Half hull model ships Ca 1850 

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Half hull model ships Ca 1850 (also known as a “half hull” or “half ship”) is a wooden model 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 shipwright as a means of planning a ship’s design and sheer and ensuring that the ship would be semantical  The half hulls were mounted on a board and were exact scale replicas of the actual ship’s hull. With the advent of computer design, half hulls are now built as decorative nautical art  and constructed after a ship is completed.


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