German schooner Hansine of second half of 19th century
The model shows a typical schooner of the second half of the 19th century. However, I could not find anything on the history of a German schooner "Hansine".
The schooner wasn't a cargo ship - there are no cargo hatches. Most probably it was pleasure ship, or employed by coast guard or customs officials. This is suggested by the two large deckhouses, the hatchway between them, the large skylight, and the two boats midships.
In the book of David R MacGregor, The Schooner, Its Design and Development from 1600 to the Present, Chatham Publishing London 1997, ISBN 1861760205, there is a photo on page 128 that shows a late 19th century French topsail schooner with exactly the same rigging as the model. It had the same roller furling topsail that could be taken away without sending a man aloft to reef or furl. This type of rigging came into use in the second half of the 19th century.
By comparison with other schooners of that time one can
assume that the model scale is 1 : 50.
The schooner model, photos, description and dimensions
The model of the German topsail schooner Hansine was made by
a very experienced modeler, who unfortunately died several years ago. The
plans the model was based on are lost. There
are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions,
closer views of hull, deck and rigging.
excellently worked, detailed ship model is 1 : 50 scale.
Length is 84 cm, width 28 cm, height 72 cm.
The ship can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.
Price of the ship model and transport
The price of the model is 2900 Euro, plus transport cost.
Transport: The ship model can be secured in a transport box. This way,
truck or air cargo over long distances can be safely done.
If you live close by, picking up the model with your car may be a good way, too.
The ship model is available at my showroom in Recklinghausen. Here is information on how to order a ship model and how the transport can be arranged.
Please contact me, if you are
interested in the ship model.
Dr. Michael Czytko, Kuehlstr. 31, D-45659 Recklinghausen, Germany,
Tel. +49 2361 59757, email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you come by car, it is easy to find my home.