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. It is an
excellently worked, detailed ship model in 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.