H.M.S. Beagle

HMS Beagle - John Walsh

John Walsh built this model from a kit over a span of seven months. It’s a limewood plank-on-bulkhead type.

HMS Beagle was a10-gun brig-sloop of the Royal Navy. She was launched on 11 May 1820. In July of that year she took part in a fleet review celebrating the coronation of King George IV of the United Kingdom in which she was the first ship to sail under the new London Bridge. She was adapted as a survey barque and took part in three expeditions. On the second survey voyage the young naturalist Charles Darwin was on board, and his work would eventually make the Beagle a most famous ship.

Period: mid-19th Century            Model length: 27”, height: 21”            Scale: 3/16”= 1ft.