- 93L x 26W x 65H (cm)
- Super high quality details hand made wooden ship
- This model ship is entirely handmade by skilled and experienced craftsmen, using the plank on frame construction method
- Anchors, guns, decorations and other intricate details sculpted of metal
- Meticulously sewn sails, keep shape and do not wrinkle
- Chrome and brass fittings and ornaments constitute the excellence of this model
- Not a kit, fully assembled, ready for display
- Hundred of hours required to finish this model, premium quality, truly a work of art
- Use high quality wood such as rosewood, ebony, black wood, mahogany wood and etc
- This ship is built according to scale through original plans, drawings and paintings as well as actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy
- This model is carefully secure and packed inside a wooden crate and a carton box to insure a safe transportation.
- Ready stock available
History Of the Ship
The (formerly the Horst Wessel) is a 295-foot (90 m) barque used as a training cutter for future officers of the United States Coast Guard. She is the only active commissioned sailing vessel, and one of only two commissioned sailing vessels, along with the USS Constitution, in American military service. She is the seventh Coast Guard cutter to bear the name in a line dating back to 1792, including the Revenue Cutter Eagle, which famously fought the British man-of-war Dispatch during the War of 1812. Each summer, Eagle deploys with cadets from the United States Coast Guard Academy and candidates from the Officer Candidate School for periods ranging from a week to two months. These voyages fulfill multiple roles; the primary mission is training the cadets and officer candidates, but the ship also performs a public relations role for the Coast Guard and the United States. Often, Eagle makes calls at foreign ports as a goodwill ambassador.
Built as the German sail training ship Horst Wessel in 1936, it served to train German sailors in sail techniques until decommissioned at the start of World War II. Given anti-aircraft armament, it was re-commissioned in 1942. At the end of the war, Horst Wessel was taken by the U.S. as war reparations.
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