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IRON DUKE, X Class yacht; Mr Gladwyn Bailey Auckland New Zealand; 1920; L1992.106

Object number

L1992.106

Name/Title

IRON DUKE, X Class yacht

Object Type

Vessel/History

Brief Description

The clinker-built 14-footer IRON DUKE, owned by Lord Jellicoe (Governor-General 1920-1924), was instrumental in establishing the X Class in New Zealand. Lord Jellicoe’s involvement lent the X Class, also known as the ‘Jellicoe’ Class, high status. With the establishment in 1921 of the Sanders Memorial Cup for inter-provincial yacht racing, the X Class became the premier New Zealand centreboard class, a status it retained until the 1950s.

Maker Role

Builder

Date Made

1920

Place Made

New Zealand

Medium and Materials

wood

Measurements

4.27 m x 1.75 m (LB)

Subject Keywords

Yachting

Credit Line

On loan from Auckland War Memorial Museum

Copyright Licence

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