Historic Ship Models

Ship model 18th century galeas from Stettin


Ship model galeas from Stettin, 18th century

Scale 1 : 50, length 69 cm, width 19 cm, height 59 cm,
More photos: of entire ship, of details. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!

The galeas ship type

The galeas is a small type of trade ship, which was common in the Baltic Sea and North Sea from the 17th to the early 20th centuries. The galeas was developed from the Dutch galliot, which was rigged in a similar way, but was equipped with a rounded stern. This ship carries the flag of the Baltic seaport Stettin.

The galeas model, photos, description and dimensions

The ship model is with sails, set like the ship being on starboard tack in quartering wind. The model was built to plans of Chapman (Frederik Henrik af Chapman, Architectura Navalis Mercatoria, plate XIV, Stockholm 1768).

Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging.  If you click on a photo you will get that photo in high resolution. Only these high resolution photographs show how much work and handicraft ability were put in the model.
With the ship models goes a purpose-built display case..

Viewing the high resolution photos: If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox, press F11 to minimize navigation bars and have a larger screen with the photos. The high resolution photos are about 12 megapixel. So they are about 10 - 20  times larger than your 0.5 - 1.3 megapixel computer screen. Most browsers by default downsize the pictures to screen size, so you cannot see all the details of the ship models. To see the original resolution  move the mouse over the pictures and click on the magnifying lens.

This model of a galeas is a very beautiful true masterpiece, clearly showing the elegant forms of the original ship design. Hull and rigging are worked out in very detail by a very experienced ship modeller.
The ship model is 1 : 50 scale. Length is 69 cm, width 19 cm, height 59 cm.

The display case length is 79 cm, width 28 cm, height 62 cm.

This model has been already sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.