Cargo Ship Half Hull Model, Canadian Vickers
This "half hull model," representing the six large freighters built by Canadian Vickers in Montreal, shows one of the types of merchant ship built by Canadian shipyards during the First World War.
Half hull models, which show the shape of a vessel's hull, were originally developed as designing and planning aids. This example, likely built as a commemorative piece, bears a plaque identifying its type - an "8,000 ton steel steamer" - and explaining that it was built by Canadian Vickers for the Imperial Munitions Board.
Cargo Ship Model