port Jackson, Trades and Industrial Hall, Goulburn & Dixon Streets, Sydney. It was later formally acquired into the collection in 1977.

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Lifeboat model "Lady Carrington" 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 January 2018, <https://ma.as/211546>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/211546 |title=Lifeboat model "Lady Carrington" |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=21 January 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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