Early-Mid 20th c. Hand Made Wooden Half Hull with Oars
An original hand made half hull with two oars mounted on a wooden plaque bordered with thick rope. Original label on back.
CREATOR Cape Cod Ship Models, Rt. 28, Dennisport, MA.
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1940-1970.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wood, Rope.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 5.5 in. x D 3.5 in. W 19 in.
A half hull model ship (also known as a "half hull" or "half ship") is a wooden ship featuring only one half of a boat's hull without rigging or other fixtures.
Prior to the twentieth century, half hull model ships were constructed by shipwrights as a means of planning a ship's design and ensuring that the ship would be symmetrical. The half hulls were mounted on a board and were exact scale replicas of the actual ship's hull.