Amerigo Vespucci Black Painted

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Amerigo Vespucci Ship Model

Dimension: Length 130 x Width 35 x Height 77cm

Grade B / Quality Superior

Construction of the boat:

  • We place a layer of fiberglass on the hull’s planks and painted with acrylic paint.
  • Deck made with small planks of Oak wood.
  • Masts, lifeboats and other pieces on the deck are made with acajou wood, Beech wood and Teak wood.
  • Sculptures and anchors are molded in Zinc metal and painted.
  • Ornaments turned into Solid Brass.
  • Cotton sails are tinted in the tea.
  • Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in the bee wax to do the rigging.

Description

Amerigo Vespucci Black Painted Ship Model

Origin: Italian

Year: 1931

School ship of the Italian Navy, still in use today.

Rig: Three Square Mats

Shipyard: Castellammare di Stabia

Home port: La Spezia

Italian training ship Amerigo Vespucci:

The Amerigo Vespucci is a tall ship of the Italian Navy (Marina Militare). After that,  named the explorer Amerigo Vespucci. Its home port is La Spezia, Italy, and it is in use as a school ship.

In 1925 the Italian Military Navy ordered two school ships to a design inspired by the style of late eighteenth century large 74 cannon ships. Indeed, the first named Cristoforo Colombo was launched in 1928 and the second the Amerigo Vespucci in 1931. However, she is the only three decker three masted full-rigged ship to still be in use today.

Her black steel hull decorated with two white stripes and her typical stern galleries make her unique and she reminds us of nineteenth century frigates. Her sail area is impressive with 3,100 m².

She has also been equipped with diesel engines and modern navigation instruments.

Her home port is Livorno (Italy). During summer time, 150 trainees officer of the naval school join her permanent crew of 450 men. She still takes part in Tall Ships races and sailing parades and she still is one of the most impressive ships. Her name comes from Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512) third child of a well-regarded family of Florence (Italy).

He was a merchant and sailor and due to the many explorations he undertook along the east coasts of South America his name was given to the new continent.

The other school ship, the Cristoforo Colombo, was given to the Soviet Union in 1949 as part of war reparations and was decommissioned in 1972.

 

 

Additional information

Weight 28 kg
Dimensions 140 × 45 × 87 cm