Britannia Pilot Boat

Britannia Pilot Boat

Walter "Bud" Appel built this British kit of a pilot boat in record time.

Built by Walter “Bud” Appel from a British kit in about 85-hours.
Materials for construction include wood, plastic and metal.

The Britannia, a 1907 steel plated pilot boat, plied the Tyne River in England as a commercial fisher. It was steam-powered, but while the fishing nets were out, it was powered by a single sail.

Period: early 1900’s
Model is 44” long, 9” wide
Scale is 1:24

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