Rogers Ship Model Collection
Model no. 3. English 20-Oared Admiral's Barge, c1695-1705. Scale: 3/5in = 1ft-0in (1:20). Large, opulent barges were routinely provided to Admirals in the Royal Navy following the successful conclusion of the War of the English Succession, also called King William's War (1689-97). They were used to ferry flag officers and their guests between ships and from ship to shore. Each admiral paid for the design and upkeep of his crew's uniforms. Here the principal passenger is not present; he (or she) would normally be seated in the "stern sheets" just forward of the helmsman.