Contained in a glazed display case
The handbuilt fully rigged wooden model with bound masts, painted hull, plank-on-frame and pinned hull with fine details including carved and decorated stern with quarter gallery and lanterns. Other details include gratings, hatches, companionways, guns on carriages and carved figurehead.
The Wappen von Hamburg was built at the Deich-tor shipyard for the Admiralty and was launched in 1669. The main purpose of the ships developed was as an escort ship to protect the convoys of the city and also to protect the merchant fleets of Hamburgs trading partners. Attacks by Corsairs on merchant ships were a widespread problem at this time especially around Hamburg's Elbe estuary and the entrance to the Mediterranean sea near Gibraltar.
On the 10th of October 1683 while anchored in the port of Cadiz the Wappen von Hamburg exploded after catching fire. Half her crew was killed including Admiral Karbfanger. This ship model is an accurate representation of this famous German escort ship.
80 cm X 69 cm.
The glass showcase is 85 cm X 46 cm X 85 cm.
Pick up or delivery is possible in Rotterdam is possible with prior arrangement.
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