Fregatten Jylland Painted Model Tall Ship
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Our Fregatten Jylland model ship is handcrafted from beautiful wood such as
rosewood, mahogany, teak, and along with various other exotic wood. The hull
is constructed using a plank on frame method, each strip of exotic wood are
carefully join together to form a smooth hull. This model ship is completely
hand built by skillful and creative master craftsmen. The ship model is painted
in actual lustrous three-tone color. On the ship, you will spot amazing details
on these components: wooden bowsprit, foremast, mainmast, and mizzen mast. They
are all connected with rigging that are painstakingly fastened by hand in matching
colors. On the main deck, you can spot a large wooden tower tied down with chains,
a wooden canoe, and a white wooden bridge with metal railings. On the quarter
deck, there’s a navigational area with metal steering wheels and a wooden cabin.
The beakdeck and the quarter deck are surrounded with metal fences.
You can easily spot a row of metal cannons on the side of the hull, and large
metal anchors hanging just above the waterline. There’s also a wooden rudder
and a metal propeller to help the ship maneuver in the right direction. An attached
wooden stand with a nameplate engraved “Fregatten Jylland 1860” is standard
on this model ship. Our model was built according to scale through original
plans, pictures and drawings. We absolutely use no plastic parts only the highest
quality wood and metal parts. This model ship is carefully secured and packed
inside a wooden crate for easy shipping purposes. Our Fregatten Jylland model
ship comes fully-assembled and ready to be displayed.
The Fregatten "Jylland" or frigate "Jylland" is a unique
ship, it is also the longest wooden ship in the world today. Also it is the
Royal Danish Navy's last big warship built from wood, and having a traditional
sailing ship rigging as well as a steam engine, it is a perfect representative
for the transition from sail to steam power. It took part in the battle of Helgoland
in 1864, which was the first naval battle in history where two fleets engaged
each other without the use of sails, but only used their steam engines during
the entire battle.The ship is now beautifully restored and on permanent display
at the picturesque small town of Ebeltoft situated on the peninsula of Jylland,
which also gave name to the ship when she was launched from the Naval Yard in
Copenhagen in 1860.
Today the ship is a major tourist attraction and well worth a visit. It holds
a special attraction to me, since my grandfather served on the "Jylland"
during his term in the Royal Danish Navy.
It is indeed a strange feeling to walk around on a 140 years old warship, knowing
that one's grandfather once walked the same wooden decks.
on image above to view!