Three Brothers

Built as a steamship in 1856 to carry mail and passengers between Britain and the USA, this ship was originally named the USS Vanderbilt and was used by the US Navy throughout the American Civil War.   In 1873 she was sold off to private owners, converted into a sailing clipper and renamed Three Brothers.  She sailed between San Francisco, Le Havre, Liverpool and New York and was famous for her speed.  She was finally taken out of service in 1929.   This model was made in 1930 by William Bell, a seaman from Dumfries who sailed on the Three Brothers.  
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William Bell
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(case) height 660mm, width 910mm
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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