Flying Dutchman- 20 Inch
It's the Flying Dutchman, 20", one of the most fabled "ghost ships" from the days of classic piracy.
On the third of August, 1942, H.M.S. Jubilee was on the way to the Royal Navy base at Simonstown, near Cape Town. At 9 p.m., a phantom sailing ship was seen. The second officer, Davies, was in charge of the watch. Sharing this duty was the third officer, Nicholas Monsarrat, author of The Cruel Sea. Monsarrat signalled to the strange ship, but there was no response. Davies recorded in the log that a schooner, of a class that he did not recognise, was moving under full sail, even though there was no wind. The Jubilee had to change course, to avoid a collision. During the war, Davies' superiors would have been in no mood for nonsense, and he must have had to weigh that against the dangers, especially in wartime, of not recording the strange things that he saw. In an interview, Monsarrat admitted that the sighting inspired him to write his novel The Master Mariner.
SOLD FULLY ASSEMBLED - THIS IS NOT A MODEL SHIP KIT
Overall dimensions: 20" H x 4" W x 18" L (1:176 scale)
Built with rare, high quality woods such as cherry, birch, maple and rosewood.
Amazing details! Perfectly taught rigging with varied thread color and thickness.
Dusted black/grey sails and wood for the real ghost like feeling!
Accurate cannons and metal anchors
Rests perfectly on a large wood base
Requires hundreds of hours to build from scratch (not from a model kit) by our master artisans.
To build this ship, extensive research was done using various sources such as the original plans, drawings, paintings and pictures.
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