British Light Vessel St Gowan (Minic Ships 738)

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Exhibit

British Light Vessel St Gowan (Minic Ships 738)

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Arch Two , Area 18
Tri-ang Minic Ships (display)


1960s


A 1:1200 model of the British light vessel St. Gowan, part of the Tri-Ang Minic range produced between 1959 and 1964.

Triang Catalogue Number: M738

Triang Minic Ships M735 Lightship "SUNK", identical to 738 except for the painted name


Tri-ang Minic produced models of five light vessels, Sunk, Shambles, Cork, St Gowan and Varne. All of the models are identical except for the name painted in white on each side. There is no model number or model name marked on the underside.

The actual ships

This is one of the models of British light vessels which are commissioned, operated and maintained by the Trinity House Corporation in England, Northern Lighthouse Board in Scotland, and the Commissioners of Irish Lights in Ireland.

British light vessels are known by their number and are not named as such. The name painted on the side of the vessel is the name of its duty station. The model has a red and white body and no funnels due to its non powered nature.

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