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This Fregatten Jylland model 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 is completely hand built to spec by skillful and creative master craftsmen; you will be amazed at how real it looks. The ship is painted in actual lustrous three-tone color. On the ship, you will spot amazing details such as: 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. This model was built according to scale through original plans, pictures and drawings. This model is carefully secure and packed inside a wooden crate for easy shipping purposes. Fregatten Jylland model comes fully-assembled and ready to be display.
The Fregatten "Jylland" or frigate "Jylland" is a unique ship,- being the longest wooden ship in the world today. Also it is the Royal Danish Navys 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.
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