Historic Ship Models

Ship model Russian screw clipper STRELOK (in Russian Стрелок) of 1856


Ship model Russian screw clipper STRELOK (in Russian Стрелок) of 1856

Scale 1 : 67, length 105 cm, width 32 cm, height 56 cm,
More photos: of entire ship, of details. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!

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 shown.
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 model went 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 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 cm.
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 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.