Ship model of training ship “Vernon”

Made 1880-1890

The “Vernon” is a good example of the early and mid-19th Century Blackwall frigates that were the mainstay of passenger trade to Australia and the connecting link between the East Indiamen and the P & O liners of the 20th century. From 1867, the “ Vernon” was a reformatory and naval training ship based in Sydney Harbour.


Model of training ship 'Vernon', in case. Three masts, fully rigged, 3 lifeboats with oars, 30 gun ports, 1 gun on carriage on deck, starboard side steps with wide platform to waterline, port side narrow stairs to waterline, kapok floats, below gun deck both round portholes and square portholes (the latter with protective bars), deck house aft, 2 ventilators, 24 red and white water buckets. Light brown lower hull, white stripe above. White gun deck hull exterior, with black gun ports. Black upper hull to deck level with white rails.


460 mm
1385 mm


Model made about 1880-1890; maker unknown.


Gift of Department of Public Instruction, 1911
2 November, 1911

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Ship model of training ship "Vernon" 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 June 2017, <>
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