Entrance hall of the Sjöhistoriska Museet with the stern of the schooner Amphion

 

The Sjöhistoriska Museet in Stockholm

 

We visited the museum during a trip to Stockholm in June 2011. In the Sjöhistoriska Museet (Maritime Museum) objects of Swedish naval history are on display, among them some fine figure heads and contemporary ship models of 17th and 18th century.

 
At the center of the entrance hall there is the stern of the schooner Amphion of 1788. The Amphion was the personal yacht of king Gustav III of Sweden. It was constructed by Frederik Henrik af Chapman. The ship took part in the Russian-Swedish war of 1788 - 1790.
Next to the preserved Amphion stern is the entrance to an exhibition of the ships history. I show some pictures of the 1 : 32 scale schooner model on display.

   

In another section of the museum there was a very fine contemporary model of a 17th century two-decker. Unfortunately, the room with the ship models was only dimly lit and the ships in cases with poor glass with high reflection.

   

The hull model of a 74 gun ship-of-the-line Gustav IV Adolf, constructed by Frederik Henrik af Chapman in 1799. The hull is divided into six longitudinal sections with a good view on the equipment in each section.

  

For more information see the website of the Sjöhistoriska Museet.

  

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Entrance hall of the Sjöhistoriska Museet Left side of entrance hall

 

 

Right side of entrance hall Entrance hall of the Sjöhistoriska Museet