Sao Gabriel Size 1

550

Dimension: Length 65 x Width 31 x Height 54 cm

Grade B / Quality Superior

Construction of the boat:

  • We place a double layer of plank on the hull, Teak wood.
  • Deck made with small planks of Oak wood.
  • Masts and other pieces on the deck are made Teak and Acajou.
  • Anchors and canons are molded in Zinc metal and painted.
  • The Cotton sails tinted in tea.
  • Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in the bee wax to do the rigging.

Description

São Gabriel Ship Model

Origin: Portuguese

Year: 1497-1499

The Sao Gabriel model ship was a Portuguese and built specifically for the expedition ship model.

The Sao Gabriel model ship was a Portuguese “nau” (carrack) that, like its sister ship, the São Rafael. As a result, she was built specifically for the expedition; both exhibited similar construction.

There are no known contemporary pictures of the ships; the earliest are from about fifty years later. São Rafael was of similar dimensions as the São Gabriel. Therefore, the Bérrio, also known as the São Miguel: This caravel was named after its former owner. A seller ship, name São Miguel: The ship was a carrack of about 110 or 200 tons with Gonçalo Nunes as captain. Nevertheless, ship was constructed under the supervision of Bartolomeu Dias. In addition, the size of the vessel given by contemporary describers was between 90-120 t, but modern estimates tend to be higher.

As a carrack, the sails of the fore and mainmast were cut square, while the mizzenmast sail was triangular. Carracks tended to be slower and less able to sail against the wind than the caravel, but were steadier and safer, and more comfortable for the crew. The São Gabriel was equipped with the latest scientific astronomical and nautical instruments.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 75 × 41 × 64 cm