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.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wood, Brass.
- 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.