Friesland Dutch Ship, Model Ship
This Friesland model ship has distinctive two tone colors of wood on the hull and is a fully assembled model to be displayed in your home. Featuring plank on frame method of construction, the Friesland has three decks and two rows of ferocious cannons on each side of the ship. The front bowsprit and three large masts are connected securely using advanced rigging and lines painstakingly knotted and fastened by hand. Each yard has an attached hand-stitched unfurled sail made of fine linen. Metal anchors and a wooden rudder are visible on the front and rear of the ship and on the deck, there are stationed cannons, an authentic hand-built lifeboat with ribs and planks, wooden cabin, and many other handcrafted ornaments. There is also an exquisite detailed admiral’s quarter on stern with beautiful handcrafted metal lanterns, statues, and ornaments.
This model comes standard with a solid wood base and brass nameplate.
Dimensions: 28.5" length x 9.5" wide x 26" tall
A little history:
The Friesland was a part of the Great Fleet of the United Province of Holland. It was built with 80 guns around 1663 and consisted of 1700 units. In 1672 it sided with 77 vessels under De Ruyters command and took part in the battle of Solebay with the Allied Anglo-French forces. The ship whose hull was carved out of wood is particularly noted for the refinements on her poop deck decorations and her superstructure.