Ship model Russian screw clipper STRELOK
(in Russian Стрелок) of 1856
Scale 1 : 67, length 105 cm, width 32 cm, height 56 cm,
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Russian screw clipper STRELOK (in Russian Стрелок) of 1856
The screw clipper STRELOK was one of six sister ships that were built in
winter 1855/1856 in Arkhangelsk, to avoid the British blockade during
the Crimean War. They were intended as light cruisers against the
British merchant marine, but the war was over before they could be put
in use. The STRELOK served 1858 – 1862 in Far East and Northern Pacific,
i.e. charting the Sea of Japan. The ship is mentioned in the
list of Russian steam frigates of 19th century.
The STRELOK became somewhat famous by having Mikhail Alexandrovich
Bakunin as a passenger on his flight from Russia to Japan and back to
Europe in 1861.
In 1878 the ship was decommissioned.
The screw clipper model, photos, description and dimensions
The ship model was built with the sails tightly furled. The machinery at
the stern to raise the screw out of the water when sailing is clearly
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There
several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions,
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 model went a
purpose-built display case.
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pictures and click on the magnifying lens.
This model of the STRELOK is an elegant masterpiece, built by a very
experienced ship modeller. It is an excellent piece of work in detailing
the hull and rigging.
The ship model is 1 : 67 scale. Length is 105 cm, width 32 cm, height 56
The display case length is 110 cm, width 40 cm, height 60 cm.
This model has been already sold. The pictures and the data are shown in
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.