The clipper ship 'Loch Maree' was built by Barclay, Curle & Co. in Glasgow in 1873 (1581 GRT). It was operated by the Loch Line on the England-Australia route but disappeared without trace after leaving Geelong for London with a cargo of wool in October 1881. This 1:132 scale model of the 'Loch Maree' was purchased by the Museum in 1923. It was built by Mr John Merriman who served his apprenticeship on this vessel and was on board when she was dismasted during her maiden voyage to Australia in 1873.

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