Hand Made Wooden Half Hull c.1940



An original hand made half hull constructed of layers of different of types of wood with a brass plaque "Bark Wanderer The Last Whaler To Sail From New Bedford".

  • CREATOR Unknown. 
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1940-1950.
  • CONDITION Good.  Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS H 7.25 in. x D 3.25 in. W 28 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.


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