Sunday, September 13, 2015

Tall Ship Models for Decoration


Tall Ship Model At The Hall Entry 
 18 Century St. Esprit Wooden Clipper


The Saint-Esprit ("Holy Ghost") was a 80-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, lead ship of her class. She was funded by a don des vaisseaux donation from the Order of the Holy Spirit, and named in its honour. She took part in the Battle of Ushant under La Motte-Picquet, and to the Armada of 1779. She was renamed Scipion in April 1794, and took part in the Bataille du 13 prairial an 2 under Huguet, where she was totally dismasted. She was wrecked on 30 January 1795, during the Croisière du Grand Hiver. Most of her crew was rescued by Trente-et-un Mai.


 Cutty Sark Wooden Clipper Model


The Cutty Sark is a clipper ship. Built in 1869, she served as a merchant vessel (the last clipper to be built for that purpose), and then as a training ship until being put on public display in 1954. She is preserved in dry dock at Greenwich in London, but was damaged in a fire on May 21, 2007 while undergoing extensive restoration.



 1877 Tall Ship Elissa via Taxes Seaport Museum Tall Ship Elissa

Located in the historic port of Galveston, the Texas Seaport Museum also tells the story of a rich legacy of seaborne commerce and immigration. Look for ancestors with a one-of-a-kind computer database containing the names of more than 133,000 immigrants who entered the United States through Galveston, “‘The Ellis Island of the West”‘.  Join the Museum’s staff and volunteers as they bring the past to life through special exhibits and educational programs.


 HMS Endeavour Tall Ship Model
 HMS Endeavour Tall Ship Model


In 1768 Lieutenant James Cook, Royal Navy, set sail on HMS Endeavour on a voyage of exploration and scientific investigation and through his journeys, Cook is considered to be one of the greatest explorers. In 1770 Cook reached New Zealand where he circumnavigated and completely charted the north and south islands before continuing west. In April, he sighted the east coast of Australia and sailed north along the coast before anchoring in what he named Botany Bay. He then continued north to Cape York and on to Jakarta and Indonesia.
   During the four months voyage along the coast Cook charted the coastline from Victoria to Queensland and proclaimed the eastern part of the continent for Great Britain. Cook was the first person to accurately chart a substantial part of the coastline of Australia and to fix the continent in relation to known waters. His explorations of Australia were followed up within a few years by a British expedition to settle the 'new' continent.

   Accordingly, Cook is considered a major figure in Australia's modern history. Numerous places in Australia, particularly on the east Australian coast and New Zealand, have been named after him or his vessel, and many of the names he gave to parts of the Australian east coast in 1770 are still used (e.g. Cape Tribulation, Botany Bay, the Whitsunday's). Cooks 1768-1771 voyages in HMS Endeavour is also considered to be of general historical importance because of its great contributions to the worlds knowledge of seamanship and navigation, as well as geography. On his voyages Cook became the first captain to calculate his longitudinal position with accuracy, using a complex mathematical formula developed in the 1760s. He was also the first to substantially reduce scurvy among his crew, a serious, sometimes fatal result of dietary deficiency on long voyages.



Pirate Ship Diagram source 

 Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge Pirate Ship Model

Pirate Ship Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge

Set sail for adventure on the high seas as you search for lost treasure aboard this scale tall model ship replica of a Blackbeard’s feared pirate ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Fine craftsmanship and attention to detail highlight this exquisitely constructed tall sailing pirate ship. Whether seated upon a shelf, desk, or table, proudly display this Queen Anne’s Revenge pirate ship model and enjoy its indomitable spirit of adventure! 


 HMS Endeavour Open Hull Model

  HMS Endeavour Open Hull

In 1768 Lieutenant James Cook, Royal Navy, set sail on HMS Endeavour on a voyage of exploration and scientific investigation and through his journeys. Cook was considered to be one of the greatest explorers. In 1770 Cook reached New Zealand where he circumnavigated and completely charted the north and south islands before continuing west. In April, he sighted the east coast of Australia and sailed north along the coast before anchoring in what he named Botany Bay. He then continued north to Cape York and on to Jakarta and Indonesia. During the four months voyage along the coast Cook charted the coastline from Victoria to Queensland and proclaimed the eastern part of the continent for Great Britain. Cook was the first person to accurately chart a substantial part of the coastline of Australia and to fix the continent in relation to known waters.



Ship Model Hanging From The Ceiling source 


Tall Ship Models for Decoration