Gorch Fock Painted Version

550

Dimension: Length 76 x Width 19 x Height 45 cm.

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.
  • Mats and all the pieces on the deck are made with Acajou wood.
  • Anchors are molded in zinc metal and painted.
  • Ornaments are molded in zinc metal and painted.
  • Sails made with Cottons.
  • Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in the bee wax to do the rigging.

Description

Gorch Fock Ship Model

Origin: German

Year: 1958

Shipyard : Blohm & voss

Homeport: Kiel

In 1933 in Germany, Gorch Fock I is a three-masted barque who served as a training warship.

Gorch Fock Ship I was launched in Hamburg in 1933 as a training sailing warship for the German Navy. Gorch Fockis three-masted barque and was named after the pseudonym. Therefore, of the German author Johann Kinau.

Prior to World War II she was used as a training warship. In addition, during the war she was used as office ship and was scuttled by her crew. As a result to avoid capture by the Soviet Union. After that, at the war, Gorch Fock Ship was salvaged by the Soviet Union, renamed Tovarishch. (Comrade). Nevertheless, Gorch Fock Ship was put into service again as a training vessel.

She also took part in many Tall Ships? Races. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, she sailed briefly under Ukrainian flag but was deactivated due to lack of funds for her maintenance. She was subsequently acquired by private sponsors who sailed her to her home port of Stralsund where she is a museum ship. She is however still in great need of repair.

Having lost all its training vessels as war reparation, the German government built a replacement training ship in 1958 following the plans of Gorch Fock I only slightly altered, named her Gorch Fock II and is still in service to this day.

Additional information

Weight 5.5 kg
Dimensions 86 × 29 × 55 cm