Repro ID: H5631_20040326104421
Title: A shipyard model of the East Indiaman Charles Grant (1810).
Description: Many of the East Indiaman that traded between London and the East were built in Indian dockyards. The 'Charles Grant', for example, was built at Bombay in 1810. Ships built in India were constructed using superior tropical hard-woods such as teak. They were more resistant than vessels built from English oak to the sea-worms which ate through the bottoms of many ships.
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London