GOTHEBORG ship model
Götheborg is a
sailing replica of an 18th century Swedish East
Indiaman, a wooden sailing vessel. The original sank
off Gothenburg, Sweden on 12 September 1745 while
approaching its home harbor after returning from her
third voyage to China. All sailors survived,
but the ship was lost.
The finding of the wreckage of
the vessel Götheborg found in 1984 emerged the idea
of making a replica of the vessel. The keel
for the replica was laid on 11 June 1995. The
vessel was built using traditional means, and is as
close to the original as possible.
million was spent, the vessel was launched 6
June 2003 with great festivities, and the Swedish
Royal Family were represented. Ten tons of hemp
ropes were to be used in rigging the vessel,
together with some 1,000 blocks and 1,800 m˛ linen
sail, all produced as in the "old days." The first
trial under sail was 18 April 2005.
This Gotheborg ship model features:
parts are wooden or metal
barrels on wooden carriage, sitting on real deck under
the main deck.
42" long x 35"
tall x 12" wide