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Model shows Nelson touch

PUBLISHED: 18:03 25 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:30 03 July 2010

It may not be as grand and as powerful as the real ship but a model of Lord Nelson's favourite vessel is now taking pride of pace in the Norfolk museum dedicated to the naval hero.

It may not be as grand and as powerful as the real ship but a model of Lord Nelson's favourite vessel is now taking pride of pace in the Norfolk museum dedicated to the naval hero.

The Agamemnon which was lovingly bought back to life in miniature by David Christian is on display at the Norfolk Nelson Museum in Yarmouth.

It took Mr Christian, from Liverpool, five years to painstakingly make the replica boat, which is 52in long and 38in high.

The Agamemnon was one of seven ships built by Sir Thomas Slade, the naval architect who designed Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory.

She was built in 1781 and played a part in 11 battles, including the Siege of Calvi in 1794 where Nelson lost the sight of his right eye.

Alice Mouncer, museum curator, said: “As a small, independent museum relying entirety on entrance fees and donations to open, we need to collect new objects for our collections to encourage visitors to come back and see us again.

“This beautiful model of the Agamemnon will be an asset to the museum and I am sure Nelson enthusiasts will flock to see it.”


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