RHONE will pass through the meshes of the net stretched by the submarines. It will be one of 23 Bordes ships to survive the war, less than half of the fleet. In February 1918, it will be part of the 17 ships that Bordes will make available to the Americans as part of the mission Tardieu (exchange of sailboats against fumes). It will be handed to Americans in Norfolk. It will be demolished in 1927. The buildings named ‘RHÔNE’ were numerous in this case it is not the one mentioned here, but transport-stable propeller type ‘CALVADOS’ Chantier de BREST (1859-1874).
Le Rhone Historical Shipmodel
Dimension: Length 76 x Width 19 x Height 42 cm.
Grade A / Quality Superior
The Construction of the Boat.
- We place a double layer of plank on the hull, Teak wood.
- The decks made with small planks of Oak wood.
- The masts and other pieces on the deck are made Teak, Acajou and Beech wood.
- Anchors are molded in Zinc metal and painted.
- The Cannons are turning in Solid Brass.
- The Cotton sails are tinted in the tea.
- Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in the bee wax to do the rigging.